Shaan Hurley recently asked:
Mine is an ancient one that doesn’t even have a button in the current ribbon user interface: OOPS!
OOPS predates the current Undo/Redo commands and, from my sketchy memory, was used to restore the geometry AutoCAD deleted when you created a block. This was in the AutoCAD DOS era (yes I’m that old!) but the command is still in the current version.
The help says:
OOPS restores objects erased by the last ERASE command.
which it does but that description omits the thing that makes it useful. Unlike “Undo” it doesn’t reverse anything else you’ve done since that erase command.
In the example below:
- I created the text 1 & 2
- I then erased 2 and created 3
If I really could do with having that 2 back….
- Undo would remove all my hard work making the 3.
- I could copy the 3, undo back to 2 and then paste the 3 back…
- Or just type OOPS!
No matter how much I’d done after erasing the 2, it will be intact and the deleted 2 is restored.
Not long after replying to Shaan’s question I was working in Revit and could have done with OOPS there.
I deleted some void geometry in the Family Editor, then made quite a few reference lines and parameters as alternative approach. I then realised I still needed the geometry….
No Revit OOPS to save me. Had to resort to a backup file which, fortunately, hadn’t been overwritten.