Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Useful Shortcut for Autocad

Hold Shift and press middle wheel of the mouse will activate Free Orbit making it easier to navigate in 3D.

Open/ Save Dialog Box Missing or Disable

Sometimes when you want to open or save using Autocad products, the dialog box doesn't appear instead the option is shown on the command line.

 The solution for this problem is quite simple, all you need to do is reset the variable which control the dialog box. Type filedia on the command line and set the value to 1. Now the dialog box will appear as usual.

Addition Info (For those who like to know the reason for this to happen):
Some of the LISP or script programming command often disable/ turn off some of the variable settings when executing and restore the original value after finish executing the command. When the command is stop/ interrupted in the middle of execution, the original value is not being restore hence causing the problem.