Has there been any progress on this error? I would like to switch my office to 2013, but this error is one of the big things stopping that.
I have not found one as of yet other then making sure im zoomed in enough not to have to zoom in, but I have found more bugs. Like ddedit not working all the time with a double click. I also get minor freezes where I have to minimize civil 3d and reexpand it. I haven't tested these out on other installs. one that I do know of that annoy's me is the point groups not updating when I add points to it. We call it the "uppity down bug". You have to send the point group to the bottom of the list, click apply, and then send it to the top of the list and hit apply again, before the point lables will update. I had this issue in 2012 as well. I am not sure why it happens. I just want to get work done.
Regarding Civil 3D 2013 zooming issues when selecting plot window corner points...
So you are using the mouse's scroll wheel to zoom when selecting your plot window corner points?
Try using the Zoom Realtime command available from the Navigate 2D Panel of the View Tab. (I have this command on a toolbar so it will be handy.) When zooming in realtime you can right-click and also pan if you need to (and switch back and forth between pan and zoom).
I duplicated your problem when plotting today, and the above solution worked for me. I was able to zoom in/pan around and successfully select corner points for my plot window.
This is a little bit slower than being able to use your mouse wheel, but at least it works so that you can zoom in to select plot window corner points if you need to.
This issue as well as a few others I have had with Civil 3d 2013 seemed to be fixed with the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 1.
I hope it stays working and I can finally switch.
I am running into the same issue. My C3D 2013 is up to date with Hot Fix 2 and is still having this issue. Any other suggestions on how to fix this issue?
I need to revive this thread because I am getting this same problem again.
Here is my history with the problem. When Civil 3D 2013 came out I downloaded it and installed it. I imediately discovered that when selecting my window during plotting by window, if I zoomed or panned I would not be able to pick any points and would have to hit escape SEVERAL times to get it to exit out of the selection command. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 1 solved the problem and all was good.
When our office decided to all move to 2013 last month (DEC 2012) I installed it on the workstations then installed the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Service Pack 1 skipping the hotfix. I assumed it was included. Sadly I was wrong because we are experiencing the same issue all over again. All of our workstations that installed 2013 this way are experiencing it.
I have tried to install Hotfix 1 on these workstations but it doesn't install on the SP1 version.
We need this to get fixed sooner than later because it is a major hassel to lock up everytime we go to plot.
This is a HUGE issue. we don't need a work around. We need a fix. We pay too much for this software to have a stupid consisent bug like that. Every file, every plot, across the board. Does staff not actually use the software they program? Or are there combinations that work for people. Any mouse scroll wheel zoom in/out during a plot windows jacks up.
I just recently discovered that this anomaly is not isolated to the plotting command. I too have experienced the "command in progress" message when attempting to pan or zoom while using the "window" selection within the plot command.
I am now experiencing the same message while working outside of the plot command. Frequently, while working in Cvil3D, I notice the UCS icon as well as the settings in the top left corner of the model space window begin to blink. Exiting the software and restarting seems to stop the blinking for a short period; however, if I attempt to run an "Audit" command, I immediately receive the "command in progress" message and pressing the Esc key to exit forces the program to close without a save option.
This is occurring on two separate workstations and I cannot find what command sequence triggers the message.
I am concerned that by performing some initial research via web searches, it appears people have experienced this problem as far back as 2006. Seven years and no solution from Autodesk? This is concerning.
Civil3D 2013 SP1
We have same issue when selecting Window in the plotting command.
Need a solution quickly, not a work around (taskmanager, end, cancel (more then ones) will quit the plot command or do not zoom in window plot command)).
AutoCAD MAP 3D 2013, Win7, x64