I am needing to go back and modify an existing drawing (erase and add components), however, when I try to insert the new component my screen goes blank and it will not let me insert it. Could someone please provide some direction with this.
When your screen goes blank, is it your complete screen, or just your
AutoCAD window that goes blank?
Is there still an active command at the AutoCAD command line?
Does AutoCADe seem to be locked up?
If it seemed locked up, can you hit the Esc key?
Do you get the same results for any drawing you try to edit, or is it just
AutoCAD Electrical QA
"jrokey" wrote in message
> I needing to go back and modify an existing drawing (erase and add
components), however, when I try to insert the new component my screen goes
blank and it will not let me insert it. Could someone please provide some
direction with this.
Thanks for the reply, below are the answers to your questions.
1. Just my AutoCAD window goes blank.
2. There is still active command at the command line.
3. AutoCAD seems to lock up.
4. I can hit the escape key and then use my back arrows to return to the drawing.
5. It seems that it happens to all of the larger drawings that I try to edit.
So this happens when you select the 'Insert Component' command?
- When you say 'Back arrow' are you refering to the AutoCAD Electrcal
'Pervious' and 'Next' toolbar options?
Here is something that you can try that will return some additional
information that might he me track down the cause.
-Select the 'Command Trace ON' option from the pull-down menu
'Projects->Extras->Command Trace Mode.
- Then try running the command that is making your window go blank
- After it goes blank, hit the Escape key, and then hit the F2 key to flip
to the Text Window.
- On the Text Window, select the 'Edit' pull-down menu and select 'Copy
- Past this history into a text document and attach that file to a post up
here and I will see if I can figure out what is happening.
It might also be the size of your drawings. I have never ran into any issue
with drawing size, but how big are these drawings that you are having the
"jasonrokey" wrote in message
> Thanks for the reply, below are the answers to your questions.
> 1. Just my AutoCAD window goes blank.
> 2. There is still active command at the command line.
> 3. AutoCAD seems to lock up.
> 4. I can hit the escape key and then use my back arrows to return to the
> 5. It seems that it happens to all of the larger drawings that I try to
That is a pretty large Electrical drawing. The size might be the issue
depending on how large the wire networks are on that drawing.
At the point where your screen blanks out, it does a zoom Extents on the
drawing, this might cause a regeneration of the drawing. The largest
drawing I had here on my machine was a little over 1 MB, but I inserted a
point WAY out in space so that the drawing would have to zoom out so far
when it did the Zoom Extents, that the drawing screen did look like it went
blank. When I ran the Signal command like you did, it did take a while to
do anything at the same point yours is stopping.
To check if this might be the problem, just open the drawing and do a Zoom
Extents on the drawing and see what happens.
If this is not it, about the only thing I can think of is if you could send
me one of the drawings you are seeing the issue with, and I can take a look
I also noticed that you are using version 17.0. There are 2 newer version
out, and I do not have 17.0 installed on my machine to try anything with it.
"jasonrokey" wrote in message
> I have attached the word document of the history file. My document size
is 2,891 KB.