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Josh Nieman

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2007, 04:02:52 PM »
I hate to resort to these tactics, but does a good 'ol restart do anything?

One of the guys here likes to lock his computer for the night instead of logging off or (what I do) restart before going home.  Causes all kinds of little gotcha's here and there.  I've almost drilled it into his brain that he should be restarting every night.  Locking does no good, logging off is better, but restarting is the best bet.  We have to leave our PC's on to receive updates from IT... company policy.  Otherwise, I'd say shut down every night.

I notice Autocad gets particularly buggy if I've had my computer up for a week or so without a restart.  I don't think I've done a hard shutdown in.... months.  Other than power outages where we frantically save and shut down before the battery backup kicks out.  I restart at least once a week, though, lately.

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2007, 04:06:57 PM »
I hate to resort to these tactics, but does a good 'ol restart do anything?

One of the guys here likes to lock his computer for the night instead of logging off or (what I do) restart before going home.  Causes all kinds of little gotcha's here and there.  I've almost drilled it into his brain that he should be restarting every night.  Locking does no good, logging off is better, but restarting is the best bet.  We have to leave our PC's on to receive updates from IT... company policy.  Otherwise, I'd say shut down every night.

I notice Autocad gets particularly buggy if I've had my computer up for a week or so without a restart.  I don't think I've done a hard shutdown in.... months.  Other than power outages where we frantically save and shut down before the battery backup kicks out.  I restart at least once a week, though, lately.

This bat file runs on my computer every morning @ 4am so I always start from a fresh reboot  :kewl:.

:Reboot Computer
%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 00

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M-dub

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2007, 04:07:42 PM »
(Sorry about the mini-hijack, Ron)

Josh, I tell the guys here that just locking his PC every night is like staying at work, but with the lights off.  Logging off would be like staying at work, but napping.  Restarting is like going home for the night to return the next day, refreshed, but shutting down would be like going home and having a nice long sleep.

.........I know... over-simplified and far from acurate, but I'm just trying to get him to restart his machine every night.

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2007, 04:08:50 PM »

This bat file runs on my computer every morning @ 4am so I always start from a fresh reboot  :kewl:.

:Reboot Computer
%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 00

What happens if you happened to forget something up and running without saving?  I'm assuming you lose it?

Josh Nieman

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2007, 04:09:26 PM »
(Sorry about the mini-hijack, Ron)

Josh, I tell the guys here that just locking his PC every night is like staying at work, but with the lights off.  Logging off would be like staying at work, but napping.  Restarting is like going home for the night to return the next day, refreshed, but shutting down would be like going home and having a nice long sleep.

.........I know... over-simplified and far from acurate, but I'm just trying to get him to restart his machine every night.

Take that .bat from ronjonp and 'plant' it ;)

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2007, 04:10:59 PM »

This bat file runs on my computer every morning @ 4am so I always start from a fresh reboot  :kewl:.

:Reboot Computer
%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -f -r -t 00

What happens if you happened to forget something up and running without saving?  I'm assuming you lose it?
I close out of everything before I go home  :-P

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M-dub

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2007, 04:13:06 PM »
Take that .bat from ronjonp and 'plant' it ;)

I would, but see concern above / below
What happens if you happened to forget something up and running without saving?  I'm assuming you lose it?

I have a little application that I use to shut down our large format scanner every night from 5:30pm to 6:30 am to extend the bulbs' life.

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2007, 04:20:37 PM »
Not that it matters, but when you're zooming, do you use the wheel or is this a zoom window / dynamic / in / out?

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2007, 05:03:10 PM »
I zoom with the wheel.

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2007, 10:56:49 PM »
I think I've posted this before, but I've been banging my head on the wall trying to figure this one out. Here's the issue, sometimes I'll be in a drawing (large or small) and zoom, and everything disappears or turns blocky (like Atari)! If I is use cntrl+a to select all objects, they are all still in the drawing as I can see the grips. I've tried different video card drivers, only loading one lisp (with subroutines) to rule out any of my other routines are causing this to happens...and still the same  :realmad:.

All I'm looking for is a nudge in the right direction for figuring this out.

Thanks,

Ron

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2007, 08:20:10 AM »
I think I've posted this before, but I've been banging my head on the wall trying to figure this one out. Here's the issue, sometimes I'll be in a drawing (large or small) and zoom, and everything disappears or turns blocky (like Atari)! If I is use cntrl+a to select all objects, they are all still in the drawing as I can see the grips. I've tried different video card drivers, only loading one lisp (with subroutines) to rule out any of my other routines are causing this to happens...and still the same  :realmad:.

All I'm looking for is a nudge in the right direction for figuring this out.

Thanks,

Ron

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one out there with the problem. Thanks for the reply.

Ron

I have this happen to me, and only when using True Type Fonts.  If I change to SHX I will never see this problem.  Some have said they feel it was fixed with SP1 in 2008 but I can still make it happen.

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2007, 09:45:57 AM »
Ron, are you on subscription?  If so, log it w/ adesk
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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2007, 10:00:33 AM »
Nultiple drawings, multiple computers...Can you forward one of the afflicted drawings my way?
Otherwise it might semp that your front/back clipping planes may have been turned on and adjusted by some user.
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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2007, 10:27:14 AM »
I zoom with the wheel.
Sounds like and MS vs hardware issue.  What happens when you use the zoom command??

M-dub

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Re: Zoom and Objects Disappear (visually)
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2007, 10:34:30 AM »
What happens when you use the zoom command??

That's what I was going to ask next...