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Lost My Eyeballs...
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* April 18, 2014, 07:19:56 PM
I lost my Eyeballs (Visible/UnVisible), Locks, Invert Visible/Unvisible, Invert Lock,... all the icons at the top of my Layers Palette.
Both with the Layers Palette open in Design Director, and when it is "Open as a Separate Palette".

Is this a Delete Built-In Folder thing?  Or a Delete contents of the Built-In Folder thing?
(which of those two)
Or is it something else I should try?

BTW:  I very recently had to do a Repair from Windows Control Panel.

Thanks for any help.  -Alvin

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* April 18, 2014, 08:20:56 PM
#1
If restarting TurboCAD doesn't bring them back,
  • try reloading your custom Workspace. If no go,…
  • then I would go the "Delete contents of the Built-In Folder" route.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
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Windows 10, 64-bit


* April 19, 2014, 09:13:19 AM
#2
If restarting TurboCAD doesn't bring them back,
  • try reloading your custom Workspace. If no go,…
  • then I would go the "Delete contents of the Built-In Folder" route.

Thanks for the Reply and suggestions John.
  • Tried re-starting TurboCAD, including re-booting system:  Didn't remedy issue.
  • Tried re-Loading my custom Workspace, as well as "Default" Workspace:  Didn't remedy issue.
  • Deleted contents of Built-in Folder:  Issue remedied.
  • Copied back-up of my "tcw19_xml.ini" file (which has never resulted in the issue described) into the Built-in folder, replacing the "tcw19_xml.ini" in the Built-in folder.  Issue returned.
Guess I'll just have to re-build my customized "tcw19_xml.ini" file settings and re-back-them-up.  ([EDIT:] Done... takes only about 20 minutes-- at the most...)

-Alvin


One of these days, it sure would be nice if one of these fixes accidentally and coincidentally fixed my TurboCAD Crashing when trying to access Editing of Lightworks stuff issue.  I thought I had given up on resolving that issue... but it always lingers in the back of my mind.
   And when I do things like "Repair" or "Delete Contents of Built-In folder and let TurboCAD rebuild it"... I just hope that the Edit Lightworks issue has miraculously resolved itself.  It hasn't.  Just have to patiently accept, adapt, and adjust.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2014, 10:54:14 AM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* July 27, 2017, 12:13:51 AM
#3
Lost my eyeballs too, but even deleting contents of Built-in Folder does not work.

Any other suggestions?

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* July 27, 2017, 06:05:09 AM
#4
re: …Lost my eyeballs too…

Click on "Design Director Options". Expand the "Layer" category and see if the "Visible" option is unchecked.

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John R.

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* July 27, 2017, 11:28:23 PM
#5
JohnR, yes it's checked, the "visible" column is there, just that there are no eye-ball icons showing up when I turn a layer on. actually they show up for a microsecond, but then nothing. It's the same with the padlock and select check symbols.

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* July 28, 2017, 11:11:02 AM
#6
Hmmm. If working in RedSDK (Native Draw), try GDI and see if that makes a difference. Being that something appears, though momentarily, makes me think it could be video card related. Is the video driver up to date?

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
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Windows 10, 64-bit


* July 29, 2017, 04:41:51 PM
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If you did the "Delete the contents of the Built-in folder and let TurboCAD re-build it on the next start-up" procedure correctly, and you still don't have eyeballs, I'd suggest running the "Repair" option from the TurboCAD installation disk (or downloaded executable file... or whatever/however/wherever that installation file is located).

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* July 30, 2017, 05:35:11 PM
#8
Thanks John and Alvin,

I tried GDI and double checked the graphics card drivers, but no luck. I then tried the repair but it went straight to a re-install (no option to repair), and that worked.

Nice to be able to see again.

Regards

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* July 30, 2017, 09:13:52 PM
#9
Good to hear that it is fixed.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit