fieldeval seems to have some issues
im using Mech 2013, but this is a general autocad question so im putting it here
the field eval value for drawings seem to change on its own
i have it set to 31, but it will revert to 4 at times
even after resetting and resaving it will go back
i cannot narrow it down to any specific reason, it may be on the same computer and may be on different ones
any suggestions or ideas?
There was an old bug back in version 2007 where FIELDEVAL got reset after publishing (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
you know that FIELDEVAL is saved in drawings? So you always tried that with the same drawing? And just to make sure: have you also tried to create a new drawing and modify the value/save the drawing/close the drawing/reopen the drawing and look if the new value is saved?
What I don't know is if Mechanical is working with this setting in another way than plain AutoCAD. So it might help to search in the forum for Mechanical >>>here<<<.
- alfred -
yes i so know its per drawing
i create a drwing, reopen, its changed
i create a drawing, re-open on another pc, its changed
the template is also set to fieldeval = 31
its totally random, maynot happen for weeks, then happens several times in a day
>> i create a drawing, re-open on another pc, its changed
If it's changed the next time try to run _AUDIT to see if there are also other errors within the drawing-database.
The worst case (have not read now if that was already suggested to you) is to set this variable within the ACADDOC.LSP file
maybe that you search in the Mech-forum for that.
I guess that you might have started some LISP or functions and then interrupted them? May be you are using some tools (or may be built in functions) setting this variable when starting to 4 and when ending back to the original value. And if you interrupt this function (and the error handler is not written fine) then the reset to the original value is not done.
So the first question is now: do you have any tools on top of your Mech? Can you remember what you used before tomorrow mornig in this drawing? If you don't continue your work, but use a small lisp that you call every 10 or 20 commands that verifies the setting and if it's changed. I hope that brings you to a solution. What I don't think is that it's a bug of saving the file. (if you are a good developer you can create a small app that whatches changes of this sysvar and pops up with a message then)
Good luck - alfred -
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