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  1. Hello, Could you help me with the following question? I would like to filter all the texts and multileaders at Z=0. I could solve it for texts by using the following code, but it does not work for multileaders when I simply change TEXT to MULTILEADER. How could I do it? (sslength (ssget "X" '((0 . "*TEXT") (-4 . "*,*,=") (10 0.0 0.0 0.0)))) Thanks a lot, Cs.
  2. Hopefully I am just unaware of a setting or method for doing this but so far the field command is handy but missing something. Associative updates. When a polyline is drawn and used for calculating the area the field command does a quick job of extracting that info into a field text element. Problem is when that polyline boundary is changed the "field text" that was established previously does not update. Is this even possible or am I S.O.L.?
  3. BrianTFC

    Text fit lisp

    Hi All, I was wondering if there was a lisp routine out there that when you drop a dtext string into a rectanlge that it would shrink down to fit inside? I looked at the text fit command in the express tools but it only shrinks or stretches the length. Thanks, Brian
  4. Anyone know of a .lsp that can rename some text in a dynamic block similar to tcount? I have data racks in a line and they're all dynamic blocks with the default "XX" in the middle. I was wondering if there is a lsp to automate this similar to tcount? example (all dynamic blocks with text in the center - as part of the block itself):
  5. Hello, I am looking for a .lsp that will allow me to insert a titleblock of a different size and run a command on the existing titleblock and click on the new titleblock and it will retain all the same information (even with text fields) and copy over the information into the new titleblock without having to fill out the new titleblock. Our titleblocks use mostly fields but the project name, address, drawing number and drawing name have just regular attribute text objects. This would be a huge time saver if I have to take something that was originally on a 22x34 titleblock and resize the viewport and insert a new 8-1/2x11 titleblock quickly without having to re-enter all of the information. This would be a tremendous time saver! Thank you in advance
  6. Hello all, I would like to know if anybody has any bright ideas about a problem I face when drawing building elevations in 3D. I use 3D polylines to survey a facade on site. When back in the office I get an output of a 3D polyline with a point and node at each surveyed point. The point is aligned to 3d *top* view. I then rotate the current view aligned to the required building facade. My question is twofold: 1) Is there a way of rotating the point to see the point style in the current view? 2) As my point information plots in 3D as point, point number, and elevation is there a lisp routine to rotate the point number text and level text about the centre of the point to present as 'correct' in the current view? I don't expect miracles or written LISP routines but a couple of pointers would be really appreciated. Lownote
  7. I'm looking for a lisp command that can quick swap text between two objects, be they text, mtext, or multi-leader text. So upon running, you click on the two objects, and the text from object A moves to object B, and the text from object B moves to object A, where object A and object B can be different object types.
  8. Hello, I try to find a lisp that will search and replace text within a user selection. This piece of code that I found on a very old forums on the net do almost exactly what I need. The only issue is I want to replace single word inside sentence and this code replace the word only if it's alone. (defun c:TRANSLATE() (command "cmdecho" "0") (command "_.undo" "begin") (setq mylist (list (list "APPLE" "PEAR") (list "BANANA" "STRAWBERRY") ) ) (setq sset (ssget '((0 . "TEXT")))) (setq i 0) (while (< i (sslength sset)) (setq obj (ssname sset i)) (setq str (cdr (assoc 1 (setq lst (entget obj))))) (princ str) (princ "\n") (foreach item mylist (if (eq str (nth 0 item)) (progn (setq newstr (nth 1 item)) (if newstr (entmod (subst (cons 1 newstr)(assoc 1 lst) lst)) ) ) ) ) (setq i (1+ i)) ) (command "cmdecho" "1") (command "_.undo" "end") ) Can someone modify it to make it work for me? Thank you
  9. Hello, Is there a LISP to make text middle justified?
  10. Hello, Does anyone know of a LSP out there that will number the selection below properly without editing each piece of text?
