I've been getting a small problem lately. While working in AutoCAD, Sometimes everything just disappears.
I'll be working. I move a block, or draw a line, copy something, etc.. And after I execute the command, and finish. What I just moved,copied, drawn, etc, doesn't show up. I do a _regen, and EVERYTHING in the drawing disappears. If I zoon extents, everything is gone. I can undo commands, but nothing shows back up. If I save the drawing, and reopen the file. Everything shows back up. Is there a setting I need to click or something? It's getting really annoying. It happened 6 times in the hour.
My company recently upgraded to 2013 (from 2010), and we've had nothing but problems. It's one thing after the other with this version.
If anyone has had this problem before, and know what I'm talking about. Your help on this would be most appreciative.
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>> and EVERYTHING in the drawing disappears. If I zoon extents, everything is gone
What happens if you press <Ctrl><A> for "select all" ==> look to the property window and let us know how many objects are selected.
If you are right with "everything disappears" then the property windows would not show anything selected.
But (what I think) if the property window shows that there are objects there it's just like "nothing seems to be visible, but it's there". The problem here is that these objects are so far away each other that a ZOOM EXTENTS has to look at a to big distance ==> that makes these objects to small to be displayed.
Check it and let's know what happens after <Ctrl><A>
- alfred -
I'm already using SP2.1
If so, I'd bet Alfred is right.
You have at least one object near the origin, so perform a _WBLOCK only on the selected objects, and try again to work on this good subset.
So when everything disappears and I hit Ctrl_A and check the properties window. It does show i have items selected, they just aren't visible.
I had problem in the past when I copy a block for example. When I make the copy it puts the copy at 0,0. And yea, when I do a zoom extents, you can't see anything because the copied block is far from everything else. This doesn't seem to be the case here. No item is far away. The block or line is right where it should be, it just doesn't show up. After the block or line is copied and it disappears, I'll do a _regen, and everything else in the drawing now isn't visible. But yea, if I hit Ctrl_A and selected everything. In the properties window, it does say I have everything selected.
This mainly happens when I insert or copy a block. But it also did it a few time when just drawing a simple polyline.
I've tried redefining the blocks I'm using. I've tried starting over with a whole new drawing file. But it still happens.
When it does happen, Sometime the block or line, seem to "blink" while moving the object. It seems to lag while I move it. This happenes whether I use the move compand directly, or just select the object and (drag and drop) to move it.
The only way I can get everything to show back up, is if I close out the file and re-open it. I don't have to restart AutoCAD, just re-open the file. I've tried restarting AutoCAD, but that doesn't seem to work.
Ah, man, gotta to love Mondays huh?
what graphic card do you have, and have you tried to toggle the hardware acceleration switch (command _3DCONFIG ==> manual tune)?
>> This mainly happens when I insert or copy a block
Does the block contain objects like hatches or wipouts? So the new block with wipeout is "over the other objects"?
Well, that would not fit to the statement that closing and reopening the drawing solved the issue, but who knows?
Can we have such a drawing?
Did you ever run _AUDIT on such a drawing?
>> I don't have to restart AutoCAD, just re-open the file
Does it help if you change the visual style of your current view ... or change to a layout and back to the modelspace?
- alfred -
That may have done it. I ran an audit, but no errors. I ran the _3DCONFIG, and tuned on the harware accleration. So far so good. I've been trying to recreate the problem, but so far. It hasn't done it. Text boxes also move around alot easier.
I tried turning it off after, and the lag starts up again, and after about 3 attempts to make the problem accure. it did. But once I turned the hardware accleration back on, I haven't been able to recreate the problem. So it looks like for now, that has solved my problem. Thank you.
Just for information wise anyways, here's my computers stats:
Intel Xeon 2.40GHz duel core
MOBO, Dell 09kpnv with a intel x58 chipset
12g of DDR3 533MHz triple channel
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 - 256MB
Samsung 840 SSD
Windows 7 x64
The computer was a base model Dell T3500 and we upgraded it to windows 7, installed 8 more gigs of memeory and added SSD's.
I guess you should play with your graphic card driver (or exchange the card itself as 256MB for a gc is quite minimal nowadays).
At least it's unusual to be more stable with activated hardware acceleration. Normally when someone has troubles the suggestion is to disable it.
Searching through the certified hardwarelist at the Autodesk site I found >>>that<<< driver, verify it with your installed one, maybe give it a try.
At least good to know for now you can reproduce it and you have found a way to work without that issue!
- alfred -