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AutoCAD: Do you really want to do this?

A - answer AutoCAD may display the "Do you really want to do this" prompt if you are trying to hatch or manipulate a large set of objects on screen. You may also have used an xref as a hatch boundary - and the xref file may be damaged (try Audit) or it contains unresolved proxy objects.

A similar message (alert box) is: "Hatch object limit exceeded: More than 10000 hatch boundary objects are selected. Creating this hatch object can be time consuming. Do you want to proceed?". This one is caused by a very large object (entities) count on screen when picking a point in the BHATCH command. Try object selection or zoom closer to the hatched area.

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20.3.2008    18001x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11037:How to hatch area defined by border points, not geometry?
Tip 10269:How to restore erased hatch boundaries? (multiple)
Tip 9954:Selecting hatch borders performs zoom out.
Tip 9728:Do you know the commands GIRAFFE or GRAVEL in AutoCAD?
Tip 9350:How to move the draw order of all images or hatches to back?


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