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AutoCAD Slow When Drawing Lines

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    Having an annoying problem I'm hoping someone here knows a solution to. I'm using AutoCAD 2012 Student Version, basically it runs perfectly smoothly until I click the draw line command, as soon as I click the first point on a line the whole thing grinds to a halt and is nearly impossible to use. I've figured out that Dynamic Input is the problem, if I switch it off then there's no lag whatsoever when drawing lines. Oddly though, if I turn DYN off and click the first point of a line then turn it back on, everything still runs smoothly so I know its not a hardware limitation.

    A lot of what I'm doing at the moment is measuring lengths on drawings so it'd be a lot easier with dynamic input turned on.

    Anyone have any suggestions?


  • I had a similar problem with 2011 (full version), i had my units in Decimal set to 0.0000 accuracy & it dragged when using DI, i asked a former colleague who now works for Autodesk & he recommended deinstalling the software & then reinstalling it. Lo & behold, problem solved. I've no idea why it occurred or what happened with the original installation but the problem sorted itself out during the second installation.
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  • Haven't tried a reinstall so I'll give that a shot and see what happens, thanks