Absolute to Relative Coordinates

by Steve
(California)

When drawing a line with absolute coordinates the second and following points always default to Relative coordinates by automatically adding the@ sign even though I do not put it in. Why?

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Apr 05, 2011
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Relative @
by: Joe

The @ symbol is used as a place marker.

When you draw an entity @ any given point in AutoCAD space, this gives you the ability to tell AutoCAD how far you want to go from your current position (@) and and what angle.

If this is not something you want to do, just use absolute coordinates to draw.

Just type in the coordinates of where you want your line drawn, i.e. 55',20' to 58',20' would give you a 3' line drawn in the positive x direction.

Or

i.e. instead of say @3'<0, try just typing 3', put ORTHO (F8) on and drag the mouse in the direction you want the line drawn.

Apr 05, 2011
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Misunderstanding
by: Anonymous

Perhaps you misunderstood my problem. I am entering my coordinates in absolute and the program is adding the @ sign on its own. At the next point line I add 2,2 and it appears at the bottom as @2,2 all on its own. I am wondering if I am the only one experiencing this problem. Is there a setting somewhere I am unaware of doing this?

Jan 28, 2012
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Same Issue
by: Anonymous

I am experiencing the same problem when I plot a line but I've noticed that it only defaults to "(@)relative" if my mouse pointer is hovering over the drawing space while I'm selecting the points. If my mouse pointer is hovering over the command line area then it does not default to "relative" points which is very annoying as I have to be very careful not to make mistakes.

Is there a setting or reason why it keeps defaulting to "relative" when I'm not using @?

Jan 28, 2012
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Having Relative Problem
by: Anonymous2

I've been having the same problem where I enter absolute values without the "@" but it (the second point+) defaults to relative coordinates which is very annoying.

Jan 30, 2012
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Fixed it!
by: ttjph

According to the help files, this is due to Dynamic Input.

Turn off Dynamic Input (F12; also one of the symbols on the left side at the bottom of the screen) and it no longer assumes relative coordinates.

Alternatively, using the # prefix (e.g. #0,0) forces absolute coordinates.

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