I am testing the Visual Studio 2013 Preview, and have found an interesting result. I have an AutoCAD drawing that has a Block with Attributes in it. I can open the drawing using AutoCAD 2014, Civil3D 2014, etc. and the block appears fine showing all the appropriate attributes. However, if I launch AutoCAD or Civil3D 2014 using a project in Visual Studio 2013, then open the same drawing containing the Block with attributes, all of the attributes are invisible. I can see linework in the block, but the attributes don't show in the drawing editor. If I select the linework of the block, and look at it's properties, the attributes are there and the values are correct. The only difference is that I launched Autocad from inside Visual Studio instead of just opening the drawing directly without Visual Studio.
Interestingly, I can launch AutoCAD 2014 and open the drawing with no problem if I use Visual Studio 2010.
I have attached a sample of the drawing containing the block with attributes.
Is anyone else having that problem?
I have experienced a similar (or the same) problem, using Visual Studio Express 2010 with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical 2012. A number of attributes aren't availble from the Enhanced Attribute Editor. Attached is a picture of the Editor.
Interestingly (and the reason I haven't pursued the issue), the attributes are still embedded within the block. I can get them and set them with C# without a problem.
In my case, I don't even have to netload the project that launched Autocad to begin with, so it doesn't matter if the project is C# or VB.net. It's just the act of launching Autocad from within Visual Studio 2013 that causes it.
Check FIBERWORLD system variable, when 0 some "funny" things happens in AutoCAD. (change its value with NEXTFIBERWORLD=1).
Thanks for the suggestion. However, my nextfiberworld was already set to 1. Just for my own curiosity, I tried setting it to zero, but then AutoCAD wouldn't even launch completely. It stopped in a state that the only way I could even close it was to end the process from within Task Manager. Thanks anyway.
Same problem here for PLANT3d and the final version of Visual Studio 2013. After starting a debug session for a x64 installation with managed debugging activated no attributes are visible.
Now we would have edit and continue for x64 environments (new feature for VS2013 and the new CLR 4.0) but now e could not see our atributes.
FIBERWORLD is off....
Please provide a fix for this. It is realy importend....
Steps to for the problem:
1. Create a dummy C# project within VS2013 on a x64 system
2. Open seetings and configure the debug location to "acad.exe"
3. Activate manage debugging only (is deault)
4. press F5 and start debugging....
5. no attributes are visible wihin plant 3d (ex.: labels for pipelines in PID)
I'm also having issues when debugging AutoCAD 2013 with VS2013 (with the .NET API). I haven't tested with blocks and their attributes, but I have tested creating text styles from the .NET API, and they're not working.
If I debug the code that creates the text styles with VS2013, the code runs to the end, but when I try to load the text style by using the "Manage text styles..." dialog, AutoCAD 2013 crashes!!!
However, if I debug the exact same code (same project) from VS2012, then no problems happen, the text style is created correctly and everything works well!
I'm even attaching a sample project in here for those that want to test this behavior.
Hope this is fixed soon!
I've got the same issue here with .NET debugging from VS2013. Also MText objects are invisible and the textstyles-dialog crashes AutoCAD.
it works well with C++ debugging though.