AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Registered: ‎07-06-2012
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here's a doozy - tool palette

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07-06-2012 04:04 PM

my computer had a mal-attack and now my block palette doesnt work.


what's happening: im clicking on several different blocks to drag onto my drawing but it keeps selecting the same block over and over. example: i'm dragging a rack elevation and it brings a room number attribute block. or if im trying to drag a specific door, it again brings up the room number attribute block. 


i even checked each block and its path. it connects to where it is located. is there a hidden file somewhere that needs to be fixed, like a primary pathway that is overriding the correct one?


thank you.

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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: here's a doozy - tool palette

07-08-2012 07:21 AM in reply to: makatski

makatski wrote:

my computer had a mal-attack and now my block palette doesnt work. 

thank you.

Have you run a repair or reinstall of AutoCAD?

Sounds like something is corrupt due to the "mal-attack"

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Registered: ‎05-24-2011
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Re: here's a doozy - tool palette

07-09-2012 11:16 AM in reply to: makatski

If you back up your support folder, you might try just copying the files for the toolpalettes themselves. They are typically under the following folder structure:


C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2011\R18.1\enu\Support\ToolPalette\Palettes


I usually make a copy of the Support folder before I make changes, and a backup once I have everything just right so I can get things like this back in order if something happens.


Hope this helps.



Ronald A. Powell
CAD Developer/Operator
TGW Systems Inc.
Spring Lake, MI

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