If I do something like this:
Draw a line
Copy the line multiple times
Scale all of the lines I made with a basepoint
Rotate the lines
Use the UNDO command
The UNDO command is useless. I cannot undo the rotation. This is not unique to rotating things, I did the same type of thing with a circle, and it wouldn't let me un-scale the circle. It seems to fail when it wants to, regardless of what commands I have used leading up to trying to UNDO.
The only way I can get UNDO to work after it has "frozen" like this is to enter in a ridiculously high number, like 10,000, when it asks me "Enter the number of operations to undo or [Auto/Control/BEgin/End/Mark/Back] <1>:". But when I do that, it will undo EVERYTHING I did to the drawing since I started working on it.
Anyone else having this problem? We're having this issue across all of the users at work here who have been upgraded from 2010 to 2012.
Does anyone know what's going on, or how to fix this or get around it?
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Could it somehow be some kind of issue with how it was installed/implemented on our machines, or perhaps some kind of setting in a program or in Windows XP (unrelated to AutoCAD) that is conflicting?
I know there used to be some kind of problem with Microsoft Outlook, SAP, and AutoCAD 2010 all clashing together, but our ACAD administrator (the guy who rolled out 2012) found some way to fix it with our IT people.
For this issue I've been told that our ACAD administrator threw his hands up to it in defeat.
Are you running with SP1, and/or have you checked to see if this was a problem addressed in SP1 or hotfixes?
We are running ACAD 2012 SP1, and the software was updated with all applicable patches and updates available at the time (on 12/12/2011). We are running it on Dell Precision T3400's, with 4G of RAM and Intel Core 2 Duo CPU's (2.66GHz). We are using Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2. XP Pro x64 currently only has two service packs from what I understand.
We also use some kind of automatic software updater. I am forced to install every update; I only get to pick a time (within a week) when it will not interrupt my work to run the update. If I do nothing, after a week the updater overrides me and installs/restarts my computer, regardless of what I was in the middle of. I don't see how a hotfix or patch for this could have been missed - my work computer is more up-to-date than my home machine. All of our drivers get auto-updated, too.
>> We are running [...]
And maybe you are also running some application or tool(s) on top of AutoCAD?
Because also for me: I've never had the situation that UNDO does not work as designed (as long as I didn't implement some error within my app's).
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It's possible. The more I think about it, the more I think that's exactly the problem, and (unfortunately) I have no ability to tell the IT people to "get on this."
I was trying to figure out if this was a known issue, or if it was something wrong with our machines/setup. We run SAP/PLM on top of AutoCAD (there's an interface pre-loaded into AutoCAD to "talk" and "interact" with our PLM system, and modules in the PLM system that can "talk" and "listen" to ACAD), and I'm thinking that this might be the problem...sad thing is, I can't do squat about it if that's the problem, until we get some kind of update from our updater or from the IT people.
If this is indeed the problem, and if it ever gets fixed, I'll post back...otherwise, if anyone has any other ideas in the meantime, I'm open to suggestions!
Type UNDO at the command line and verify that
Auto=ON, Control=All, Combine=Yes, Layer=Yes
Thease are the default settings. Adjust the settings as necessay.
I hope this resolves your issue.
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