When I start AutoCAD 2012 the message "No canvas exists. Please click New Canvas" in the command line. What is this? Where would I click "New Canvas"? And lastly, how can I disable this so this message will no longer appear? Thanks.
I went into the CUI, current workspace, removed the Sketchbook Designer from showing in the Ribbon.
Annoying, but removing the Alias Illistrator from the ribbon tab worked for me too.
I tried to mess with it a little... draw something in Sketchbook and bring it into ACAD, but for now, it's not a good workflow for what we do. Interesting, though. We may dabble with it more, eventually.
Thank you for reporting this issue. I have forwarded it to our development team.
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Our developers are currently investigating this issue.
Another workaround to stop the message is to go to the Sketchbook Designer tab, click New Canvas and click Apply to create the canvas.
I will keep you posted.
Because AutoCAD has this issue with Sketchbook presently it is trying to open it, does this mean that the user is pulling a Design Suite license instead of just the AutoCAD license?
If this is the case any users that have none suites AutoCAD licenses and Design Suite Licenses, well as you might guess people are going to have a problem here.
Sorry for not replying earlier but I'm not a licensing specialist.
Do you mind asking this question in the Installation and Licensing forum?
That is okay, there is a license specialist looking into this issue and I have requested he post here as well once he has the results completed.
What brought me to this post was a cascading license issue that I had and I was told to look at this error as well, that lead us to wonder if this current error might pull a Suite license instead of a standalone.
Results are pending, but so far they look promising to only be pulling the proper licenses.
I ran through several tests and loading standard Autocad will not take a suite license, unless you only have a Suite license available, until you load the Sketchbook addon or create a canvas. If you receive the Canvas error during load it doesn't seem to effect anything in regards to licensing.
I would like to know how this suddenly appears? It is not anything that I asked for and it does create problems, at least it is for me. I have a drawings I cannot open without it crashing.