Monday, May 30, 2011

DPI scaling issue with AutoCAD 2012

2012: AutoCAD framework issues when running at high DPI scaling


You are running an Autodesk 2012 product on a system whose screen resolution is scaled to 150% and you are seeing abnormalities in the standard buttons and ribbon controls including:

  • A detached and floating red A (upper left corner)
  • The X button to close AutoCAD (upper right corner) does not work
  • Many ribbon controls do not perform as expected


Autodesk 2012 products may exhibit these issues on systems where the screen scaling is set to 150%. You can work around this by setting the screen resolution of your system to 96 DPI (or 100%).

An alternative method is to right-click on the AutoCAD icon, select the Properties settings, and select the option to "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings."

(When I tried this the Compatibility Settings where disabled and grayed out. I found that this only works for 32-bit programs and not for 64-bit programs. Too bad.)

Applies to:
AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD Architecture 2012
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012
AutoCAD Electrical 2012
AutoCAD LT 2012
AutoCAD Map 3D 2012
AutoCAD Mechanical 2012
AutoCAD MEP 2012
AutoCAD P&ID 2012
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012

Via TS17063118

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