For as long as I have been using Autocad (10 yrs), if I typed an autolisp expression (in brackets) on the command line any output from the espression was echoed to the command line.
E.g. I type (+ 2 2) on the command line and Autocad returns with 4.
I installed SP 1 for Autocad 2013 and this bevaviour ceased, i.e. 4 did not appear in the command window although it did appear on the text screen.
I then un-installed SP1 and "normal" behavior resumed.
When SP 1.1 came out I installed that and again find that I do not get the returns from autolisp functions eched to the command window, only to the text screen.
Any ideas on how to solve this?
I have now uninstalled SP 1.1, which I sort of hate to do, because I use those one line Autolisp functions quite alot.
Thanks anyway Dean.
I'm kinda loathed to re-install sp1.1 on the small chance spurge is the problem. Its never been a problem before. I suppose there mght just be somthing in sp 1.1 that interacts badly with it but do you really think that's very likely?
Maybe one day when I've got more time and I'm in the mood...
In the meantime maybe someone else will have this problem.
Thanks for looking at it.
I also tried here and it works fine.
Have you tried creating a new profile, resetting it and setting as current?
And with a new Windows administrator user?
Does it make any difference if you dock/undock the comand line?
And using a different workspace?
I understand you don't want to try things at the moment, but in case you change your mind...
Also, do you have other Autodesk products installed?
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Okay, I decided to bite the bullet & re-install the service pack. Lo and behold everything re autolisp on the command line seems to be ok. And that seems to be true regardless of whether clipromptupdate is set to 0 or 1. So I can't say I'm any the wiser but at least the problem seems to have resolved itself. I'll see how I go.
Sorry, I was hasty with my last reply. It would appear that clipromptupdate is relevant here because I started working on an autolisp project I have on the go and suddenly I lost the output to the command line. I checked the above variable and it was set to 0. Changed it to 1 and all was ok. I have no explanation as to why it seemed to have no effect initially. Probably some confusion on my part. Is there any process that would set his variable to 0?
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