AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: How To Keep Text Aligned While Rotating Objects

Jun 25, 2013

What I want this block to do is to keep the "REF. NORTH" text aligned and properly spaced whithin a single motion while rotating it with the thick line.

AutoCAD LT 2012
Windows 7 - 64 bit

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Rotate Text And Object Without Rotating Text

Aug 29, 2011

I know this is located in other locations but I can't seem to make it work with my block.

I would like the cross and the text N to rotate independantly of the arrow while the N stays with the thick line.  That's the easy part.  How can I make the N move along the rotation path and keep the text aligned horizontally?  I read something about linked action and move, but I can't make it work. 

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Two Grips To Simulate Aligned Dimension

Dec 5, 2013

I have a line with shapes on each end like an aligned dimension. I want to have a grip on each end to let the user put the ends where they want.

I tried a polar stretch pair, with two rotation pairs, but am lost. The stretch is easy, but does not rotate the arrows to stay aligned to the line. I don't actually have arrows, but most know the behavior of aligned dimensions. I don't have extension lines though, like the dim would so ignore that part.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Rotating A Leader Around Ellipse

Feb 3, 2012

Is there a way, using dynamic blocks, to rotate a line around an ellipse, so that that leader is always centered with the center of the ellipse, but it actually starts at the circumfrence of the ellipse.

Like with a circle, you choose, rotation, using the center of the circle as the base point, and then setting your radius, and choosing the 'rotate' action. I need to do basically the same thing, but with an ellipse.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Rotating And Updating A Field Within A Block?

Jun 5, 2007

Attached is my latest block that I'm working on. how to keep a field readable (horizontal) when rotated. What I need to do to update a field that is linked to an attribute when the attribute value is changed? The UPDATEFIELD command does not seem to work on it for me.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Rotating Part To Inputted Angle?

Oct 12, 2012

I have created a dynamic block with a rotation parameter&action on an object in the block. My problem is that when I pick the grip to rotate the object it only allows me to rotate it to where my cursor is pointing, if I enter an angle when prompted "Specify rotation angle or [Base point/Undo/eXit]:" say 45degrees the object does not rotate 45 degrees it just rotates to wherever my cursor is pointing

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Attribute Not Rotating And Stretch Parameter

Jul 21, 2011

I am very new to dynamic blocks. I am starting off learning the small stuff before I get to the larger more complex blocks to convert to dynamic.

I have a reference block I am trying to "master" all the functions we would like to see.

I have two major concerns.

1) Why can't I rotate this block (via rotate action) and have the attributes stay at angle zero? I thought I built the parameters and actions correct.

2) I haven't ran across anything that explains how to stretch 2 linear parameters at the same time with the same distance (ex: stretch both at .25, .5, .75)

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Can Retain This Base Point After Rotating

Aug 8, 2013

The top view is the standard block with the base point as shown. This "Base Point" is the center of the rotating axis.

Issue: After rotating the "1st Point" then rotating the "2nd Point", the Center axis of the "1st Point" moves. Is it possible to perminetly have the "1st Point" rotating axis stay in its original location?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Scaling Objects In Dynamic Block

Jun 27, 2013

Why the drawing title in my dynamic block will not scale up or down. The rest of the objects scale properly but just this the drawing title text attribute will not follow suit.

I tried adding position point and link, etc....I run out options and don't know how to fix this.

LT 2012 user

AutoCAD LT 2012
Windows 7 - 64 bit

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Add Exact Same Objects And Visibility State To Blocks

Jan 7, 2014

I have over 100 blocks that I need to add the exact same objects and visibility state to.  Is there a way to globally make this change, or even to copy the visibility states from one block to the next without having to recreate the states in each block?  I thought I had previously run across a routine on here that would make changes to multiple blocks at once, but I can't seem to find it now.  

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: AttSync Of Blocks - Takes A Long Time With Numerous Objects

May 18, 2012

The AttSync command does what it advertises fairly well.  My problem is that I have thousands of small blocks in a single drawing.  (My current drawing has 2100 block references with four attributes in each one.)  I may change the attribute values in a few of them and need to re-sync the attribute locations.  When I run AttSync it updates every single block insertion.  One of two things are desired:

1)Flag each block insertion as having been sync'ed, reducing the number of objects requiring synchronization when AttSync is called again.  Provide a way to force all to be sync'ed.

2)Allow a selection set in the AttSync command after selecting the block to sync.

Either or both of these would a great time-saver for those of us with large numbers of blocks with attributes.

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AutoCad :: Rotating Text In A Dynamic Block

Jul 11, 2011

I am working on creating a dynamic block library and am having several problems with text within my blocks. For example... I am working on a North Arrow block and would like the text to rotate with my block, but I want the text to remain right-side up. When I rotate the arrow past 180 degrees the text is upsidedown.

