Something has changed on my AutoCAD, and there are a number of things that no longer work properly, including
- When selecting a line, it no longer shows what layer it is on the layer manager dropbox, nor can it be changed using that facility.
- When a line is selected, the delete / backspace key no longer erases the item
- When an object is selected, it will not remain selected when a tool button is clicked.
- Double clicking on blocks no longer brings up the block editor,
Basically I have to now select any command/tool, then the object to which I want to apply it, which is very time consuming and frustrating.
I’m sure it’s only a matter of ticking a checkbox somewhere, but I can’t find it
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Noun/verb selection has to be checked in Options > Selection in order to pick the objects before issuing the command.
The command line system variable is PICKFIRST = 1
I've had similar problems where a very convenient tool suddenly stops working and there is no apparent explanation why. Has anybody else experienced this and/or have an explanation of why? It seems like it is often the pickfirst or other 0,1,2 options that mysteriously get set back to 0.
It does seem like there is an inordinate number of problems with PICKFIRST and PICKADD being set wrong. The odd thing is that "on" is the default, so I'm not sure if it's just inadvertent clicks in the Options settings, or something software driven, like Lisp routines that turn them off, but fail to turn them back on?
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