Does anyone know of a variable which controls how stretching with grips works. I've got a single machine with Autodesk Architecture 2012 that when I select a grip and move it, then type a dimension in the command line, that the line becomes the dimension I typed, not the amount I moved it. For example, If i have 10" line, select and end grip, stretch it +3 inches or -3 inches, the line becomes an absolute of 3 inches. On all other machines, the line would either become 13" or 7".
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The dynamic input is off.
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I have the same problem as yours, and my solution is to turn off the Perpendicular Osnap. But i don't know exactly why. Perhaps this is one of the errors of AutoCad 2012 ???
Oh great, so now they've messed up grip editing lines too? (in 2011 it only did that for Polylines ..... Lines still worked as they had previously)
You can blame the "improvements" they've made to Dynamic Input.
There are several ways to "fix" it by changing the DYNMODE and DYNDIGRIP settings, but changing DYNMODE from 3 (default) to 1 is probably going restore the behaviour you're familiar with.
I have already tried your suggestion like changing DYNMODE from 3 (default) to 1, but it still doesn't work. Meanwhile I have to turn off Perpendicular osnap. Can you show me more detail steps how to change the DYNMODE and DYNDIGRIP settings?
If DYNDIGRIP is going to work, you'll have to turn off "Resulting Dimension" and "Angle Change" so it defaults to "Length Change" as the first option.
It occurs to me too, but only if Polar Tracking (F10) is active. If it is Ortho (F8) or nothing, the line is longer or shorter how I type in.
Another option: use the Acad 2012 novelty - hovering over the end of the line and choosing Lenghten. Its only one click more then before and it works even if Polar Tracking is on.
My way of handeling this was to create a new profile, then it seemed to worked as previous versions. I still cannot locate a variable that might possibly regulate this behavior. As for dynamic imput mode, I have a hard time leaving it on. Seems like to much info. I usually use snap, polar, and tracking 98% of the time.
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