  11. Hi all, I need some help with a lisp routine that I'm attempting to write. What I need to do is extract a panel label by selecting the text and then select the dimensions that I need extract, I've managed to extract the dimensions correctly but when the information is extracted I get is "nil" in the first cell where the panel label should be and the dimensions in the next to cells. I don't Have Excel on my workstation so I have to use CSV file, I've already wrote an extraction code to run in Excel to retrieve the information in the CVS file. Also is there a way to save the CVS file in the same location that I have the drawing open? If someone could help me I would appreciate it. (defun c:test( / s tx fn i d dl m file) (setq ss (ssget '((0 . "*text,*DIMENSION"))) fn "f:\\BrianD\\Dims.csv") (repeat (setq i (sslength ss)) (setq d (ssname ss (setq i (1- i))) dl (entget d) m (cdr (assoc 42 dl))) (setq tx (cons m tx))) (if tx (progn (setq file (open fn "a")) (write-line "" file) (foreach ss tx (princ ss file) (princ "," file) ) (if file (close file)) ) ) ) (princ) Thanks Brian
  12. As posted over at theSwamp, I thought I'd post it here for you guys also CopyText.lsp The program will allow a user to copy the text content from a source object to a selection of destination objects or swap the text content between two objects. The user may select from Text, MText, Attribute, or Multileader objects. Upon choosing 'Settings' the user can alter whether source object formatting should be retained upon copying/swapping to/with objects which permit the use of such formatting. Ideas/criticism/feedback are, as always, welcome Enjoy! Lee CopySwapTextV1-6.lsp
  13. Hello, Does anyone with LISP programming ability know of a LISP or could make one that when you: - Run the command - Select the keynotes - Hit space bar - Select the text - Space bar again and they will magically align? I have spent at least 30minutes per project when there are 40 keynotes.
  14. Hi, I am super stressed! I can´t figure out why nothing is happening when I am trying to connect borders with text while making a regulation plan for a land-use area! I Am a surveying student. I posted my question in another forum (autodesk) but the replys stopped comming in and there is no answer yet. In this forum I uploaded pictures and a attempt of better explaining my problem. Please look at the link and reply if you think you can help, I am desperate, I don´t know if I am doing something wrong or if its a software problem or what LINK: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-forum/autocad-problem-connecting-border-with-text/m-p/7076026/highlight/false#M878986
  15. Hello, Let's say we have a group of integers as text in dwg. How would we put them in in ascending order by one(+1) starting from a given integer? Let me give an example to make it clear. Let's say we have the texts 1 2 5 5 5 8 9 11 11 15 and the given start integer is 6. We select them all together and the range in selection set is random. Let's say 5 2 8 15 1 5 5 11 9 11. Now, we want to put them in ascending order by one starting from number 6 replacing the "old" range with the new. In the end we must have this: 6 7 8 8 8 9 10 11 11 12. That is 6(in place of 1), 7(in place of 2), 8(5), 8(5), 8(5), 9(, 10(9), 11(11), 11(11), 12(15). I hope it is clear. How would we do that in an efficient way? Thank you in advance, Kostas
  16. I am so close to getting this code to perform but need some final touches and manipulaton.. Currently it offsets all text on a specific layer and copy's and moves it up "0.15" which is what we already have doing with another layer we use in our drawings. (we use this to add specific descriptions above a labeled point.) What I am looking for now is to change the code so that instead of offseting/copying/moving every string of text on DEFICIENCY layer within the drawing, I would like for it to prompt me which individual string of text I would like to offset - i.e. ("\nSelect Text to Offset: "), THEN after I make that selection it offset/copy/move that string up "0.15" and be put on DEFICIENCY layer with its respective properties... Hoping someone can chime in soon and thank you all for the support!
  17. benhubel

    Reverse Numbers

    I regularly use text to number objects for designating cut order. In the past, I have cobbled together some code that can quickly increment or decrement all selected numerical text in case I make a mistake and/or have to change something. This works marvelously, but often, I find that I need to go beyond that and completely reverse the order. Using this code as a starting point, I thought this would be super simple but the fact that I'm trying to do list manipulation to text objects is completely throwing me off. I'm still a bit new to this sort of thing. I was thinking I'd get a list of all selected text, sort it, then reverse that list before applying changes to the text. Highest number gets swapped with the lowest, second highest with second lowest, etc. ("1" "2") would become ("2" "1") ("2" "1" "4" "5" "3") would become ("4" "5" "2" "1" "3") ("2" "8" "17" "4") would become ("17" "4" "2" "8") ("3" "5" "-4") would become ("3" "-4" "5") I'm not sure where to start, nor what process to use. My main problem is that I can't figure out how to sort and edit the data without losing links to the correct text objects. Any help would be awesome. Here is the my quick increment/decrement routine that I'm trying to start with. ;Quick Increment/decrement ;Increments/decrements all selected text integers by 1 ;I hacked this code together with help from an "increment in range" routine. ;Original code can be found here https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/visual-lisp-autolisp-and-general/incriment-numbered-text/td-p/3614646?nobounce ;Quick Increment (defun C:qi (/ textselection textobject old) (vl-load-com) (setq textselection (ssget '((0 . "TEXT")))) (repeat (sslength textselection) (setq textobject (vlax-ename->vla-object (ssname