Thursday, April 01, 2010

Favorite AutoCAD 2011 Features - Missing SHX and Font Files

Having the option to ignore missing SHX files (shape or font files) when opening a drawing is about the coolest thing that ever happened. Normally when you get this error there is nothing you can do anyway, so being able to just ignore this warning forever is a blessing. 


FONTALT can be used to control the dialog if you want it back for some reason after you click the "Always perform my current choice" box.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree. If you are managing a production department and your users ignore missing shape files, then there is a good chance you will have some linetypes missing objects on your plots. This "solution" by Autodesk doesn't fix the problem, it only ignores it. Similar to the "Hide X-REF scales" introduced recently...

Todd M. Shackelford said...

I hear you. It sounds like it's only good news for people that want to ignore the problem. Etransmit solved your problem years ago if people would only use it. It sure would be cool if everything a drawing needed came along on its own.