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ELOQUINTET

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« on: January 16, 2004, 10:49:20 AM »
hey

a coworker of mine has asked me to try to figure out why just recently when he starts a new drawing a layer called dim is created. i went into his dwt and purged the layer and saved it. then when i start a new drawing or open the dwt again it reappears. i don't think he has any kind of addon that would create the layer. he's using acad 2002. thanks

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2004, 10:57:01 AM »
perhaps you could upload the dwt for use to examine.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2004, 11:01:18 AM »
well i could  mark but it creates the layer no matter what template you use. i'll try to upload anyway

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2004, 11:26:42 AM »
See if there is something in the acad.lsp  :D

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daron

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2004, 11:38:22 AM »
Does it have anything to do with your dimension reactor routine that se7en gave you? Don't think it should, but you never know!

ELOQUINTET

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2004, 11:41:07 AM »
i'll check that ron but it would have to be in every template which is unlikely. daron, no he doesn't have my reactor on his machine.

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2004, 11:45:18 AM »
Makin sure you have the better tools, huh?

ELOQUINTET

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2004, 11:50:26 AM »
just haven't gotten around to giving them to everyone yet. in order for them to have them i have to sit down and do it myself because apparently noone cares to read instructions and try to learn how to do it themselves.

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2004, 11:58:05 AM »
The most common causes of layer creation in a new drawing is:

1. It is in the template
2. The user made it
3. It is in a the acad.lsp s::startup function
4. It is created by an add-on
5. It is created by a block or xref
6. It is created by an automatically run routine
7. The user forgot he made it .... again ....

To troubleshoot follow these guidelines:

1. Open AutoCAD and create a new drawing without a template.
    The layer exists - Go to 2
    The layer does not exist - Problem is in template
2. Set SDI to 0 and ACADLSPASDOC to 0, then create a NEW drawing (without closing AutoCAD) without using a template.
    The layer exists - Go to 3
    The layer does not exist - The problem is in the ACAD.LSP file
3. Check the contents of the Startup Suite and remove all autoloading routines. Then create a new drawing without a template.
    The layer exists - Go to 4
    The layer does not exist - The problem is in a program loaded by the Startup Suite
4. Using the VBA Manager, unload all VBA projects, then create a new blank drawing.
    The layer exists - Go to 5
    The layer does not exist - The problem is in a VBA program
5. Leaving all settings the same, close AutoCAD and restart AutoCAD from the executable, not a shortcut.
    The layer exists - Go to 6
    The layer does not exist - The problem is in an autoloading Add-on referenced by the profile *.arg
6. Tie a rope to the computer and use it for an anchor on your next fishing trip.

The computer no longer exists ... :twisted:
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2004, 12:30:16 PM »
i isolated the problem. he had an old lisp on his computer. one of the ones from our arc dimension session here. it created the layer dim

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2004, 01:23:12 PM »
There ya go .. troubleshooting 101  ... gets the job done
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