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AutoCad :: Rotating Text In Dynamic Block?

Aug 30, 2011

I have attached a basic PTZ block and what I want it to do is when I rotate the block past a certain point +/-90 degrees the text rotate within the rectangle so it's never upside down.

Can I get any direction on what route I need to take to get this done?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Text Disappeared From Blocks

Oct 1, 2011

I have been working on a drawing with 3 different dynamic blocks for several weeks and everything has been working perfectly.  However, all of a sudden this afternoon, the text in all 3 dynamic blocks disappeared and will not display on the screen in paper or model space, and does not print.

As best I recall, I was creating a polyline viewport when this text disappeared.

I cannot turn the text on in these dynamic blocks.  The text in on layer 0 which is on, and is unlocked and unfrozen.  Additionally I have turned on, unlocked and unfroze all layers in the dwg and this does not work.  I have also checked the text layer in the block editor and it is on layer 0.  

When I click on any of the blocks, all the information appears to be correct, ie: door numbers, text style, etc.  The text, however, just does not appear.  Also I have never set any invisible text parameters and when I open the block editor, nothing in the invisible text area is selected or select-able.  

Previous versions of this drawing, which I saved yesterday, display all block text perfectly. Perhaps there is a setting I accidentally hit which caused this problem?  

I have tried repeatedly turning on all the layers, unfreezing, unlocking, changing parameters in the Style menu.  I closed Autocad and turned the computer completely off and back on again.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Text In Blocks

Oct 4, 2012

I want to create some symbols which includes text.  For example, I have a square with an "F" centered within the square.  The problem I am having is when I insert the block into a drawing and rotate it, the "F" also rotates.  Is there any way to make it so the "F" is always horizontal no matter how I rotate the block?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: How To Separate Objects With Coincident Grips

May 26, 2011

I have a block which represents a piece of equipment on a factory floor.  It has two subcomponents which are blocked with the main equipment.  Consider a rectangle and two smaller circles blocked together.  Each of the subcomponents (circles) has a point parameter and a move feature so that the components can be moved independently from each other and from the main equipment. 

Here's the issue: If a user accidentaly (or purposely) places the grip from one of the subcomponents snapped to the grip of the other subcomponent, then the two seem forever attached; when I try to grab the grip of one of the subcomponents to separate them, both grips get selected and both components move together.  At this point the two components appear to be inseparable with the grips permanently joined.

Here's the question: Is there a way to separate the two components once their grips are made coincedent?  Or is this a case of "just don't snap the grips together"?  I'd like there to be a way to pull the components apart.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Objects Moved Away From Original Basepoint

Dec 8, 2011

Somehow the objects of my dynamic block have moved away from the original basepoint.

I can't simply edit the block and move all the objects back to 0,0 because then I have to re-do all the stretch commands since the stretch windows don't move.

I have a basepoint parameter but it doesn't seem to be working.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Assign Layers To Different Objects With A Block?

Apr 11, 2013

After all this time is there a way to assign layers to different objects with a block? Perhaps using Visibility states or Lookups?

As an example:

I have a dynamic block with a door swing and text. As I increase the size of the door the text changes to reflect door size. The objects are all on the 0 Layer. When I insert the block I can assign a 'Text A' Layer to the text and a 'Door A' layer to the door. So when I switch layer states around I will either see the door, the text or both. Then I move to the second floor which has been stacked on the first floor. I insert my DB and assign layers 'Text B' and 'Door B' respectively to the text and door.

Finally when I go to my layer states I either select 'First Floor' or 'Second Floor' and the respective blocks appear depending on the layer state.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Array Multiple Objects Sequentially

Sep 28, 2012

It seems like this should be easy but it's not. I have a block with multiple components. I want them to array sequentially as I drag the grip. First one component, then the next, then the next. What I get is all 3 at once when I drag the grip far enough. I tried 3 separate linear parameters with their grips stacked but that didnt work either. What I have attached is a very simplified version of what I want, but I think once I get the concept it will be easy to elaborate on.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Setup Array With Alternating Objects

Nov 21, 2013

I'm currently creating blocks for our office library. One of these is a grille with some apposed blade dampers on it. I'm trying to set up an array that will duplicate the apposed blades as I change the length of the grille. However, it will only copy the blades in pairs, not singly one after the other. Ie, the blades are 100mm apart, and in a / pattern meaning that each instance of / or 'should' duplicate every 200mm. Except when I lengthen the block by 200mm it won't duplicate until I've gone double the distance (400) when it gives me both / and . 

