AutoCad :: Separate Same Type Of Blocks In Dynamic Blocks?

Dec 12, 2013

how can i separate same type of blocks in dynamic blocks? all layers are same..

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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 :: Annotative Parameters Inside Dynamic Blocks

May 5, 2010

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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Adding One Action To Dynamic Blocks

Mar 15, 2012

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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Insertion Point On Dynamic Blocks

Apr 23, 2013

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.

My question is, is it possible to add multiple insertion points to a dynamic block so depending on the visibility state it defaults to the correct insertion point?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Contents Of Attachment Doesn't Match Its File Type

Sep 4, 2013

Trying to create a dynamic block that will multiply the number of neutral and ground blocks as it's stretched.

My power terminal strips can contain 1 to unknown number of circuit breakers, and each circuit breaker requires a neutral and a ground block.

All the similar items in a stip are grouped together, all the circuit breakers, then the neutrals than the grounds.

So depending on how many circuit breakers I have I'll  need the same number of neutrals and grounds, but grouped together.

In the attached block I added the stretch action to move the end cover and end stop of the strip down, but don't know how array/space/stretch the neutrals and grounds so they're grouped together.

The ciruict breakers aren't shown as they can be from different manufacturers and therefore different widths.

Tried attaching my block file but get this error message:

"The contents of the attachment doesn't match its file type."

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Zoom All & Extents With Blocks Containing Fields On Layout Tabs

Aug 22, 2013

We have a new title block which now contains various fields to automatically populate the drawing number, number of sheets, issue etc.  The problem we have is when we go to zoom all or extents on a layout tab it moves the layout to the right each time.  If we only have one layout or we use a plain title block i.e. with no fields, the zoom works fine (layout stays put in the center).  This is also true if we directly insert a field onto the layout - again no problems. 

The cause of the problem only happens when a block containing a field is inserted onto the paper space of a layout and,there are multiple layouts containing blocks with fields.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Finding Number Of Times Specific Blocks Used In A Drawing?

Aug 8, 2013

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

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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 2D :: Replace Dynamic Blocks With Normal Blocks Based On Parameters

Aug 2, 2012

We used a bespoke program to convert our drawings to Java applets for web usage. This does not cope with dynamic blocks at present and we have started to receive drawings from our clients using them.

I need to replace this with standard static blocks based on one of two criteria. Either:

1) Replace based on visibility state (have generic chair block with multiple different chair types set by visibility type, need to replace depending on which type it is set as)

2) Replace based on parameter (have table with size set by dimensions, need to replace with static block for each dimension)

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Add Exact Same Objects And Visibility State To Blocks

Jan 7, 2014

I have over 100 blocks that I need to add the exact same objects and visibility state to.  Is there a way to globally make this change, or even to copy the visibility states from one block to the next without having to recreate the states in each block?  I thought I had previously run across a routine on here that would make changes to multiple blocks at once, but I can't seem to find it now.  

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: AttSync Of Blocks - Takes A Long Time With Numerous Objects

May 18, 2012

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:

1)Flag each block insertion as having been sync'ed, reducing the number of objects requiring synchronization when AttSync is called again.  Provide a way to force all to be sync'ed.

2)Allow a selection set in the AttSync command after selecting the block to sync.

Either or both of these would a great time-saver for those of us with large numbers of blocks with attributes.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Exploding Blocks With Negative Values?

Apr 24, 2013

I built a building foundation for a grading plan and I have another building that is the exact mirror of it. I have tried to mirror it. Didn't work. I created a block of the feature lines and inserted it with a -1 x value but I can't explode it. I tried the regular explode and xplode. Neither worked. I can use the the block to draw feature lines over but it just seems so much easier if I could figure out how to explode the block.

C3D 2013

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Delete Last Attribute In All Of Specific Blocks

Jan 24, 2012

I have the same block repeated multiple times in a drawing, and I want to delete the last attribute in all of the specific blocks.  When I edit the block in block editor, the attributes do not show up.  After I explode the block, there is no text.  The attached image shows the properties of the block.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: How To Get Blocks To Have Images Associated With Actual Block Name

Apr 29, 2013

I am using AutoCAD 2013 on Windows 7 platform

95% of the blocks on the palettes have the images associated, and named, per the block name.

I have 48 blocks that the images are named like this "Block tool_F2149212-4649-41F5-95E6-4A978EC376F5_2".

I have tried resaving the blocks and recreating the blocks to no avail.

How to get these few blocks to have images that are associated with the actual block name and not the generic "block_too" name?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Sharing Parameters Between Blocks

Nov 20, 2013

I wish to have a single dimension alter the dimensions in a set of nested blocks, similar to shared parameters in Revit. For example, I have a circle that has a fixed diameter that I wish to control in all blocks.  I have set the diameter to barDia so now I wish to manipulate the dimension from outside the block.

Am I able to share the parameter across all the blocks?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Replace Standard Blocks

Jun 20, 2012

I was trying to alter the standard blocks on the tool palette. How I messed everything up but I basically have two huge problems now.

1. I am missing the necessary default blocks that should be under my edit block directory.....all the Aecb files.
2. Now when I try and put in a receptacle or any other standard block a triangle with an exclamation point shows up upon insertion.

I attached a picture of the "edit block definition" and the troubled symbols.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Text Disappeared From Blocks

Oct 1, 2011

I have been working on a drawing with 3 different dynamic blocks for several weeks and everything has been working perfectly.  However, all of a sudden this afternoon, the text in all 3 dynamic blocks disappeared and will not display on the screen in paper or model space, and does not print.

As best I recall, I was creating a polyline viewport when this text disappeared.

I cannot turn the text on in these dynamic blocks.  The text in on layer 0 which is on, and is unlocked and unfrozen.  Additionally I have turned on, unlocked and unfroze all layers in the dwg and this does not work.  I have also checked the text layer in the block editor and it is on layer 0.  

When I click on any of the blocks, all the information appears to be correct, ie: door numbers, text style, etc.  The text, however, just does not appear.  Also I have never set any invisible text parameters and when I open the block editor, nothing in the invisible text area is selected or select-able.  

Previous versions of this drawing, which I saved yesterday, display all block text perfectly. Perhaps there is a setting I accidentally hit which caused this problem?  

I have tried repeatedly turning on all the layers, unfreezing, unlocking, changing parameters in the Style menu.  I closed Autocad and turned the computer completely off and back on again.

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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 :: 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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Text In Blocks

Oct 4, 2012

I want to create some symbols which includes text.  For example, I have a square with an "F" centered within the square.  The problem I am having is when I insert the block into a drawing and rotate it, the "F" also rotates.  Is there any way to make it so the "F" is always horizontal no matter how I rotate the block?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Annotative Blocks

Aug 17, 2012

I've just started to learn how to use Annotative Blocks and i'm running into what is probably a very simple problem.  I'm creating a block and want to assign annotative scales to it.  Once created, I insert the block into the drawing I need to use it in, and the only scale that shows up is the scale that is active when inserted.  

All the other scales I added when creating the block are gone and I then have to assign the scales to the block again.   I would prefer not to have to manually assign the scales every time the block in inserted into a drawing.  

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Changes Persist To All Blocks

Aug 8, 2012

when I modify a dynamic block, that change persists to all other dynamic block that I have in the drawing. For instance, when I stretch the tail of a section callout, every other section callout stretches as well, which is quite inconvenient as you can imagine. I need each individual blocks changes to be independent of the others.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Link Dynamic Block Custom Rotation Action

Mar 22, 2013

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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Moving Properties Table Grip In Dynamic Block

Jun 13, 2013

I have a dynamic block, that represents a stirrup.

I inserted in the block a Block Propreties Table, that have some preset dimensions for the stirrups. The grip of this table I decided to put in the top right corner.

The problem is that I can't make this grip moveable )

See the attachement with the block

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Flipping Dynamic Block With Multiple Items Not Visible

Jul 25, 2012

new to dynamic blocks but looking to streamline my wiring diagrams here and have created a block that shows the typical wire styles we use in a simple easy way.  I now want to add an overall flip to the entire block and have not been able to find set this.  I would prefer to use the same label and go from there.  I have included the block to show what I mean.  It is only working on the single visible item at the one time.  I know this has to be possible just let me know what I am doing wrong.  I am running AutoCad LT 2013 

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Create A Dynamic Block For Glass Panel In Balustrade

Feb 28, 2012

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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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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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 Dynamic Blocks :: How To Disable The Dialog Box Shown When Open A Dynamic Block

Nov 7, 2011

I need to do some repetitive task on a lot of dynamic blocks, unfortunately, when I open each file, AutoCAD keeps asking if I want to open it with the block editor.

Is there a way to disable that dialog and open the files as normal dwgs?

A hint: BLOCKEDITLOCK doesn't make it, it shows another dialog...

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Printing Dynamic Titleblocks With Visibility States

Feb 15, 2012

usage of dynamic title blocks with visiblity states and defining page setup override templates which use same for quick plotting using sheet sets.

I have attached a simple dynamic block that I built which is the outter frame of our company title block, it is designed to allow users to quickly switch between Landscape and Portrait orientations. 

The problem I am having is when I go to define page setups for my Sheet Set Page Setup Override Template I am unable to use the "Extents" option with auto-center because the "Extents", as defined by the page setup, includes ALL objects in the paper space regardless of visibility, so my title block ends up being centered in a stupid way if that printing configuration is used. 

The only solution I have found is to use the "Layout" option when defining page setups, but this option produces other issues in other ways when printing.  I don't want to use the "Window" option either for the potential for users to be using the page setup overrides to print drawings using different paper sizes or drawings that were not originally created using the current template the override is designed to accomodate.

Is there perhaps a system variable that defines whether invisible objects are included in the "Extents" setting in the page setup?  I'm sure you'll all agree that Extents is the way to go in this situation, but it is not performing exactly as required.

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