AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Same Parameter In All Blocks In Drawing From One Field?

Jul 15, 2011

How do I manipulate a height parameter all of the dynamic blocks in the drawing from one single field? Say a field located in the drawing properties or on the drawing itself.

For example:  Multiple blocks of different walls of same height with other blocks of things on located on those walls, dependant on the wall height, all linked to and changed by a single field. Possibly a Wall Height field located in the custom tab of the drawing properties.

I can pickout each of the blocks and change them at the same time in properites menu because they all share the same parameter name.  I would just like to have that height parameter of every block in the drawing, that has that specific parameter controled by a single field.  Which I could enter a new height at anytime that would change every block in the drawing to that height.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Dynamic Blocks

Sep 7, 2012

is there a way to make dynamic blocks stretchable similar to a mleader,

the blocks i create are only stretchable by grips, and not by crossing

(i am using linear or point parameter stretches)

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Wipeouts - Not Stretching With Dynamic Actions

Jun 4, 2013

I have noticed in some dynamic blocks that have wipeouts in them, that they dor not stretch with dynamic actions.

In fact, they don't seem to be capable of stretching.

I have read some post about "Autodesk Sketchbook Designer for Autocad 2012" causing some conflicts.

Is there an advantage to having it installed?Do I need to uninstall it? or not?

Does it interfere with anything else in Dynamic Blocks or the drawing file?

AutoCAD 2012 / Inventor 2012

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Mar 13, 2013

I have a 4' light fixture that is a rectangle. Right now I have it set up to where I can stretch it and it copies it’s self whatever length that I stretch it in increments of 4'.

Is there a way for me to modify this so that when I stretch it along an arc, that it copies its self and rotates its self along the edge of the arc?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching And Dividing

Jul 26, 2013

Is there a way to make a dynamic block where I will insert the total length of this “ panel”. Say 3720mm, and that it will divide the “panel” into equal segments with a maximum segment width of 1240mm. ( so with 3720mm that would make 3x 1240mm segments)

Say it would be a “panel” of 5500mm it would be 5 segments of 1100mm, and a “panel” of lets say 3750mm would make 4 segments of 937,5mm.

I made a drawing to illustrate what I mean, A dynamic block for this will save a lot of time!

(here is the example)

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Aug 8, 2013

How to find no of times specific blocks used in a drawing?

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Jan 5, 2012

I can create a block where you stretch a line and the opposite side stretches equally in an opposite direction but I can't find anything with stretching equally in the same direction.

The block in questions is a door with windows to the side. The door size will remain fixed but as I stretch the window jamb I would like the two mullions to stretch to create an equal stretch.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Equally While Arraying

Jan 17, 2012

I have been trying (albeit unsuccessfully) to draw a DB that requires a hole spacing of 16" maximum. The problem with this is that a pair of holes will need to be added or subtracted based on the width while not exceeding this 16" maximum dimension, but maintaining even spacing. I.E., when this block is stretched down, a pair of holes needs to be subtracted and the remaining holes need to be spaced evenly. I have attached the block drawn at it's maximum width and most required holes at this width with stretch parameters for each hole set. The best idea I could think of would be visibility states for each series of holes that would be activated when the block is stretched accordingly but just can't seem to make it work.

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AutoCAD LT :: Stretching In Dynamic Blocks Moves Line

Nov 14, 2012

Please see the attached drawing. It's for a conveyor system, and the idea is that when you insert the block, you could then select the size of the conveyor and the angle of the turn (straight sections are another block).

What is suppose to happen is, when you insert the block, you stretch the conveyor to the size desired, and the rest of the block should scale to match. Then you select the angle of "turn", and you're good to go.

I got it all to work except... when you stretch the line out, everything scales, but the line doesn't stay in place and just stretch to the left, it moves, which leaves a gap where the conveyor should be.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Passing A Value From The Action Parameter To A User Parameter

Dec 1, 2013

I need to use the dimension created by an action-parameter as a variable in a user defined function but AutoCAD will not allow me (see attached).

How may I access the action-parameter's dimension ?

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Jul 26, 2011

Why I can't get the attribute to stretch with right hand arrow.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Combination Stretching And Visibility States?

Dec 9, 2011

I am working on a few dynamic blocks with ducts.The plan is when you stretch the duct to far it will automatically place a coupling and the next peace of duct.

This wasn’t the problem but if I connect more than 2 ducts it goes extremely slow. (see attached file)

I think that if I am using larger steps between stretching (still testing this theory) it will go faster but this goes against my nature of being possible to exactly decide the length on my one.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Multiline Attribute Text Box

Aug 24, 2011

Attached is a block that I use a lot. Originally I had two separate single line text attributes for the "title". I modified it to have a single multiline text attribute instead. I want this attributes text box width to stretch along with the line below it, so that long text strings will automatically adjust to single or multiple lines as necessary and not run off the end of the line. As it stands now I have to stretch the line and then adjust the width of the text box to match.

