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I can no longer enter command from my keyboard directly. I have to use the command line. I also cannot enter distance either when drawing a line. I must have disabled a variable or something but I don't know which one.

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Well yeah that plus other things like the vport command I used to able just type it and envoke the command but now I have to have the command line open at the bottom of the screen to due any command. I did look at the drafting settings and it doesn't look like anything has been changed in the dynamic input tab. Not sure what changed from yesterday when it was working fine till today and now it's not working. Something must have been turned off but I don't know what.

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I'm not sure I follow you. You don't want to use the command line or dynamic input but you still want to type the command? Anything to do with command aliases?

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copied and pasted from AutoCad Help.

 

DYNMODE (System Variable)

 

Turns Dynamic Input features on and off.

 

Type: Integer

Saved in: Registry

Initial value: 3

When all features are on, the context governs what is displayed.

When DYNMODE is set to a negative value, the Dynamic Input features are not turned on, but the setting is stored.

0 All Dynamic Input features, including dynamic prompts, off

1 Pointer input on

2 Dimensional input on

3 Both pointer input and dimensional input on

If dynamic prompts are on ( DYNPROMPT is set to 1), they are displayed when DYNMODE is set to 1, 2, or 3.

When dimensional input is turned on (DYNMODE = 2 or 3), the program switches to pointer input when you enter a comma or an angle bracket (

When DYNMODE is set to 1, 2, or 3, you can turn off all features temporarily by holding down the temporary override key, F12.

Settings are on the Dynamic Input tab in the Drafting Settings dialog box.

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Thanks Dana that was it. I remembered I let a coworker use my station, who is not proficient in autocad, to open a cad file that was converted from a PDF. That's when it got changed.

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You might want to acquaint yourself with the terminology for the features you are using re: Dynamic Input. It helps when describing problems.

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Sorry but I'm a one man show here and I have to stay on top of all the fire alarm stuff from design to installation and final acceptance. I know what Dynamic Input is but with everything else I have to do trying to remember what every feature and command there is in autocad is challenging.

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Just remember, dynamic input allows you to not need the command line. It covers ALL commands. It is not what they are, but how they are entered.

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  • 6 years later...

Hi, I have the same problem, but in my case even though Dynamic Input is set to 3, it did not fix my problem. I still can´t type in commands directly from my keyboard. I have to put my cursor directly in the command line.

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