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9th Feb 2011, 02:59 am
I have created a dynamic block of a wall panel, of which i use multiple copies of (stretching sizes, and naming individually etc) to form building elevations.
IS there any way in which i can automatically create an A4 drawing sheet, with a view of each individual wall panel (like a fabrication drawing for each individal panel)??
I understand dynamic blocks, and have considered using a visibility state to change between the panel elevation display requirements, to the shop fabrication display requirements (dimensions etc), but have no lue as to present them individually on sheets.
There can be potentially upwards of 100 panels per dwg.
Any help, or a push in the right direction would be of great help.
9th Feb 2011, 05:27 pm
I don't think it will be done automatically but doing this in a layout will move things along pretty well. I do something similar and place the objects in an array pattern in model space, the pattern will be what you decided makes sense. So if you have 100 then maybe go 20 across and 5 high. I do this just to keep them closer together for editing, etc. so your personal preference may mean you want to do them all in one row. Also it may depend on how many can show in paper space side by side.
So in a layout create a viewport, set the scale and pan to show as many panels as you can. Now adjust the size of the viewport to just show as many panels as you want. Copy that viewport up and then go into it and pan to show the next set.
You could also have a viewport per panel but that will obviously take longer to arrange. My strategy when doing this is to get the first viewport set the way I want, copy the viewport on top of itself. Then grip edit the one viewport by selecting the left grip and stretching right and over far enough to show the next panel. Copy and repeat.
From there you add dims and notes in the layout (or in model space if your company requires that) and then if need be copy the layout and pan in the viewports to show the remaining panels.
Hope that is of some help.
10th Feb 2011, 03:44 am
Theres another post recently about plotting "views" automatically, I prefer the layout way and again posted a couple days ago a auto routine for printing it finds all the layout tabs and prints them. Publish does the same the lisp just sends to a known printer.
Like rkent we just copy the last layout and keep adjusting to see next. If you do it all the time make maybe 10 layouts save DWT its easy to delete them.
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