AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretch / Move / Array Block

Jul 31, 2012

I need this block to do the following:

1. Move the right piece so it ends at 3', 4', & 5'.
2. the move right hook and 'backing' to stretch/copy (or array) so it adds a hook to the right and fills in the backing.

so this means that a 3' gets 4 hooks, 4' gets 5 hooks and 5' gets 6 hooks.

3. the block as shown is the smallest configuration with 3 hooks.

I could just set up a visibility and draw each one at it's appropriate length but I'm trying to keep this simple block to a min size. If all else fails, that's the route I'll take.

I've tried a couple different configurations and I keep getting duplicates or the end piece doesn't move the correct distance.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretch Or Array (JPG)

Oct 30, 2013

I have been working on a dynamic block that need to look like the attached jpg. Basically it needs to be able to stretch up to 50'-0" but in ten foot segments (part size limits) +/- an additional but in 1 foot increments.

I've got two blocks that will either array or stretch. But have not been able to get it to match the actual requirements. I have attached my current block attempt. Also as you can see from the jpg, the support posts usually alternate as well and I haven't figured that out yet either .

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Aug 12, 2013

I'm trying to create a block for angled handicapped parking stalls. 

I used an array chained to a stretch in order to increase the number of stalls. It worked but for some reason it does not work in all of my visibility states. In some visibility states the array and stretch do not stretch together. The block should end with a stall but some end with a line and no stalls above it. 

I attached a drawing with the blocks. The block named "STALLS-60-HANDI" it works correctly except in visibility state 9' and in "STALLS-60-4space Handi" it only works in visibility state 10'.  

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Feb 3, 2012

In the attached dwg, I have a dynamic block "Platform" which is used several times. I have an adjustable length, with the array set to repeat the toggles (end view of 2x4) every 2', not including the last 6". That works perfectly, except one thing. "Distance1" is the distance of the parameter, because this was the only way that I found to stop the array from showing up within 6" of the last toggle. When I insert "Platform," and click the arrow to stretch it, I can type in the distance desired minus 6", and I'll get the correct length of platform. However, I'd like to be able to type in the actual length, and have the array work appropriately (the same way it does now).

Then, I'd like to create a custom toolbar that has a button to click which will insert this platform and ask me what the length of the platform should be (the entire distance). After specifying an insertion point, the block will insert at the correct length, with the appropriate toggles.

Here's what I'd like to do with it: using datalink, I'd like to count the following: how many copies of each length of platform is in the drawing, with toggle count and length of platform specified. I have already figured out the datalink to get the value of "Distance1", it's only the issue with the toggle count that I'm trying to figure out.

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Dec 6, 2007

i'm trying to do a polar stretch and array for rigid insulation. RIGID2.dwg is my best option. but as you can see in the jpg, the first line should have arrayed already, because the gap is over 2". i tried to follow the instruction someone used for the clothes hangers URL.... and it resulted in RIGID.dwg, with the lines rotating off the main line.

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Feb 4, 2011

I have successfully created a dynamic block. I can insert it into AutoCAD, and it behaves like I want, except for one thing.

I can select the block and change it by taking a grippoint and place it at another position. So my block is e.q. stretched, just like I wanted.

But then. When I want to use the ordinary STRETCH command of AutoCAD, I can only stretch the insertion point of the block, but not the grippoints. Is there a way to set a grippoint to be select edable by commands like STRETCH.

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May 5, 2012

I have a block of a roof screen. What i want to do is to stretch it & have the slats on the front & also the supports on the rear array @ different intervals. The slats on the front would array every 6-1/2" (The slats are 5-1/2" wide with a 1" gap). The supports array every 4'-0". I have tried to do this multiple ways with mixed results. How to get my desired outcome. I am enclosing my block.

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Jul 4, 2013

How do I stretch a hatch in dynamic block? It does not seem to work if I select the hatch along with other lines of a counter block.

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Dec 17, 2011

I would like to find a way to give a maximum and minimum length to a stretch (or move) but without absolute values.

simplified example of my block:

I have 2 squares, of which one big on, and a smaller one within the bigger one. I want to be able to stretch both squared indefinatly (no problem there), but the big square may never become smaller than the small one, and the small one may never become bigger than the big one...

In other words: the inside square should always stay inside the bigger one, no matter the size of the squares.

The problem with this block is that I have a hatch pattern between the squares, and as soon as i stretch the small square outside (or equal) to the big square... the hatch pattern 'crashes'.

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Jul 31, 2012

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The attached detail achieves the same functionality but is a little clunky. 

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Jan 28, 2011

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Feb 28, 2012

I'm attempting to use Excel to take data from a drawing and give me purchase and cut lists. 

I have successfully pulled the overall measurement from my dwg, and inserted it into a workbook. What I'd like to do now is to have a count of how many times the array function went into effect. For example, attached is a file containing a block called platform. When stretched, it inserts toggles every 2'. When I export the information from my dwg, I'd like for the program to not only extract the length, but how many toggles were inserted for each platform.

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Dec 12, 2013

I have drawn a simple block that I want to stretch in two directions manually or from the properties palatte.

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Nov 27, 2013

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Dec 19, 2013

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Jun 18, 2012

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See attached image.

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Feb 6, 2013

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Apr 4, 2012

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Nov 24, 2013

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Apr 3, 2012

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