It is recommended that you insert DWF underlay files on locked
layers to avoid editing them by mistake. When zooming in on DWF
underlay files and then using a window selection method, the DWF
underlay may be selected even though the geometry in the underlay
does not appear to be selected.
It is recommended that you do not use DWFATTACH and PASTECLIP
for DWF underlays while using REFEDIT.
When using REFEDIT in a drawing, if you use PASTECLIP to paste
a DWF underlay, you may be unable to save back your changes. The
following message may be displayed:
Cannot save back changes because objects in the working set
reference objects outside of the working set. The Refedit session
is still active. Press F2 after dismissing the dialog to see the
list of missing references.
This error message may also be displayed when you have a DWF
underlay attached in the host drawing and then try to use DWFATTACH
on the same DWF underlay file in the xref during REFEDIT. The
workaround to save back your other REFEDIT changes is to delete the
DWF underlay that you attached or pasted during the REFEDIT
Tool palettes created in the current release should not be used
in previous releases.
Opening Sample Drawing Files in Windows Vista
Due to Windows Vista restrictions, all sample files found in
the AutoCAD Sample folder and subfolders are read-only. Sheet Set
Manager sample files can be opened in the Sheet Set Manager but
cannot be changed.
Searching Files in Windows Vista
To search contents within drawing files in Windows Explorer for
Windows Vista, use the Advanced Search and select the "Include
non-indexed, hidden and system files" option.
For i-drop to operate properly on a system running Windows
Vista, the user should be set to Run as Administrator.
AutoCAD 2007 exposed a new 3D Modeling environment which you can
access by means of the VISUALSTYLES command and choosing any non-2D
style. The 3D environment has some behavioral differences when
compared to the legacy 2D drafting environment, such as:
Draw order is not supported in 3D
Memory usage in 3D is higher
REGEN and REGENALL does not necessarily clean up display
artifacts. To reset the display, cycle VISUALSTYLES between 2D and
Direct 3D with Windows Vista
When Direct 3D is enabled in a Windows Vista environment, the
cursor appears as black and white instead of color in non-2D visual
styles. Any changes to the cursor from the Options dialog box are
not enabled in this environment.
Procedural Materials Are Not Converted by
Procedural materials that are applied to objects in AutoCAD
2007 models are not converted by the CONVERTOLDMATERIALS command in
Animation and Rendering
The Quicktime Player cannot play MOV files saved with
characters that are not native to the current operating
Windows Vista versions K and N (available in Korea and Europe)
do not come with Windows Media Player installed. In order to use
the animation feature in AutoCAD, download the latest version of
Media Player from the Microsoft website.
Featured Content and Technologies
To install featured visualization content and technologies,
enable the Communication Center and configure it to receive
updates. Once it is configured, a new channel called "Featured
Content and Technologies" will be visible and content will be
available for download.
Other Drafting Issues
Annotative Attributes in Multileader Content Blocks
It is not recommended to use annotative attributes in
multileader content blocks. Doing so may cause visibility issues
with those blocks. Use only non-annotative attributes and
non-annotative blocks as content in annotative multileader
Drawings that contain solid hatches may produce larger plot
files than drawings with other types of hatches.
Visibility of Hatches
The HPMAXLINES system variable was introduced to prevent
systems from running out of memory. Based on the current HPMAXLINES
setting, some hatches may not display. To fix this problem, change
the HPMAXLINES value.
Annotative Hatches in Viewports
In model space viewports (TILEMODE = 0), annotation scales
added to hatches via the Properties palette may not appear as
specified in other viewports. To prevent this problem, do one of
Use the shortcut menu instead of the Properties palette to add
Switch to model space (TILEMODE = 1) to add annotation
If you have already encountered this problem, close and reopen
the drawing to properly display the hatch scale in the viewport or
Assigning a noncontinuous linetype to a nonrectangular viewport
can result in model space geometry that is irregularly clipped
inside the viewport, or it can cause AutoCAD to become
When you use the JPGOUT, PNGOUT, BMPOUT, and TIFOUT commands in
a layout that contains nonrectangular viewports with a 3D visual
style and with all objects and viewports selected, portions of
other viewports may be obscured and objects may not be visible. You
can use the PUBLISH command to create more accurate raster
Do not freeze layers that contain nonrectangular viewports;
instead, turn off layers with nonrectangular viewports or set the
Plot property of the layer to No Plot. When you freeze a layer that
contains a nonrectangular viewport, the viewport boundary becomes
rectangular. Objects in the viewport that should be clipped by the
boundary of the nonrectangular viewport appear to be clipped, but
when you regenerate or plot the drawing, the objects are not
clipped as you expect. To correct the problem once it exists, you
must thaw the layer and then regenerate the drawing.
Due to the xref polling cycle, you can encounter a time lag
when attempting to use the Manage Xrefs icon to reload DWG xrefs.
Referenced DWG files are not ready to be reloaded by this method
until you see the balloon notification on the Manage Xrefs icon. To
expedite the reloading process, use one of the following methods:
Right-click the reference drawing in the File References list
of the External References palette and then click Reload.
Click Reload All References on the button controls at the top
of the External References palette.
Enter -XREF at the Command prompt and use the Reload
Saving Drawings to Previous File Formats
When moving or copying surface objects from the current release
to R14, a fatal error may occur.
The Sheet Set Manager is not fully functional if
A command is active.
No drawing is open.
The sheet set is locked by another user.
A lock icon displayed in front of the sheet set name in the
Sheet Set Manager indicates that the sheet set is locked. Hold your
cursor over the lock icon to view a tooltip that shows who has the
sheet set locked.
When you select a sheet in the Sheet Set Manager, the sheet's
status may be listed incorrectly as Locked for Edit by Unknown in
the Details area. To update the sheet's status, open the
If you remove a sheet from a sheet set and then import the
sheet back into the sheet set, fields that display sheet set
information in block attributes are displayed as pound signs. To
correct these fields, you can either recreate the field or reinsert
the block. If you recreate the field, because the sheet is already
in a sheet set, you should use a sheet set property field, not a
Sheet set fields (fields that were selected from the sheet set
category) behave differently than other types of fields. By
default, other types of fields update automatically when you save
the drawing or when you use REGEN. In contrast, sheet set fields
store the last values that were used, and they display these stored
values if the information referenced by the sheet set field is not
accessible. To update the value in a sheet set field, use the
UPDATEFIELD command. If the information referenced by the sheet set
field is still not accessible, the value for the field will be
displayed as ####.
Using One DWT for Page Setups and Blocks on a Network
Some sheet set functions are unavailable when two network users
access a sheet set that uses the same drawing template file (DWT)
for label and callout blocks, sheet template, and page setup
overrides. To avoid this problem, do not use the same DWT file for
storing page setups and block libraries.