I hope someone can help.
I'm trying to save blocks to a new tool palette and it won't let me.
I'm doing everything I've always done. Right click on the tool palette, click "new palette" then change the name.
the new tab appears on the tool palette. I go then to drag the block from my drawing to the newly made palette.
As I drag over the tool palette with block, the black line appears on the palette as it should, but when I drop it to the palette its not there. I can drag and drop that same block to any of the other tabs on the tool palette whether it's a default one or one that I've made previously. I've done this process a thousand times, it always worked without a problem. All of a sudden it doesn't. I havent made any changes to my pc or os except for the microsoft updates.
I've also tried to load the blocks from design center to the new palette, no success!
I've checked to make sure tool palettes are saving to the right file....
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2011\R18.1\enu\support\Tool Palette\Palettes
and they are not read only!
I'm running Windows XP Pro, never had any issues until now.
Is there an patch or update to fix this
Is there something I'm missing
It's very frustrating, when you can't work on a project the way your used to
There is a difference between enterprise & user tool pallets - if it's enterprise (i.e. in an admin folder) you might not have access rights to save / make changes. Check to see that you have full access rights and that the tool pallette directory isnt set in the operating system to "Read only"
I'm the administrator for my machine, I have full rights and the files are not read only.
As I said previously, I was always able to create new tool palettes and insert anything to them.
I don't know if its fully patched and updated, I believe so but is there a way I can confirm this.
Also, I can actually make a new tool palette, its tab comes up, but i can't drag and drop anything to
it. It doesnt save the block.
Is the rpoblem only the file you are in? Or does it happen to all files?
Did you try using ADCENTER to create a TP from this one file? A good method to test the file IMHO.
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Someone with Autodesk needs to address this. I am also having the same issues with having the little padlock symbol at the bottom of the tool palette. It is a read only attribute issue. It does not matter if the palette path is on the c drive or on a server.
When exporting the tool palettes out and saving them to another users folder and importing them in, the palette is locked/read only!
PLEASE GIVE AN ANSWER THAT IS A SOLUTION AND NOT TRY THIS OR TRY THAT!
TRY THIS OR TRY THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!
THERE IS A PROBLEM, TELL US HOW TO FIX IT.
AND YES, I AM YELLING!
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