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M-dub

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Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:14:23 am »
We're using AutoCAD 2012 and one user occasionally has this issue where the navigation wheel appears on prints.  Anyone else ever experienced that?

Here's a (poor quality) scan of the print... it's actually the viewcube, I guess.
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 11:22:09 am »
does it happen with the publish command, or only when they plot using window?
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 11:25:42 am »
does it happen with the publish command, or only when they plot using window?

I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to it.  Seems totally random.

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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 11:32:46 am »
does it happen with the publish command, or only when they plot using window?

I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to it.  Seems totally random.
Suggest that they use ONLY the Publish command for the next 10 (ten) days.
Report back.
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 11:40:36 am »
does it happen with the publish command, or only when they plot using window?

I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to it.  Seems totally random.
Suggest that they use ONLY the Publish command for the next 10 (ten) days.
Report back.

Thank-you for your suggestion, Michael but....
If someone made that suggestion to me, I'd suggest to them that they fornicate in the general direction of off.  :-)


While I AM curious as to how and why it's happening, we don't use either enough to warrant leaving it turned on so, off they go.

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NAVVCUBEDISPLAY
Controls the display of the ViewCube tool in the current visual style and the current viewport.
0   ViewCube is not displayed in 2D and 3D visual styles
1   ViewCube is displayed in 3D visual styles, but not in 2D visual styles
2   ViewCube is displayed in 2D visual styles, but not in 3D visual styles
3   ViewCube is displayed in both 2D and 3D visual styles

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NAVBARDISPLAY
Controls the display of the navigation bar in all viewports.
0   Navigation bar is not displayed
1   Navigation bar is displayed

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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 11:57:41 am »
So you are not interested in discovering the actual cause...s'OK by me.

Treating the symptom is not the same as finding the cure.

And I'll chose which direction or position my fornication occurs in thank you very much.   ;-)
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 02:11:15 pm »
Interesting - AutoCAD 2011 has the same problem.  Its not tied to plotting, publishing, or anything else, it just "is" and frustratingly infrequent at that.  AutoDesk is aware of the problem (for 2011 at least) but doesn't have a solution.
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 02:22:53 pm »
Only a bad solution, but what about a reactor that turned off the viewcube when plot/publish are executed?
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 08:52:40 am »
Nice idea Alan, would something like this work to solve the issue?

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  1. (if (null *navcube-reactor*)
  2.    (setq *navcube-reactor*
  3.        (vlr-command-reactor nil
  4.           '(
  5.                (:vlr-commandwillstart . navcube:disable)
  6.                (:vlr-commandended     . navcube:enable)
  7.                (:vlr-commandcancelled . navcube:enable)
  8.                (:vlr-commandfailed    . navcube:enable)
  9.            )
  10.        )
  11.    )
  12. )
  13.  
  14. (defun navcube:disable ( reactor params )
  15.    (if (wcmatch (strcase (car params)) "*PLOT,*PUBLISH")
  16.        (progn
  17.            (if (setq *navvcubedisplay* (getvar 'NAVVCUBEDISPLAY))
  18.                (setvar 'NAVVCUBEDISPLAY 0)
  19.            )
  20.            (if (setq *navbardisplay* (getvar 'NAVBARDISPLAY))
  21.                (setvar 'NAVBARDISPLAY 0)
  22.            )
  23.        )
  24.    )
  25.    (princ)
  26. )
  27.  
  28. (defun navcube:enable ( reactor params )
  29.    (if (and
  30.            (or *navvcubedisplay* *navbardisplay*)
  31.            (wcmatch (strcase (car params)) "*PLOT,*PUBLISH")
  32.        )
  33.        (progn
  34.            (if *navvcubedisplay* (setvar 'NAVVCUBEDISPLAY *navvcubedisplay*))
  35.            (if *navbardisplay*   (setvar 'NAVBARDISPLAY   *navbardisplay*))
  36.            (setq *navvcubedisplay* nil
  37.                  *navbardisplay*   nil
  38.            )
  39.        )
  40.    )
  41.    (princ)
  42. )

Its a quick start if someone wants to improve it.

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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 09:34:52 am »
We're using AutoCAD 2012...
Have you thought aboot switching to Revit?   :roll:
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 09:37:39 am »
We're using AutoCAD 2012...
Have you thought aboot switching to Revit?   :roll:
I have, but it passes quickly.

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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 07:30:18 pm »
We're using AutoCAD 2012...
Have you thought aboot switching to Revit?   :roll:
I have, but it passes quickly.
Kind of like bad gas.
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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2016, 08:27:09 am »
We get this occasionally, by occasionally I mean maybe once or twice a quarter (Vanilla 2016) but the tables also plot with column and row identification showing.

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Re: Steering Wheel ends up on prints
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 08:48:07 am »
We get this occasionally, by occasionally I mean maybe once or twice a quarter (Vanilla 2016) but the tables also plot with column and row identification showing.
It pretty much shows up on all our plots to PDF
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