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  1. The MTEXT symbol option lists several unicode strings for special characters such as delta and omega, etc (see screenshot). I would like to edit the list to include \U+0081. This code specifically adds the diameter symbol for the archquik.shx font. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Excellent. Is there a way to include that specific code on the symbol list (third screenshot on my initial post)?
  3. Seems correct to me. In my online search an updated unicode version of archquik.shx was mentioned. It was called archqwiku.shx. However, the site referenced to download it from no longer exists. If anyone has a reliable source for Unicode fonts please let me know. In the meantime I will continue to search. Thanks!
  4. Our office has been using the archquik.shx font forever. One thing that always bothered me is that when using MTEXT I cannot get a diameter symbol. I can type the symbol by pressing (ALT+0216), but the diameter symbol changes to another font, Arial in this case. If I use the the symbol option while within the 'Text Formatting' window of MTEXT, I get the symbol, but again it changes font style to ISOCPEUR. In either of the above scenarios I cannot then change the symbol to the archquik font. See the screenshots as an example. However, if i use the single line text command, I can type %%129 and get the symbol in the archquik font. Therefore, it is supported within archquik, but not when using MTEXT. Is there anyway to get MTEXT to recognize the diameter symbol in archquik? And if so, is there a shortcut keystroke that can be incorporated similar to the ALT+0216 that I mentioned earlier?
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    Scaling Blocks

    I apologize for this, but I should have been clearer on my initial post. I used SCALETEXT as an example of what I wanted to do with blocks. I mentioned scaling by insertion point. What I really need is a way to scale the block from its center, regardless of its insertion point. As I sit here and type this and think more about it, I cannot see how that is possible because there really is no "center point" defined in a block. It's placement is solely defined by its insertion point. I would think that SCALETEXT works because the inner workings of ACAD already define all the various "justification points" of mtext. In other words, if you entered all your mtext as top left justified, you could scale that text from the bottom center point because ACAD internally defines all the possible justification points. However, when you create a block, the only reference point ACAD can identify is the insertion point you choose.
  6. My colleague at work has a problem. He was given a drawing to revise that was originally scaled at 1/8", but it needs to be 3/32". I know you can scale text so that it scales up by insertion point, but can the same be done with blocks. Of course, cleaning up is inevitable, but if such a thing was possible it certainly would make things easier. If there is no such feature, I suggested that he scale up each block in block editor. We are using ACAD 2014.
  7. I am able to create my own leader style, a loop, similar to the "dot blank" option that ACAD provides. However, as with any leader style, once you pick the starting point of your leader you must extend it a certain length in order for the arrow, dot, slash, etc. to appear. This is a draw back in tight spaces where you are trying to fit the leader and the subsequent text. Basically I would like to know if there is a setting that will allow me to pick the starting point of the leader and have the shortest length of leader line while still showing the "arrowhead". I realize I can scale down the arrowhead type to give me more space. I realize I can explode the leader and shorten the line portion of the leader. I realize I can create a block of a "leader" that will give the appearance that I am looking for. However, these are last ditch options if there is no solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Rob
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    Plotting only one layer in color

    Thanks for the suggestion! I will try it on Monday and let you know how it went. Thanks again!
  9. I would like to know if it is possible to plot one layer in color, while all the others plot in black. I know it is possible to plot a drawing in which all or most of the colors plot in black while plotting one particular color in its actual color. This is done by adjusting your pen settings in that they are all set to black except for a designated color to actually plot at that color. We have a client that would like a layer or two in color and everything else in black. If you could plot those particular colors in actual color my problem would be solved. However, the color of those layers in question are shared by other layers that need to be in black. I can change the color of those layers to a unique color and set the pen settings to print that color in color, but I wanted to know if you could simply plot a designated layer (or more) in color. Thanks!
  10. I have written the following script. Note that I have used a ";" to indicate "return". The actual script shows a blank. When I drag and drop this script into an open AutoCad file, it works perfectly. However, when I run it in ScriptPro 2.0, it stalls. I add multiple files using the "Add" icon, then I run the script by selecting the "Checked" icon. That's where it stalls. Any thoughts? FILEDIA 0 ZOOM E -PURGE A ; N S _CLOSEALL ;
  11. Thank you! I look forward to trying this tomorrow. One thing. What do you mean when you say "is a press ".
  12. I have no script experience at all. I recently was guided towards Lee Mac and have picked up on a few things. I run the script writer .add-on within AutoCAD. I would like to write a script that will purge some nasty line types that have infiltrated several of our drawings. However, simply purging will not do. These line types can only be purged when the .dwg in converted to a .dxf, the .dxf opened then purged and then saved back to .dwg. The script I have written below would open the file in a particular folder, convert the file to a .dxf. It then would open the .dxf via DXFIN, purge all then save the drawing as a .dwg. This procedure works great when you do it manually. However, when you try to run it as a script, it breaks down after the .dxf is opened. I am sure the problem is that the script is based in the .dwg and when the .dxf is opened, there is no script in that .dxf to continue the procedure. Can a script be written to accomplish this all in one fell swoop? Or do I just write two scripts, one that will multi-batch the .dwg's in to .dxf's, and another script to purge and re-save as .dwg? Two scripts is still a great time saver, but one would be awesome!!! Finally, with all due respect please refrain from suggesting other methods of cleaning these files. It as been discussed ad nauseum in another thread. I have situations in which I would have to clean 50+ files at a time, thus the reason for wanting a script that will batch this whole process. Here's the script I mentioned above... _.open *file* _.filedia 0 _.dxfout O ALL _.dxfin _.-purge A N _.saveas Y _.close Thanks do much for reading this short request, and as always, any help would be greatly appreciated!
  13. Well, I had to step away from this for a day to gather my senses. I revisited it today and made some progress in that I was able to use DXFOUT > DXFIN > PURGE. The whole purpose of this thread was to find out a way to write a script for this procedure. I almost got it to work, but it seems I you cannot script the entire process because DXFIN opens the newly created .dxf file thus "breaking" the script started in the .dwg. I will consider this script solved and start a new one more directly related to scripting. How do you mark a thread solved? Thanks for everyone's help!
  14. I will check it out... thanks.
  15. AutoCAD... not sure which year.