Layer manager keep loosing the icons that represent a function. When you open layer manager, there are some icons on top of the layer manager page, one functions as make layer current, the other one to create a new layer & so on. these icons after a few time that we use layer command they all disappear, the only way to fix it is to close autocad & open it again. Of course if we use classic layer manager then things are ok but classic layer manage rhas uts own problems & limitations also.
Has any one run into this problem?
My own guess is that the commad "layer" which invoke layer manager has memory leak, & when it is used a few time basically makes your system works on less memory resources & the only way to fix it is to abort the operation & start every thing all over again.
Open to any suggestion.
What's your Windows version? Graphics card?
What is your hardware acceleration setting in AutoCAD, on or off? What would happen if you change it then try the LAYER palette again?
Is your video card supported by Autodesk? Do they have a driver for it?
Your issue does not exist for most of us 2012 users, but it does for a very few.
our system is win 7, 64
video card is NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT, & it is tested by autodesk.
acceleration is on, & we have to leave it on, because if we turn it off then we have to deal with a set of different problems. the part you have suggested to use as pallete I did not quite understand, because the new layer is a pallette
total system memory is 4 gig
the Vcrad dedicated memory is 256 but total available for Vcard is 2287 MB
I will give the single monitor condition a try, but I don't think that it is going to solve the problem, because as you know basically whether you use one or two monitor will not have any effect on total memory usage. but I will try it
Whai I have noticed from yesterday is if I leave the layer manager pallette open at all time, & keep it open then it seems I am not loosing the icons, however the trade off is here to oen files becomes a bit slower since autocad wants to generate the layer list every single time that I open or close a file.
Your system is underpowered: with the vcard robbing system RAM, I'm surprised you don't have more video problems (wait, you do if I read your other reply correctly).
Independent RAM for the VCARD is best, but that requires a new vcard purchase. Doubling your system RAM to 8Gig may be cheaper, and should help.
Turning off Win7's Aero theme may also do wonders for your system and AutoCAD.