I have some 12 years experience with AutoCAD. And today the weirdest thing happened; the delete button on my keyboard works fine (tested on other programs), but on my AutoCAD 2012 it no longer erases selected objects. then I tried to edit text by double-clicking my mouse, and nothing happened. So, I then verified my options to make sure that the box was checked under the tab user preferences; and it was. Also, if I select any line on my drawing, I used to be able to change the color from the property's ribbon, and now I can't. I can only do so through the properties window itself.
I even tried reinstalling the entire program, and these commands still do not work.
Can I click something or change a feature?
CAN ANYONE HELP?
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Solved! by tschau3. See the answer in context.
PICKFIRST, set it to 1.
I've had PickFirst and a few other options reset themselves after a crash many times, so I added a little snippet to my acaddoc.lsp to cover it. Autosave turns itself off when acad crashes sometimes too. You can set whatever variables you want this way.
(if (not (= (getvar "PICKFIRST") 1)) (setvar "PICKFIRST" 1) ) (if (not (= (getvar "SAVETIME") 10)) (setvar "SAVETIME" 10) )
To be honest I'm not exactly sure why I set them up that way. I'm sure at the time I had a reason, but for the life of me I can't remember the logic behind it.
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