AutoCAD 2010 :: Macro To Create Layers And Place Text In The Layers?

Aug 12, 2013

We use AutoCad to name our dxf files for our Burn Table and whenever we get a new part it is a repetitive task to input layers and common text.  So what I am curious is can AutoCAD input the layers and text automatically using a Macro?

I want the Macro to put in 6 layers and choose the layer color and title then input text boxes with word in 3 different layers.  There will be about a total of 10 different text boxes with text already put in the boxes by the Macro.

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AutoCad :: How To Create Button With Macro To Edit Existing Text In Place

Jan 12, 2012

I'm trying to create button with macro to edit existing text in place, with predefined text with macro .... For example, existing text is "Old text", and I want this text (or whatever I select) to edit in place with click on macro button to change it to "New text".

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Bind Xref Layers To Master Layers

Mar 20, 2012

I am currently updating and coming up with a better system for are plant layout file for AutoCAD. When this project is complete, it will be set up so if someone needs to make a change they can just make a copy of the X-Ref file for the area they will be updating and hand it back in when there done. I will review the updated X-Ref then switch out the old X-Ref file for the updated one.

Problem: the problem I am having is when I am in the master drawing that contains all the X-Ref files, the layers list becomes enormous. There are about 30 to 40 different X-Ref files with 15 layers each. Those 15 layers contain the exact same information but you have to edit them individually.

Question: Is there a way to make the 15 layers in the master effect the corresponding layer in all the X-ref files? For instance, you hide the “Machines” layer in the master and it hides the “Machines” layer in all the X-ref.

Side Note: If you were going to make the suggestion “use Xbind” I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work well because “Xbind” creates a new layer you have to assign to things instead of making the layers relate to one another.

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Is it possible to creae filter that would only show layers that are in use (actually have objects on the layer)? How would that be done?

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HP Z400 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU W3565@3.20GHz
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Jul 25, 2013

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I am using this command without showing the obscured lines.When I am generating the isometric views with the flatshot I am seeing strange objects (UFO), is far away from the original model, you can see in the attachment.

It is possible to generate somehow 2D views (front views&isometric views) seeing the color which every element has, and it is possible to correct somehow those ugly isometric views ( the guys from autocad should do something with this, because when I am generating a isometric view the 2d drawing that I received is completely different from the 3D model !).

 I want to make the drawings using the 2D views, because the 3D Models are very big (50-60MB) and it is very hard to work with them!  

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However, I am having difficulty using a clipping mask over multiple text layers. It seems to only do it to one layer directly beneath. I do not want to merge the text layers as I want to mess about with the design a fair bit.

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Nov 11, 2012

How do I create layers in an adjustment layer and transfer  or duplicate those layers in another image ?
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Images shows my layout and what i've done this far

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I just proofed a business card with my boss accidentily showing him some type on a layer that was hidden. He approved it. Now I have to make a bunch of type set up in very tight margins work in production.

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I would like to increase the font size in many text layers at a time by selecting them in the layers panel. The font increases, but the text boxes don't expand to fit the increased size text. So I am having to make each box bigger manually. Is there a way to have the boxes expand to fit bigger text automatically through the layers panel?

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Jul 10, 2013

Im currently creating a custom menu to insert blocks on request. I have set up the following macro which seems to work fine:-        


However when pulling in a specific block the drawing the layer becomes 0.

Ive tryed adding this additional macro line before the above one which fixes the problem :-


However now the block retains its layer properties  E-Lighting-Ceil (or what ever I name it) but it drops the block

in RED, instead of its original colour.

Question is Im looking for a macro that will bring in my block as per ^c^c-insert;HVLV-UB610x125;;;;

but also bring it in to a drawing on its original layer that its saved to.

please note that even thou the first code brings it in at layer 0, the blocks layer is also inserted into the DWG however its just not associated to it ..... hence the user has to select the block once he or she has brought it in and then change the layer from the layers manager manually. This is not ideal.

just to recap i just need a macro that will A) bring in a block from a location. And B) keep all the properties it has when it is brought in.

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Mar 28, 2012

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After reading the docs I then expanded each layer with a text messageto be as large as the ad itself. My next step was to try to create alayer mask - for each of the three layers with the text messages, saidlayer mask to cover only the lower 1/3 where it would be transparent.

This is where I ran into problems, no matter what I tried, I could notaccomplish this. There must be something very basic I have yet tounderstand!

Last, in order to create the animated GIF, I exported all four layersusing "replace" in the dialog box. I also experimented with "combine"to no avail. No matter what I tried, I either ended up with an animatedGIF where the logo and the three different text messages over timebecame overlaid, or, an animated GIF where only one thing was shown atone time.

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I would like to know how to write a routine to thaw all layers in current drawing and multiple xrefs; then freeze all, then thaw only certain layers globally for a drawing that is open.  Such as a dimension plan will thaw only *-BLDG, *-DIMS, *-RD-*, *BNDRY.

I would like to create one that will fit every project which has a different xref name.

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I am just starting to learn C# and .NET and I am trying to write a simple program to gather all the layers from a drawing in a directory, save them to a list, and use that list to change those layers to the appropriate layers. The way I want it to iterate is open the first drawing, gather the layers, ask the user which layer they want to change the original layer to, and when they select the new layer, it associates that old layer with the new layer so that in the future it won't prompt the user, it will just change it to that layer. Then it changes the layers and goes to the next drawing.

I wrote something very simple in LISP, but I need to make it more advanced and try to add in more features. Specifically I would like to be able to do everything in the background, without actually opening the drawings so I can avoid any user prompts or dialogue boxes.

I am at a complete loss at where to start though. There are so many members in the different namespaces for Autocad. Right now I am looking through acdbmgd.dll and acmgd.dll to try and find something useful, but I have no idea where to even start.

My guess would be to first define a method that gathers the layers from the drawing and saves them to an array. For example i would have multiple arrays for the different layers to which I want to convert the old layers, string [] 0layer, string [] walllayer that contains all of the layers to be changed to layer 0 and wall layer. Then I would compare the layers in the drawing to those arrays, if they are not present in any of the arrays, the program would prompt the user and ask which layers they want to change the existing layer to and add it to the appropriate drawing. Then all of the layers in those arrays would be changed to the different new layers.

At the very least, I am going to start making the different arrays to be filled. That much I can do. I'm just having trouble actually getting the data from the drawings.

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