AutoCAD LT :: Changing Attribute And Lost Imperial Door Dynamic Block?

Jul 30, 2013

I was trying to change an attribute and lost the "imperial door" dynamic block.  I do not know where to find the original and replace it in the tool palette.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Insertion Point Of Attribute Changing Within Dynamic Block

Nov 21, 2011

I wish to create a dynamic block containing some attributes. These attributes are inside rectangles that can't be modified in length using linear parameters ; but the attribute has to be always in the middle of the rectangle. So, I draw a line inside the rectangle (in a hidden layer) and insert the attribute with center justification (not sure for the translation) that I place in the middle of this line ; then I put a coincidence constraint (not sure for the translation, but it's the first one) linking the middle of the line with the middle of the attribute.

But here's the problem : when stretching my rectangle, the insertion point of the attribute suddenly changes from "center" to "bottom left".

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May 30, 2012

I have this block with u-bolts , i don't use imperial and would like to change it to metric , how can this be done?

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AutoCad 2D :: Dynamic Door Block

Dec 7, 2012

I had created a dynamic door block (my first one). As the block has door frame section on both ends, i need to place the linear distance parameter near the door hinge (and not on the basepoint for block insertion). This extends the door by 4" from the value of door opening i manually enter. Suppose i enter 42", the resultant opening will be 46". how can i make the block to accept only predefined sizes like 2'9", 3'0" etc

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AutoCAD LT :: Dynamic Door Block Out Of The Box

Feb 28, 2012

what is the secret for inserting the dynamic door block. It seems to want to rotate and flip around but I cant seem to find a way to control that when placing the door. Once it is placed I understand the swittches which adjust swint, door width and jamb thickness, but I usually have to use rotate and move command to get the door where I want it.

I am using AutoCAD LT 2011

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Pass Attribute Values To Dynamic Block Parameters?

Dec 4, 2013

I am looking for a way to use the ATTIN/ATTOUT workflow to bring in data from an excel spreadsheet to drive the size of each of my block's instances. The block will be simple, a rectangle, with width and length parameters. For each entity in my excel/csv file these parameter values are spelled out. I know how to display these parameters in my attributes, but I don't know how, if I were to feed in these values, to drive the geometry. If there's a better way to take a list of width and length values to generate a series of blocks each with a rectangle containing its respective size.

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AutoCad :: Created Dynamic Door Block With Flip Parameters

Jun 21, 2013

I have created a pretty nice dynamic door block with flip parameters - size changes - and visibility parameters for jamb/no jamb. However I would like to add an option for changing the door from 90 degrees, 45 degrees and closed. I can't use the visibility parameter since I am using that for jamb/no jamb option. I was hoping to add a rotate parameter, but am having issue with the arc line. Is there a way to have the arc move with the swing in the door? If so, I can add that to the more refined door block. I have attached Drawing 2 (Door with just the rotate parameter) and Drawing3 (More refined door dynamic block without the swing option).

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AutoCAD .NET :: Dynamic Block Attribute Move

Nov 16, 2008

I have a problem with using .Net to insert a dynamic block and set the size property. The attribute text does not move correctly on insert, but will if manually stretched after the fact. From my research the recommendation is to make sure the attribute definition is marked as "Locked".

I have an attribute definition inside a circle (classic door/window number), both the circle and attribute are included in the Action Selection Set, however only the circle moves correctly. It all works correctly if manually inserted/stretched.

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AutoCad :: Dynamic Block With Attribute Rotation

Nov 21, 2013

I can not for the life of me get my attributes to rotate with my block. I've attached the block to better understand what I'm talking about. I'd like the attributed text to rotate with the brown line. I don't care if the text ends up upside-down, I just want it to rotate with the block.

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AutoCad :: Dynamic Rotation Of Block With Attribute

Aug 29, 2011

when trying to create dynamic rotation for a block with attributes. If I constrain the attribute to a line in the block it damaged the behavior of the block when using the dynamic rotation.

I tried both multiline and non- multiline attributes. I tried to fiddle with the "constraint settings" and leave only the Parallel constraint running with no effect.

When I open a new clean acad drawing and paste the block there, no problem.

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AutoCad :: Attribute Rotation In Dynamic Block?

Jan 11, 2008

We use this light switch block for work. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to make the attribute to stay (LOCKED) at rotation 0 when inserting no matter which angle the swtich is inserted. The only way the text stays at rotation 0 is if I insert the block as is (pointing right), then align the switch to a wall. The block is created with alignment grip. So if I add the switch to a wall at an angle (eg:45 degrees), the text will be rotated and stay rotated. If I insert the switch on the left side of the wall, the attributes will be upside down. I can manually rotate the attributes back to 0 degrees and it will stay locked to 0 degrees. But what I want it to do is to be inserted at 0 degrees to begin with.

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AutoCad 2D :: Attribute Changes Length Of Dynamic Block

Sep 18, 2011

I have a rectangle, it has an attribute called "WIDTH". Also it has a parameter for width of the rectangle. When I change the attribute (insert a block and define it) the width of the rectangle changes.

