AutoCAD LT Flickering

We have a rolling subscription in the office and one of the guys wanted to be the “guinea pig” for the new version of AutoCAD LT, 2014.

Install went OK but the status bar at the bottom of the screen kept flickering, with “unrecognised” coming and going.


We already had the certified driver installed and tired turning off hardware acceleration to no avail.

However so far this seems to have been solved with upgrading to the latest driver for the ATI Firepro V4900.

Hope this helps someone.

Cursor Trouble

So you got a nice shiny new machine, an AutoDesk certified graphics card and you’ve just installed the latest version of AutoCAD. All is great, you have lots of new features to help you productivity and you are steaming along. Then you insert an image and this image has a white background. Then your world falls apart. You can no longer see your cross hairs.

You have white cross hairs on a white background.

Don’t worry this problem can be sorted by turning off 3D acceleration. For some unknown reason AutoCAD does not have dynamic cursor colour when 3D acceleration is on!

Type 3DCONFIG in the command line, click “Manual Tune” and uncheck “Enable Hardware Acceleration”. The dynamic cursor colour now works.

Once you have undertaken the task needing the dynamic cursor colour feature you will probably want turn the acceleration back on.

3dconfig box