A Cure for Disappearing Dialog Boxes6 Aug, 2006 By: Steve Johnson
Cadalyst's own bug doctor diagnoses and treats CMDDIA-related ailments in AutoCAD
Editor's note: AutoCAD's CMDDIA is a troublesome topic that surfaces from time-to-time in Cadalyst editors' e-mail in boxes and in Cadalyst Discussion Forums. What is it and how do you fix related problems? Read on for answers from our Bug Watch columnist, Steve Johnson.p>
If you're in the habit of reading AutoCAD-related newsgroups and forums, sooner or later you will see someone ask for help because his or her AutoCAD dialog boxes no longer appear. Typically, you will then see someone else suggest setting the FILEDIA or CMDDIA system variable to 1. The first suggestion will help as long as it is only AutoCAD's File dialog boxes that have gone missing. It will have no effect on any dialog box that is not prompting for a file. The second suggestion is unlikely to help in any recent AutoCAD release.
There is some confusion about CMDDIA, and a few misconceptions are flying around. Let's see if I can clear things up. Read more >>
Hardware: OxBlue Construction Webcams
System monitors job sites in real time, using wireless communications to transmit images users can access via the Web. Read more >>
Visualization: modo 202
Upgrade from Luxology promises faster rendering speeds and improvements to 3D modeling, UV editing and paint tools. Read more >>
New solution from Sescoi helps small and medium custom manufacturers manage production and costs. Read more >>
MCAD: AS Mechanical
AutoSolids adds support for AutoCAD 2007 to its add-on for quickly creating parametric 3D solids. Read more >>
About the Author: Steve Johnson
For Mold Designers! Cadalyst has an area of our site focused on technologies and resources specific to the mold design professional. Sponsored by Siemens NX. Visit the Equipped Mold Designer here!
For Architects! Cadalyst has an area of our site focused on technologies and resources specific to the building design professional. Sponsored by HP. Visit the Equipped Architect here!