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Inventory Management Based On Dwg With Relations Between Objects

Sep 22, 2013

We are looking for a solution to manage the inventory of a very extensive network with mainly linear assets. Instead of a standard database/inventory solution, we would like to manage the inventory from a plan, from autocad DWG. Meaning that all the objects and relations between objects are defined in the DWG, then uploaded to a relational database and used by various maintenance and operational utilities. 

how we would define the relations between objects. For example, how would we say that one object is attached to another object? Can you make a reference from one object to another in the attributes of a block? (but it has to be a strong reference, to an ID).

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: How To Create Block Of Displayed Objects Within A Viewport

Sep 11, 2013

I believe there is a way to create a block of displayed objects that are shown within viewport.  I know I have done this before with basic Autocad.  The closest thing at the moment that I can think of is "SOLPROF" but that only works for 3D objects.

The way I remember the command working was you started off with the command, select the objects with the viewport/or maybe it was just the viewport, the command made an instantaneous block of the objects that were only within the display area.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Visibility State Scope - Restrict To Operate Only On Certain Objects

Nov 26, 2012

With Visibility States there appears to be only 4 options:

Hide for current state.Show for current state.Hide for all statesShow for all states.

I need a 5th option... Do not change visibility when this state is set current.

So, in other words, I'd like to turn objects on or off independently from each other... so lets say I have two sets of objects... I want to toggle on only the 3rd item in set A and only the 5th item set B... but each set would function separately from the other set.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Parameters With Stretch Action On Objects Which Are Shared In Visibility States

Oct 18, 2011

I have a block which I want 2 visibility states.  VS1 and VS2 share some objects and not others.  I have a linear parameter in each which I want to do a stretch action on.  The stretch action in each visibility state acts upon entities both shared and unshared between VS1 and VS2.  This doesn't seem to work..

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Annotative Parameters Inside Dynamic Blocks

May 5, 2010

I've made annotative blocks and I've made dynamic blocks... My intent is to integrate both but I can't find a way to move dynamic block parameters separately at different annotative scales.

In other words, if I insert an annotative dimension and add multiple scales I can move the dimension grips independently at each scale. If I insert a dynamic block I want to be able to use the dynamic block's action "grips" to do the same. However, with a dynamic block, if I move a stretch action at one annotation scale it moves the action at all annotation scales.

The attached file shows a simple example.

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AutoCad :: Dynamic Blocks With Centered Text?

Nov 9, 2010

I am having trouble trying to add text to a dynamic block that will stay locked and centered when I stretch it left/right and up/down. The default text I am looking to have should be 36x24 (36 is the lenght of the unit, 24 is the depth). I can also upload my block.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Adding One Action To Dynamic Blocks

Mar 15, 2012

I have created a dynamic block with several visiblility states. The block works great for what I need it for. however, I am trying to add one more action to the block but am having issues.

This block is essentially a 24" retail cabinet with the visibility states showing the different drawer and shelf configurations. I want to be able to lengthen the cabinet in 24" increments and have the visibility show for each 24" section.....e.g.  I want a 10' cabinet so I bring in the 24" starter block. Then stretch the cabinet to the 10' mark, then I can chose any drawer/shelve config for each 24" section (they are all different).

I can get the block to stretch in 24" problem.....i just want the visibility state to be duplicated as well for each section. Now as it stretches, there is only one Vis state and it only populates the first cabinet.

I could do this by copying the block over and over 5 times.....but I am hoping there is a way to make this dynamic.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Insertion Point On Dynamic Blocks

Apr 23, 2013

I have a block I am making into a Dynamic Block. I will be adding in different visibility states. Depending on the visibility state the block would need to be inserted from a different point.

My question is, is it possible to add multiple insertion points to a dynamic block so depending on the visibility state it defaults to the correct insertion point?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Dynamic Blocks With Text Increments

Dec 13, 2011

Is there any way to have a dynamic block which utilises a similar function to TCOUNT. I am doing drawings for solar panel installations and have set up a dynamic block for our different panels that we use, which i have used xy paramater with the array action to make life simple when inserting panels onto a drawing... however we number these panels 1 to ~ ... we could have 3 on one roof but we could also have over 100... is there any way to have the dynamic block auto increment the text automatically? At the moment i use the block to show 20 panels then i explode and use the tcount command to increment the text in selection order. 

Or... how i could go about doing lets say a data entry for example insert block-> Dialogue for amount of panels / amount of panels in a row or column? And after selecting that data the block will automatically have numbers 1-x...

I have attached a sample block so you can try and get an understanding of what im after.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: With Attribute Text - Set Constraints?

Aug 27, 2013

I am trying to set constraints to this block and having some issues. I want to constrain the attribute text so when I stretch the block from the grips the text centers itself automatically within itself. The constraints will not let me pick the grip on the attribute text as a point.

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Nov 21, 2013

Is it possible to increment text or attributes in a dynamic block? I'm want to create elevation text for grids that can start at a certain value and increment up or down from there.

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