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AutoCAD VB :: Detecting Dynamic Block Attribute Visibility With VBA?

Dec 8, 2011

I have created a Dynamic Block with various visibility states.The block has attributes in that are not displayed depending on which visibility state that is selected.

Is there a way for VBA to look at attributes in my dynamic block and tell which attributes are visible?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Not Updating With Value Of Attribute Within Same Block

Jul 2, 2013

Fairly versed with Dynamic blocks here, so the first thing I checked was to make sure that my FIELDEVAL was set to 31 to ensure updates but this one isn't working for me and may be a limitation of the software?

I'm making a dynamic block for my users who aren't familiar with electrical wiring so I am developing a series of blocks for our typical wiring configurations.  In this instance, I've setup a pair of attributes to allow the changing of wire color codes and I want to use that single attribute entry to used in multiple other locations that are also connected to that conductor in certain situations.  I have setup a field within this block to be the "VALUE" of the object (the attribute) in order to accomplish this.  Unfortunately it is only displaying the default value I have for the attribute and will not update either upon insertion of the block or after an edit.   Is this beyond the capabilities of Dynamic blocks or do I need to take a different approach?

Find file attached.

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AutoCAD .NET :: Adding Xdata To Dynamic Block With Attribute

Aug 31, 2011

My code add xdata to any object properly except for a dynamic block with attribute. After code excutes it disappears from screen . Even undo make strange thing. I guess I screw the database somehow. But even audit doesn't show any fix applied.

Attach is a sample drawing. And below is my code.

<CommandMethod("pppp")> _ Shared Sub test1()
Dim Mydwg As Document = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument
Dim Mydb As Database = Mydwg.Database Dim Myed As Editor = Mydwg.Editor
Dim MyRegisterApplication As String = "My_R_Cad"

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AutoCad :: Creating Dynamic Block With Attribute Definition

Jun 10, 2013

I'm having trouble getting my attribute definitions to work with my blocks.

I'm trying to create a tag that can flip around (dynamic) and have a tag number easily entered (attribute).

I notice that I could only get the attribute definition to work during a drawing insertion is when I wblocked out my block and inserted that drawing file. I was not able to insert the drawing file that had the block in it.

I can't seem to make a dynamic block drawing file, and then insert that dynamic block drawing file if I want the attribute to work..

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Automatic Stretch In Dynamic Block For Attribute Value?

Jun 7, 2012

We have specialized electrical schematic drawings on what is termed roll-drawings.  These roll-drawings are simply 12" tall and variable width type drawings.  We've had some as short as 24 inches and as long as 900 inches.  As a result we use these section dimensions to distinguish circuit boundaries.  It's not a real dimension, just a way to distinguish what circuit is located where.  I've tried to recreate it using a block for improved automation as currently we just use a lisp routine that draws an arrow and lines.  It looks like the screen capture of my block below.   Is it possible to have the inside endpoints of the lines automatically stretch outwardly toward the arrows as the attribute Value changs?

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AutoCad :: Mtext Field Within Dynamic Block Won't Show Attribute Value?

Jul 16, 2013

I have a dynamic block.

It has length and width stretch actions activated by grips. (Works fine).

It has an attribute for the user to type in a height value. (attribute insert box appears on block insert and when double clicking block).

It has Mtext "worktop [field] High" the [field] is looking at the attribute value so in theory should return the value the user types. But no only ---- shows. regen/regenall/battman fieldeval 31

Am I missing something i have pointed the field to tag/prompt as test and they show up in the mtext.

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AutoCad :: Rotate Attribute In Dynamic Block With Alignment Parameter?

Jan 23, 2014

Is it possible to make a dynamical block where the attribute is horizontal in combination of the alignment parameter (not rotate)? If I align to an arc the attribute need to stay at an horizontal position.

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AutoCad :: Dynamic Block With Attribute And Annotation Text Style

Apr 8, 2013

Got a problem with the attached drawing. (The drawing will eventually be used as an xref).

I have created a dynamic block that has a (multi-line) attribute applied. This attribute is linked to an annotative text style. The drawing contains annotation scales. I have applied some of these annotation scales to the attribute so that it shows at 4.5 in paper space.

The annotation scales (metric) contained in the drawing are "1:500, 1:1000, 1:1250, 1:2000, 1:2500, 1:5000, 1:10000, 1:20000 and 1:25000". All these annotation scales are applied to the attribute.

The block contains a look-up table of properties that when applied, size the block to be used as a boundary to the following scales "1:500, 1:1000, 1:1250, 1:2000 and 1:2500".

Now, for example, i wish to set the blocks to be shown at 1:2500 in the drawing. I select the blocks and make them 1:2500 in the 'look-up' table. However, if i wish to set the annotation scale to 1:20000 (because this will xrefed into a drawing plan of a scale of 1:20000) it incorrectly shows the size of the attribute. The attribute has a 1:20000 annotation scale set to it but its size is not correct. This happens for other scales but for other scales (1:25000 for example) its fine. Also, the attribute could move when switching annotation scales and appear near the 0,0 WCS.

The layout tab shows the annotation scale and viewport scale set to 1:20000 but as you can see, the text is not set to 4.5.

