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drguitarum2005
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Crosshairs on every line

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12-17-2013 12:35 PM

AutoCAD Mechanical 2014, somehow I entered a mode on one particular drawing where every time I click on a line, a curve, a points, etc., there are some X-Y coordinate/UCS crosshairs in the center. If I click on multiple things, the crosshairs appear in the center of the entire selection. How do I exit this mode? Happened to my coworker as well but went away when he updated to 2014. Thanks!

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drjohn
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 12:38 PM in reply to: drguitarum2005

A guess:

 

UCSICON = OFF maybe?

 

UCSICON = NO ORIGIN maybe?

 

 

Unless you mean the actual drawing crosshairs and not the UCS ICON that shows the X,Y,Z.  Then I got nuthin'.

 

Regards,

DJ

 

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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 12:46 PM in reply to: drjohn
It's an X-Y crosshair that shows up on every single line I click on and only when a line or group of lines is selected
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dgorsman
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 12:57 PM in reply to: drguitarum2005

A screenshot would be very helpful, otherwise we're just going to continue with WAGs.  Mine: you have automatic constraints turned on.

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drguitarum2005
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 01:02 PM in reply to: dgorsman

Here's a screenshot of it on one line. If I pick another line, the crosshairs move to what seems like the centroid or COG of all the selected lines.Crosshairs.png

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dgorsman
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 01:07 PM in reply to: drguitarum2005

Could be dynamic UCS, but I suspect its the Widget, which is displayed under the 3D visual styles like "3D Wireframe".  It allows for objets to be modified by pulling on the different axes and planes in the Widget.  There's also a rotational widget which allows for rotations in the same manner.

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drguitarum2005
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 01:16 PM in reply to: dgorsman

Hmmmm I looked in the help file for the visual styles and whatnot and odn't even have the "Visual Styles" category under my "View" tab. I work strictly in 2D in AutoCAD. Does that help any?

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drjohn
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-17-2013 04:45 PM in reply to: drguitarum2005

I'm pretty sure dgorsman is right.

 

Set your session for 2D Wireframe and they will go away.

 

 

Regards,

DJ

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edwin.prakoso
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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-18-2013 12:35 AM in reply to: drguitarum2005
Type VS then enter. Then type 2 enter again. That will change the visual styles to 2D wireframe.
Kind regards,
Edwin Prakoso | www.cad-notes.com | @CADnotes

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Re: Crosshairs on every line

12-18-2013 06:41 AM in reply to: edwin.prakoso
That was it sir(s), thanks!
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