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How to control BLIPMODE and SCREENMENU in AutoCAD 2012?

A - answer The command/variable BLIPMODE and the SCREENMENU variable are now obsolete in AutoCAD version 2012. But they are not completely disabled (like other old commands and variables) but only "undefined".

So you can easily use REDEFINE to redefine (re-enable) them, or use the dot-prefix (.BLIPMODE) to start the internal (not-undefined) version of the command.

You can also use a LISP function to access the values of BLIPMODE and SCREENMENU - e.g. type this:

(setvar "BLIPMODE" 1)
(setvar "SCREENMENU" 1)
Note: such "half-obsolete" commands probably indicate that these will be completed removed in the next AutoCAD version (2013?)
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applies to: AutoCAD 2020 · AutoCAD 2012 ·

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