AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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tcharbonneau
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How to get missing shx dialog box to appear?

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11-14-2011 11:19 AM

We have some very old drawings with custom fonts and the original font is not available.  When we open the drawing, the dialog box comes up and we normally choose bigfont, which makes the drawing legible.

 

A coworker accidentally chose the box "always perform my current choice", then chose ignore.  Now we can't get the box to come up anymore.  According to the Autocad help files, if we change the FONTALT variable so it no longer specifes a font, the box is supposed to come up when you open a drawing.  We even tried restarting Autocad.  But the box will still not come up anymore.

 

Please help, we need to be able to read these drawings.

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Patchy
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Re: How to get missing shx dialog box to appear?

11-14-2011 11:32 AM in reply to: tcharbonneau

Options, System Tab, Hidden Message Settings, see if it's in there.

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tcharbonneau
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Re: How to get missing shx dialog box to appear?

11-14-2011 11:38 AM in reply to: Patchy

Was hopeful but that option does not seem to be there.  This is all there is.

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Patchy
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Re: How to get missing shx dialog box to appear?

11-14-2011 11:42 AM in reply to: tcharbonneau

(setenv "HideWarningDialogs" "1")

 

Copy and paste the above line to command line, see if if it'll work.

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tcharbonneau
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Re: How to get missing shx dialog box to appear?

11-14-2011 12:53 PM in reply to: Patchy

We tried it and nothing different happened.

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