AutoCAD grips have come a long way over the years. With the addition of the polyline mid-point grip, I can’t live without them.
If for some reason, your grips are not behaving correctly, here’s how to get them back to “normal”
- GRIPS <enter>
PS – “Normal” for me is <2>
Here is the description provided by the System Variable editor:
Controls the display of grips on selected objects.
<0> Hides grips
<1> Displays grips
<2> Displays additional midpoint grips on polyline segments
To adjust the size of the grips and the effective selection area used by the cursor when you snap to a grip, use GRIPSIZE.
Note: This setting is saved in the registry and not in the drawing. There have been times when I have opened a drawing and I thought that the grip settings changed on me. It was more likely changed because of a LISP routine or something that I used.