Normally, nXtRender registers its commands with AutoCAD during installation. On occasion, this mechanism may fail. In this case you will need to manually load nXt the first time you run it in a particular version of AutoCAD.
Use the following procedure:
Type _appload at the command line.
Navigate to the folder where nXt was installed. This is normally C:\Program Files\AccuRender nXt
Select one of the following files depending on your platform:
For example, you should be able to load the one named AccuRender nXt_22_64.arx for AutoCAD 2018 or AutoCAD Architecture 2018, on a 64 bit computer.
Check the AutoCAD command line to verify that the application loaded without error. At this point you should be able to type nxt or ar5 to launch the application. You should not have to repeat this procedure again for this version of AutoCAD. Simply typing nxt or ar5 at the command prompt should cause nxt to load. You may need to repeat this procedure if you install another version of AutoCAD.
"Panning while placing decals doesn't work for me in any version starting with AutoCAD 2015 and later. Panning does work in AutoCAD 2013.
I'll see if I can figure out what changed and see if we can fix that."
"This is from searching "Material Thumbnails". Normally the installer takes care of all of this, occasionally we get some hiccups, It's a little complicated, so let me know if you get stuck.
Try the following:
I think this started with AutoCAD 2019:While in the process of mapping a planar decal, it is not possible to pan, only zoom.This can make the process of picking points a bit tricky sometimes.I'm currently using AutoCAD 2020 on Windows 7.See More
"Interesting issue-- I don't have 2019 to test here but we haven't heard of this yet from other users. I'll have Rich take a closer look when he gets back on Tuesday.
Do the other material editor types (not Advanced, e.g. Solid…"
"There is no change after adding the path in the nXt Options dialog search path. Still the white background persists.
The "nXtMaterialEditor.exe" in the AutoCAD Application Plugins folder as well as the "C:\Program Files\AccuRender…"