I don't need or want the drag and drop (DROPGEOM) command. I never use it because it is much slower than simply using the move command or grips. But some times when I am going faster than the computer I accidentally do it and then have to wait while it moves the object and then wait while I use undo to move it back. It can take a really long time if I accidentally move a large xref. So is there some way to turn off drag and drop of autocad entities?
I also would like to do this and can find nothing in the support. My issue is that when I am navigating in the drawing in 3d (panning, I imagine) I will sometimes move an object without meaning to. Recently I inadvertently shifted an Xref by a few feet and I only noticed much later that things were mis-aligned, meaning that lots of subsequent work was also wrong. It was difficult to sort out when the problem started. If I realize immediately that I've dragged something, the undo command results in a command line entry of "u DROPGEOM GROUP", but AutoCAD help returns no results for this topic; it does not recognize 'DROPGEOM" as existing. I NEVER want to just drag something without explicitly initiating a command (such as move, copy, offset).
Placing content you don't need to move, like XREFs, on their own layer and locking those layers goes a long way to solve the problem. PICKFIRST turning off is a drastic but legit fix too. It comes down to how do you manage your entities in your files and if the objects you don't want to move really need to be made accessible to move all the time.
The original problem at the top, "some times when I am going faster than the computer..." may have a lot to do with user accidental clicking of a mouse and less to do with the DROPGEOM settings IMHO.
@pendean It isn't accidental clicks that are the problem, it happens when something is selected and when clicking on something else or double clicking faster than the command wants to run. If I move the cursor ever so slightly before releasing the mouse button, that causes the DROPGEOM command to run and moves the entity that I was trying to select or double click. Sure this does come down to user error going too fast, but that is why I'd like to turn of DROPGEOM. Locking layers could help, but typically this happens when selecting something I am trying to work on, so the layer would need to be unlocked.
Adding my voice to the conversation: I'd like to disable it too. I have no use for a command that can accidentally be run, and adds no functionality to the program. My main beef with this command is not necessarily "user moving faster than computer", but more to avoid PEBKAC issues. I hate opening a drawing and working for a few hours before realizing that someone else has moved the x-ref.
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