AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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camshaft89
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Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

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02-05-2014 12:51 PM

Hello,

 

I just recently installed AutoCAD Map 3D 2014, and I'm just finishing up customizing things the way I want.

 

One thing I haven't been able to figure out, is that in AutoCAD 2014, the circular icon attached to the UCS crosshairs displays as a red colour (in my previous AutoCAD 2012, it was white - matching the colour of the crosshairs). I've tried just about everything I can think of to change the colour of the circular icon (not sure what to call it), but no luck.

 

Any ideas on how I can change the colour of that icon?

If the square is missing, that means the viewport is not in WCS (at least in plain AutoCAD and Civil 3D)

 

Type in UCSICON, then P for properties. I don't have access to Map here, but see if that helps you figure this out.

Also, are you in 2D or 3D mode?

 

modeofmap.png

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JDMather
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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 01:35 PM in reply to: camshaft89

Maybe this is a Map 3D thing or maybe I am having a senior moment, but I don't have a clue what you are referring to.

Can you attach a screen shot?

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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 01:52 PM in reply to: camshaft89

Are you talking about this?

 

mapucsicon.png

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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 01:53 PM in reply to: camshaft89

Funny thing, after restarting AutoCAD 2014 and opening one of my existing drawings, the red circle has now dissapeared entirely. It doesn't show up either when I create a new drawing... So that issue is fixed...

 

But now my UCS icon looks awfully bare. It just shows the X and Y axis and their labels. This is more of a personization thing, but how do I get the square that connects to two axis back in model space?

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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 01:54 PM in reply to: camshaft89

And for reference, I am talking strictly in 2D model space.

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rkmcswain
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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 01:55 PM in reply to: camshaft89

If the square is missing, that means the viewport is not in WCS (at least in plain AutoCAD and Civil 3D)

 

Type in UCSICON, then P for properties. I don't have access to Map here, but see if that helps you figure this out.

Also, are you in 2D or 3D mode?

 

modeofmap.png

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rkmcswain
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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 02:00 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

rkmcswain wrote:

If the square is missing, that means the viewport is not in WCS (at least in plain AutoCAD and Civil 3D)

 

 


Oops. Apparently that is not always true.

It's a "W" when in 2D mode and the square when in 3D mode..

Screenshots below.

 

wcs2dmode.png

 

wcs3dmode.png

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Re: Changing the red circular icon on the UCS

02-05-2014 02:02 PM in reply to: camshaft89

Thanks for you prompt replies and solution.

 

I had to change the UCS to World to get my little square back on there. But you're right, now it is a W when in 2D space.

 

Cheers!

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