View Full Version : Dynamic Block Stretch Opposite Directions

27th May 2011, 09:34 pm
I have a dynamic block for HSS column. Previously it was always 1"x1" and I would just scale it to the proper column size I needed. Ignoring the wall thickness.
But if there was an asymmetrical HSS (ie 4x6) the wall thicknesses and radii of corners would look funny.
So now I want one that has Stretch Actions to change the size of the column. I added a Stretch to one side, then the other with distance multiplier of -1. But as you can see on the attached, the Linear Parameter baseline doesn't stretch. I want to have the Parameter Distance the actual full width of the column so I can change the columns with the Properties Palette. Otherwise, I would just start the Parameter from the centre of the column.

27th May 2011, 10:50 pm
I think all you have to do is change the Base location for the Stretch Parameter from "Startpoint" to "Midpoint"

27th May 2011, 10:53 pm
Great! Thanks. I never looked at that property before.