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 :: Grips And Dynamic Blocks

Jun 1, 2006

Is there anyway to link standard AutoCAD Grips and there commands to Dynamic Block Actions? I want to stretch an arc by its midpoint grip. This accomplishes something that no other commands do.

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Dec 12, 2013

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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.

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LT 2012 user

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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:

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Mar 28, 2011

My drawing- block is a little bit complicated, it contains few actions and parameters and everytime i open block editor to add, or to modify some action I can't see my drawing because actions grips and parameters grips obscure my drawing. I tried to refresh layout but it doesn't work.

please take a look on attached jpg.

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

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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:

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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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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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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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Sep 11, 2013

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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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With Visibility States there appears to be only 4 options:

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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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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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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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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.

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May 24, 2013

I have a problem with dynamic blocks.

I have inserted a dynamic block (with .NET) and changed the value of a dynamic parameter (Linear). The block is stretched as it should be. (no problems here).

After a fiew other routines, I select the block again (by using its objectID) and a want to get the coördinates of the grip of the linear dynamic paramter. Is there a way to get the coördinates based on the linear dynamic parameter and its grip points? code in vb.Net?

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Sep 7, 2012

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Apr 16, 2013

So I am working on a very large project (AutoCAD Architecture 2012) and when I rotate my view, some of the 3D objects will randomly fly out into space. The strange thing is that the grips for the object are still where the object needs to be.

Below should be a picture to explain what I'm talking about.

Grip error.jpg

Is this a bug? Is there a fix? Is this user error?

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AutoCAD .NET :: Unselect Objects Edited With Grips

May 24, 2011

How to unselect objects that are be edited with grips. 

Dim ed As Editor = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument.Editor
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Dim res As PromptSelectionResult = ed.SelectImplied
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So I've done a reasonable amount of work with dynamic blocks. I have a block with a rotation action and grip to arbitrarily align it.  However I realized when trying to combine it with an alignment grip (which actions on the basic or fundamental block rotation angle) that there didn't seem to be a way to some how link a dynamic block rotation action or one of the custom angle properties to a the fundamental block rotation angle.  Thus there are two additive rotations at work; the dynamic block one with its grip and the fundamental rotation property.

This can cause some confusion when one person aligns with the grip and another via rotating the block's fundamental property and would also be problematic in the generalized sense if one was trying to select or programmatically read back the net angle alignment.

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See the attachement with the block

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Jul 25, 2012

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I need to create a dynamic block for a "Glass Panel" in a balustrade. I need to be able to insert it, in one corner and stretch it in another corner, to suit the staircase angle.

I've created the block, but it isn't working correctly. I've attached a drawing, with the left hand drawing a sketch of how it needs to be. The right  hand drawing is my dynamic block attempt. As can be seen, when the block is stretched between the 2 points, it doesn't follow the angle of the staircase correctly (Very slight run off)

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