Also it would be nice if the bulk of the text would stay on the bottom line and only the "overflow" would move up to the next line.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Multiple Lines By A Different Amount

Oct 18, 2012

I'm looking at a block which has multiple visibility states, 2 of which show a beam as a side elevation, where the beam can be stretched to give a length. This works well.

But I'd like to be able to have the beam stretching so the bottom flange of the beam can stretch relative to the top to give an angle to the beam end, and also have the lines representing the flanges (whose position will vary depending on the steel size) can also be stretched to give a neat cutoff.

Stretching the bottom of the bottom flange is easy, but I can't figure out how to stretch the inner lines? They would have to be moved a proportion of the distance which will vary between beam sizes/flange thicknesses, so putting in a fixed multiplication factor won't work. The mathematics to set a multiplication factor based on other elements of the dynamic block is easy, but is it possible to have such implemented on a varying basis?

Elevation showing what I want to do, and the block itself attached.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Actions And Parameter Grips Obscure Drawing-block In Block Editor

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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Oct 11, 2012

What is the variable to change the dynamic grip parameter size and color.

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Aug 24, 2011

I've got a block that has a couple of rotation parameters. The main one works OK. But the secondary one that is incremental and only 180 doesn't. Everything looks OK but the objects don't rotate according to the parameter but 90 degrees from what I think it should.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Getting Parameter Value From Attribute

Nov 10, 2011

I need a rectangle block which on insertion prompts me for some data (name/tag/item number) and then displays it (this I can do). This is al pretty straightforward. But I also want to be able to fill in width and height and then have the block stretch to the correct size. So basically what I think I need is to have the value of a parameter refer to the value of an attribute. I've gotten it to work the other way around, where the attribute displays the size of one side of the rectangle (after stretching and regenerating), but I'd really like to have it working the other way.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Label Set To Parameter

Aug 11, 2011

is it possible to have a label set to a parmeter so that after inserting a block I can see what each parameter is.

the label could just be there or show when the cursor is over the parameter symbol?

autocad 2007
windows 7

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Oct 4, 2012

I'm following this tutorial, trying to create a field in a dynamic block to show the length of a line.  If I have the attribute's "constant" value checked, the field shows up in my drawing as "Length: ######."  However, when I uncheck the "constant" checkbox, the field doesn't show up at all, even after I run "UPDATEFIELD" and "REGEN."

I'm using AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, SP2.

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Jan 29, 2013

I have created a rectangle whose length changes.The value of the paameter "Dist1" is this length field that I associate to the attribute value. Basically, echo length from Dist1 into the attrib value.

The problem is when I insert the block into the drawing the value is shown as "DIST1", even after regen. 

Once I pull the grip point to a new length and regen it still shows "DIST1".

If I go into the ddedit and select the edit box (for multiline data field) the shown value will correct itself, but only one time.

If I change the length again, the dimension does not update. 

It worked fine when I tested the block but is having issues days later.

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Dec 17, 2012

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However, I want to add a "custom" vis state where, once they select this option, the attributed definition box will pop up and give them the option to input whatever scale they are using.Check out the attached .dwg to see what I've done so far (I just have the attributes on the "custom" vis state).

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Aug 14, 2011

Is it possible to link a parameter value  to a function? I want text or attributes to never be "upside down".

If it is rotated with a rotation parameter the text would need to be automatically flipped or rotated if the angle is less than say >3*PI / 4 and  < 7*PI/8.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Sheet Set Custom Property Field

Mar 1, 2012

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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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Jun 17, 2011

Any way to change the order that the parameter properties appear in the property manager. Currently I think they are appearing in the order in which I placed them, but I would likr to re-arrange them.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Constraint Stability - Rotation Parameter

Jan 22, 2012

I have been trying unsuccessfully for several days to achieve a stable setup for the attached. This is the closest I have been able to get so far but as you can see if you change the width then the rotation parameter, the stability of the block very quickly breaks down.

The problem seems to be associated with the move action which determines the center point of the angle parameter. It seems to only work properly when you change the width parameter and the rotate handle is in the 180deg. Any other position of the angle parameter results in incorrect alignment of the geometry.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Block Properties Table Not Corresponding With Parameter?

Nov 8, 2013

The "Main Stretch" parameter does not correspond with the Block Properties Table. What does this parameter need to be attached to?The paramter will adjust with the pull down options of the Block Properties Table. 

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Rotate Array Parameter Individually?

Aug 25, 2011

I am trying to create a block that has a stretch and array command, but I would also like to rotate each arrayed item indvidually. However I cannot select the rotate parameter as part of the array function, so the block end up only containing one rotate grip.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Scale 3 Circles With One Parameter / Action

Nov 14, 2011

I have 3 circles, randomly spaced. They will always be the same size. I want to resize them all about there centre points using just one parameter in the properties fly out. I've created individual linear/stretch for each circle, but I can't work out how to combine them.

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