I have looked through most of this thread (going back to 2005) and I only see questions and solutions about saving the drawing when the "command in progress" error? occurs. However this error? will also prevent plotting. Typing save to save the drawing then closing and re-opening the drawing works, but I would think that AutoDESK could have found time over the past 5 years to fix this. It's pretty annoying. Maybe they will just document it and call it a feature!
Anyway I just wanted to put it out there that plot also doesn't work when the mystery command is not finished. BTW typing plot at the command line does not work.
Not to mention the fact that this site is amongst the slowest sites ever only maybe comparable to MySpace who has over 200 million users and every time I have an "issue" or I should say every time AutoCAD or Inventor has issues that I need to look up, it wastes a ton of my time. 5 years???? Really Autodesk?
In some way shape or form, I'm always on this site losing my mind.
If your product wasn't the only one available 15 years ago it wouldn't be used at all today!!!
Hi there. Just wanted to add my $.02
Using AutoCAD 2009 Mechanical. Have been having the same problem. There is no 3D orbit command running. Nothing running in other files open, etc. I can "X" out of the drawing. And then click "save". But that takes too long and shouldn't be necessary.
What I have found is that this happans everytime I go to modify (delete , modify, edit, etc) annotative scaled dimensions or text using the properties dialog box. Happens like clock work. So... YES I can get recreate error!
So, leave that box closed unless you NEED it.
I hope it helps..