I would prefer to have the attribute linked to the block though. I have tried ATTSYNC and RESETBLOCK but the bug keeps coming back.

Using AutoCAD 2011.

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AutoCad 2D :: Dynamic Block Field In Attribute To Return Look Up Description

Oct 3, 2013

I have a dynamic flat screen tv block. Its length flexes to match the lookup table chosen size...32" 42" (the length parameter being a defined mm length) etc i want to display the 32" 42" etc items from the lookup properties table, but i'm at a loss as to how to go about it.
currently i am using an attribute with a field pointing to lookup parameter/object/lookup description string but it's returning hashes.


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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Lost Block Property Table Window

Apr 26, 2012

I am having some troubles whit my dynamic blocks.

Whenever I add a block property table the window that should be opent doesn't open. The strange thing is that I think it actualy is open but i just don't see it on my screen. The same thing gous for the screen that allows you to ad a parameter to a lookup set. by folowing this link you can see what i mean, it gets interesting after 30 seconds.


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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Scale A Block Vertically But Not Attribute Text?

Jun 3, 2013

I have a block that I want to show on a vertical exaggeration of 10x. How do I make it so that a block has a Y scale of 10 without the attribute text inside the block being stretched in the Y direction 10x? 

I would like to use a Y scale of 10 rather than a block with 10x the length because I have a field that returns a length parameter and I don't want that value to be 10x what it's supposed to be, and it would make things much easier to not have to multiply my values by 10x each time I use the block. 

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Attribute Automatically Prompt For Entering Info Upon Changing Visibility State?

Jan 30, 2013

I want to create a dynamic block with multiple visibility states.  Each of these states will have it's own attribute for users to enter in information.  Is there a way to have the attribute automatically prompt for entering information upon changing the visibility state?  That is without hashing too much into the API and code?

Then maybe even go a step further and clear out existing attribute information if the visibility is changed?

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Adjust Circle Diameter From Attribute And Parameter In Dynamic Block?

Oct 17, 2013

I'm trying to create a dynamic block that uses a parameter and an attribute definition to determine the diameter of a circle in that block. I plan to export GIS points with diameter in the attribute table into a CAD file with the block definition. I'm having trouble figuring out how to set up the parameters to read to attribute definition and adjust the circle diameter. Using AutoCAD 2013

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Diesel Expression For Attribute And Dynamic Block

Mar 15, 2013

I have a task where I need to automatically insert the drawing number (no path), plus two additional items, one an attribute, the other is within a dynamic block. I can achieve this using fields but now I havce to truncate some of the text.

It seems like I can't edit if I am using fields and attributes/blocks can't be used in Diesel (correct me if I'm wrong)

This is the information I have:

Filename: 123456-AS-WE.dwg
Attribute: Q2
Dynamic Block: X1 - Additional Information

This is what I require: 123456-AS-WE [Q2] [X1]

This is what I have so far: 123456-AS-WE [Q2] [X1 - Additional Information]

In other words, I need to restrict the dynamic block field to the first two characters.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Invisible Attribute Constant Dynamic Block Visibility State?

Jan 24, 2013

I have a dynamic block with several visibility states, and each visibility state has one invisible-constant attribute. I can't seem to wrap my head around dynamic blocks well enough to get the value from the active visibility state invisible constant attribute. I know how to get the visibility state like this:

(setq ss (ssget "_x" (list '(0 . "INSERT") '(2 . "`*U*,<DynBlockName>") (cons 410 (getvar 'ctab)))))

 but what next?

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AutoCAD .NET :: Dynamic Block Manipulation After Changing UCS

May 28, 2013

The dynamic position and angle parameters within the inserted blocks appear to be based on the UCS at the time of insertion and relative to the basepoint of the block. These positions don’t change if the UCS is changed or block is rotated.

I can’t work out how to modify the position parameters if the UCS is not the same as that used when the block was inserted. How I access these positions after changing the UCS?

I’ve tried looking at the ECS of the block reference but I’m not sure if that’s what I need to be using.

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AutoCAD .NET :: Dynamic Block Not Changing State

Sep 6, 2011

I have created a bunch of templates (title block type drawings) for my company.  In these templates there is a dynamic block used for a particular note.  Based on customer number, this note will be changed.

We have a program that will insert the correct template based on the drawing type.  It will know the customer number and change the dynamic block visibility state to reflect the correct text in the note.

I don't know why, but sometimes the visibility state does not change.  It's not the code as in some drawings it works just fine.  I've gone in and just changed the visibility state name, then changed it back, then saved the drawing and it worked.

Has trouble with dynamic block visibility states not working when using an automated process?

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AutoCad 2D :: Changing Dynamic Block Colours?

Sep 4, 2013

I have a dynamic block and want to change its colour. I've gone into blockedit and made the change there however when I return to the drawing the colours haven't altered.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Check Block Attribute Then Change Different Attribute In Block

Aug 31, 2012

select all blocks on certain layers in a drawing, check attribute CIRCUIT in each block if it starts with MS then attribute CONTROL = switched. I hope thats clear enough the way

(defun c:control()
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