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Jlasante
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-13-2007
Message 1 of 49 (27,678 Views)

Cursor disappears only on drawing window

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05-03-2012 10:22 AM

All of a sudden my cursor will become invisible. This happens only with AutoCAD. and if I switch between drawing windows it will appear on another drawing file. I have to close the drawing and open it again and then the cursor will be back only to disappear again. The cursor is visible if I move it back to the ribbon or bottom controls. It seems to happen only when it becomes the cross-hair cursor. I can still make selection windows and right click.

 

Mouse is working fine with all other programs and drivers are up-to-date

 

What gives?

 

Signed,

Perplexed

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greg.battin
Posts: 153
Registered: ‎12-10-2010
Message 2 of 49 (27,655 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

05-05-2012 08:59 AM in reply to: Jlasante

I am getting the same behavior consistanly upon exiting the block editor. I'm getting tired of exiting the drawing and re opening it just because I exit the block editor...

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tgtreadway
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-15-2011
Message 3 of 49 (27,626 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

05-07-2012 08:25 AM in reply to: Jlasante

Snap Spacing?

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alan.skipper
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-01-2008
Message 4 of 49 (27,593 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

05-08-2012 08:15 AM in reply to: Jlasante

This was also a problem in 2012. It appears to happen when you change from model space to paper space at exactly the same time that autosave kicks in.

 

Autodesk obviously don't think this is a problem that requires fixing.

 

Sometimes; if you click back into model space and regen all, the cross hairs will reappear, but not every time.

 

Cheers

 

Alan

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dvclark5
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎02-08-2010
Message 5 of 49 (27,352 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

06-07-2012 12:00 PM in reply to: Jlasante

I never had a problem with this when I had MEP 2012 running on a machine with Windows XP.  I have a new machine running Windows 7 with MEP 2012 and have this problem all the time when switching from model space to paper space. 

Searching everywhere, the only workaround I found is changing the visual style from 2d wireframe to something else, then back to 2d wireframe. 

And yes.....I updated everthing.

Help Autodesk!

 

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petervose
Posts: 309
Registered: ‎10-02-2003
Message 6 of 49 (26,513 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

09-07-2012 12:32 AM in reply to: Jlasante

I just set the profile current - (Tools>Option - Profile Tab and click 'Set Current') - refreshes the current profile and bring that **** cursor back to life.

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Kid2Lt
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Message 7 of 49 (25,553 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

11-01-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: petervose

This sounds like the answer.  Im exited; thank you.  Tools, Options, Profile Tab, Set Current.  Im trying it right now.

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Kid2Lt
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-30-2011
Message 8 of 49 (25,530 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

11-01-2012 01:27 PM in reply to: petervose

Nope, this did not work.  This is not the solution.

 

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moshe
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-18-2010
Message 9 of 49 (25,267 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

11-12-2012 12:58 PM in reply to: dvclark5

Worked. Thanks

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alan.skipper
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎03-01-2008
Message 10 of 49 (25,247 Views)

Re: Cursor disappears only on drawing window

11-13-2012 01:57 AM in reply to: moshe

Autodesk still don't think this problem is worth fixing then???????

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