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Can't draw a rectangle with dimensions!

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info7MBKQ
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Can't draw a rectangle with dimensions!

Hi There,

 

Please find attached you can see when I drawing lines I'm able to type the dimensions but when drawing a rectangle then can't type dimensions. Please guild me how to sort out this issue. 

 

Thanks 

 

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Message 2 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

Hi @info7MBKQ 

 

Please verify that you have "Enable dimension input ..." option checked on Dynamic Input tab of drafting settings:

 

2021-05-07_10-39-23.png

 If this won't help, try these steps:

- relaunch AutoCAD

- try to restart your Mac

- Reset AutoCAD to defaults


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Message 3 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

Hi Maxim,

 

Please see attached I've "Enable dimension input" but still I've got the same issue. 

Let me know please how to solve it.

 

photo.png

Message 4 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

Do you have this issue in all of your drawings?
What command do you use to draw rectangle?
Do you see dimension input when you use PLINE command?
Have you tried to restart your Mac?

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Message 5 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

Do you have this issue in all of your drawings? No, only I've got this issue with rectangle dimensions. 
What command do you use to draw rectangle? Don't use any command just click on the rectangle then time the dimensions I want. 
Do you see dimension input when you use PLINE command? Yes I do see that.
Have you tried to restart your Mac? I've restarted my Mac and logout still I've got the same issue. 

Message 6 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

>>>>>Don't use any command just click on the rectangle then time the dimensions

Please provide screenshot of the button you are using.

Plus open Command window (menu Window) and show what you see at the command prompt when you pick on that button.


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Message 7 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

I only can see dimensions when I first open the AutoCAAD as you can see it shows locked. After first use I can't see anything when I type dimentions. Photo1.png

Message 8 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

Again:
- Please provide screenshot of the button you are using.
- Plus open Command window (menu Window) and show what you see at the command prompt when you pick on that button.

Another questions:
What macOS version do you have on your Mac?
Why you haven't installed the AutoCAD for Mac 2018.3 Update yet?

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Message 9 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

Please see attached I take a photo of the screen and can't see any dimension size.

It is macOS version 11.3.1 and I've  just installed the AutoCAD for Mac 2018.3 but still the same. 

 

I think it is better if you take some screenshots to guild me what to do.  

 

 

First photo.png

Message 10 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

Hi @info7MBKQ ,

 

AutoCAD 2018 for Mac is not supported on macOS Big Sur (11.X):

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad-for-mac/learn-explore/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/...

 

So I think this is the problem.

If you have Dynamic Input turned on in drafting settings and use RECTANG command to draw rectangle:

 

2021-05-08_09-27-13.png

 

you should see dynamic dimensions after you pick the first point:

 

2021-05-08_09-29-15.png

 

 


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Message 11 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

Which version AutoCAD is for macOS Big Sur? Please provide the link so I can instal that. 

 

I've followed your instructions but nothing is changed. 

Message 12 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

@info7MBKQ ,

 


@info7MBKQ wrote:

Which version AutoCAD is for macOS Big Sur? Please provide the link so I can instal that. 


2020, 2021 and 2022 versions of AutoCAD for Mac are compatible with macOS Big Sur.

If you are on subscription, you can download AutoCAD from your Autodesk account

You can also download trial version of AutoCAD 2022 for Mac here:

https://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/free-trial

 


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Message 13 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

Hi, 

 

The dimension is not picking the right objective as I want, could you please guild me how to solve the issue?

 

 

Message 14 of 21
maxim_k
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>>>>>The dimension is not picking the right objective as I want
What do you mean?
Elaborate, please.

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Message 15 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

When I try to do measuring dimensions from a particular spot, I don't have control over the dimension, it picks up from where ever the dimension icon wants. 

Message 16 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

Do you use the object snaps?
https://help.autodesk.com/view/ACDMAC/2022/ENU/index.html?guid=GUID-8F5E5431-9EFB-414E-BC6D-2C65EFB2...

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Message 17 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

Yes, I do want to use the object snaps but it doesn't pick the right object.

Message 18 of 21
maxim_k
in reply to: info7MBKQ

>>>I do want to use the object snaps but it doesn't pick the right object.
Do you mean it doesn't hook correct point on the object?
Do you see OSNAP marker?
Can you provide screencast of what happens on screen?
Do you still use 2018 version?

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Message 19 of 21
info7MBKQ
in reply to: maxim_k

I use AutoCAD 2022 version.  

Yes, I mean it didn't hook correct point on the object but now I've fixed that from (object snap).

Thanks 

 

Message 20 of 21
Kristey
in reply to: info7MBKQ

I have the same problem.

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Every time I press TAB, nothing happens...
I use this on windows without any problem.

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