textselection 0)) old (vla-get-TextString textobject); initial text content ); setq (if (and (= (strlen old) (strlen (itoa (atoi old)))); text represents integer ; Blocks e.g. "12A", "4.5", "C37", and completely non-numerical ; text [except for next test], but allows negative integers. ; Also disallows e.g. "06", "008", so if those should be included... (if (= (strlen old) 1) (wcmatch old "#") T) ; blocks single non-numerical character e.g. "A" [passes prior test] ); and (vla-put-TextString textobject (itoa (+ (atoi old) 1))); replace ); if (ssdel (ssname textselection 0) textselection) ); repeat (princ) (setq sel1 (ssget "P")) (sssetfirst nil sel1) ); defun ;Quick decrement (defun C:qd (/ textselection textobject old) (vl-load-com) (setq textselection (ssget '((0 . "TEXT")))) (repeat (sslength textselection) (setq textobject (vlax-ename->vla-object (ssname textselection 0)) old (vla-get-TextString textobject); initial text content ); setq (if (and (= (strlen old) (strlen (itoa (atoi old)))); text represents integer ; Blocks e.g. "12A", "4.5", "C37", and completely non-numerical ; text [except for next test], but allows negative integers. ; Also disallows e.g. "06", "008", so if those should be included... (if (= (strlen old) 1) (wcmatch old "#") T) ; blocks single non-numerical character e.g. "A" [passes prior test] ); and (vla-put-TextString textobject (itoa (- (atoi old) 1))); replace ); if (ssdel (ssname textselection 0) textselection) ); repeat (princ) (setq sel1 (ssget "P")) (sssetfirst nil sel1) ); defun
  18. Hi, I have a 3D point (X,Y,Z) and label. This point and label have the same 2D base point (Xp,Yp = Xl, Yl). And there is not a block. Is it possible to export point number and coordinates to text file (with space as separator)? I attached image with an example. Thanks for any assistance.
  19. Hello, I have created a table within AutoCAD. I have written some words in cell "A1", I would like to display the same words in another cell using an equation "=A1". When I type the "=A1" equation the cell displays "####" Is there anyway to make this work? possibly using fields? Thanks
  20. Is there a command or a LISP (I have checked out LEE's but to no avail from what I found) that I can run say that will allow me to select text and then select a line and it be parallel with it? I know the command TEXT ALIGN but this doens't do what I am looking for, that, or I just don't know how to properly run the command? Any who, as always, thank you for any and all input. Miller
  21. Has anyone seen or head of this error before, and does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop it happening. It does seem to be a random occurrence. When I plot to PDF the letters are coming in rotated about 90 degrees. No Idea why.
  22. I'm about to receive a bunch of borehole data for a bigger project with x,y coordinates in state plane for each hole and I believe it will be sent as an Excel file. I'd like to add a center-justified text consisting of the borehole name at the x,y coordinate where it should go so I can quickly check out the location of a hole and then look up its other properties by name in the Excel sheet. So far, I'm thinking about concatenating the cells and adding spaces in a separate column in excel so that for each hole I have something like: text j mc 0 x-coordinate,y-coordinate BH120 in a single cell. That way I can copy and paste that line at the CAD command prompt and skip a ton of key strokes going through the text options. I've done a similar workaround, inspired by someone here on the forums, when working with line segments where clients have sent me endpoints in Excel format. It's been great because it's transparent enough that I can forward my spreadsheet on to any one of my coworkers and have them duplicate the process without having to worry about a couple of people in my work group who only have LT and can't use LISPs (I think?). The difference is that while you can exit a line command by putting a space after that entry above, I think the only way to end the text command might be by pressing enter twice and I don't know if there's a way to just concatenate a couple of enters at the end of a line like I can a couple of spaces. The question is, is there a quick cheat that would let me do everything by copying and pasting multiple lines formatted as above all at once from excel without having to press enter after each hole? Is there an arraypath type command that's more well-suited to this instead, since I do have x,y coordinates?
  23. I've been trying to find existing lisp routines to do the following for a while now (off and on). While I have found some that will change values of Attributes or the text width for every piece of text in a drawing, that is not what I need done. I need a lisp routine that will be manually modified with the current Attribute TAG and Block name based on client titleblock. It can't require manual selection (user input) as this will be used in a script to batch run the lisp routine. To kind of summarize, I would like the ability to specify a block name and attribute tag name (in the specified block) and be able to set the text width factor in the drawing to account for longer filenames per client requests. This is only for the 1 attribute in all drawings. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Here is an example: Titleblock has: Attribute: File name TAG: DRAWINGNO Value: Linked to actual filename with a field Current text width factor is .8 and it needs to be .7 to fit within the titleblock space.
  25. Hi guys, Attachment: Test Drawing.dwg I want to retrive the text's content, the text is placed at a certain XYZ co-ordinate in Autocad, (same coordinates, always for all the drawings). [Refering to the attachment]: The text below the "Surface Area" and the "Weight", are mostly the texts i'm trying to get. These texts sometimes come as a single line text or as a mtext or within blocks.. but always they appear at the same coodinates. Can somebody help me with this?