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 :: 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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Dec 6, 2012

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Dec 4, 2013

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Nov 7, 2011

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Mar 26, 2012

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Feb 4, 2011

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May 29, 2013

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Jan 4, 2014

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Mar 28, 2011

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Dec 19, 2011

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The attribute properties are:

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