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Double-click on a text gives: Unknown command DDEDIT.

A - answer When you doubleclick on a text entity, AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 reports the error "Unknown command DDEDIT" (most probably in a localized version of AutoCAD).

The command DDEDIT was replaced by a newer command, TEXTEDIT, in the version 2010. But the preset double-click action may refer the older, global version of the obsolete command _DDEDIT.

You can solve this either by correcting the double click action on the text-type object (the dialog CUI > Double Click Actions > Text > Text, Edit) - see:

or by remapping the DDEDIT command (similarly to its localized version) using the alias file ACAD.PGP. Append the following line to this file:


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16.7.2014    7996×  
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applies to: AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 ·

See also:
Tip 10137:Changed behavior of the Edit text command in AutoCAD 2015.
Tip 7143:; error: bad character read (octal): 0
Tip 5976:Keyboard shortcuts defined in AutoCAD.

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