EXPERT in Autocad

nope... I'm not talking about a person... I'm talking about a system variable!

the below is from AutoCAD help files:

Initial value: 0

EXPERT - Controls whether certain prompts are issued.
0 Issues all prompts normally.

1 Suppresses “About to regen, proceed?” and “Really want to turn the current layer off?”

2 Suppresses the preceding prompts and “Block already defined. Redefine it?” (BLOCK) and “A drawing with this name already exists. Overwrite it?” (SAVE or WBLOCK).

3 Suppresses the preceding prompts and those issued by the LINETYPE command if you try to load a linetype that’s already loaded or create a new linetype in a file that already defines that linetype.

4 Suppresses the preceding prompts and those issued by UCS Save and VPORTS Save if the name you supply already exists.

5 Suppresses the prompt, “That name is already in Use, redefine it?” issued by the -DIMSTYLE Save option when you supply the name of an existing dimension style.

When a prompt is suppressed by EXPERT, the operation in question is performed as though you entered y at the prompt. Setting EXPERT can affect scripts, menu macros, AutoLISP, and the command functions.

Be sure to check out Lynn Allen's blog for some of the new features and improvements we can expect in 2007. She's got some screenshots and steps to follow. Also, it's not all about 3d, she mentions some other features as well (such as the improved x-ref palette, fields, tables, model/layout tabs, dynamic input, palette improvements, dwf underlay, printing to pdf, etc)


Tomislav Zigo said...

Just for fun try the NOMUTT sysvar. It applies to the comm prompt but not to dyn. Putting it into a startup lsp file and setting it to 1, would make many people switch to dyn imput.



Mistress of the Dorkness said...

Hello! thanks for chiming in with the tip... I've also bookmarked your blog...

see you at the next LUG meeting?

Anonymous said...

When you save 2007 to a previous version and then open the drawing in a previous version, you get a lot of dialog boxes telling you that the drawing was saved by a newer version and it contains objects from a newer version, etc. Can you suppress these dialog boxes?

Mistress of the Dorkness said...


I'm sorry... I've thought, and searched, and asked and I haven't been able to come up with anything so far. I was thinking maybe the ProxyNotice variable, but, I'm really not sure. Sorry, please let me know if you or anyone finds this out.

Thank you.