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  1. I am having trouble trying to add text to a dynamic block that will stay locked and centered when I stretch it left/right and up/down. The default text I am looking to have should be 36x24 (36 is the lenght of the unit, 24 is the depth). Does anyone know if this is possible to do? I can also upload my block if it helps. Thanks, Art
  2. Hello everyone, this is my first post on here and am hoping that someone can help. I have been using Autocad 2012 for a while and last week it became intolerably slow resulting in me uninstalling it and reinstalling it again. This solved the problem and it returned to normal, however, now when i enter multiline text it is always slanted to the right as if it is written in italics. I cannot figure out how to solve this without setting the oblique angle to -11.6 to get it straight again. all other systems running cad 2012 are fine, and when i open an existing drawing with text in, it automatically displays it slanting but then appears normally again when it's opened on the other computers. If anyone could help i'd be really grateful. Thanks Jack
  3. Hi All, I'm looking for a routine that when i select the text it would create a layer with the text as it's name. i.e text (S7) = layer name is S7. thanks Brian
  4. Hi everybody, as most of you know, vla-get-TextGenerationFlag function returns a number showing the condition of Upside Down and Backwards toggles inside Effects region of STYLE command's dialog. How is it possible to find out whethere Vertical toggle is ON or OFF?
  5. I'm starting a new drawing in Civil 3D 2012 and when I go to draw a line I can't see the small text boxes that show up beside the cursor that allow you to input numbers. I like to type my lengths and angles into these boxes to draw my lines as it makes it 100% accurate however the aren't showing up. Drawing lines is essentially useless because I now have to eyeball it. Is there a keyboard shortcut to get these boxes to display again? Please help.
  6. I have made a program that will draw objects from user input. I offer a simple sample below that will place a dimension on an object. After the DIMLINEAR line I would like to be able to edit the text of the last dimension with the next (4) possibilities (that I will independently use as needed, no need for optional prompt for condition): 1. \XABC ~ for text under dimension 2. ABC ~ for text on same line after dimension 3. ABC ~ for text on same line before dimension 4. ABC 4'-0" ~ for adding text and HARD coded dimension (actual dim replaced) (defun c:bdt () (SETVAR "CMDECHO" 0) (SETQ STP (GETPoint "\nPick Starting Point: ")) (SETQ P2 (POLAR STP (* 2 PI) 5.0)) (SETQ P3 (POLAR P2 (* 3 (/ PI 2)) 5.0)) (SETQ P4 (POLAR P3 PI 5)) (COMMAND "LINE" STP P2 P3 P4 STP "") (COMMAND "DIMLINEAR" STP P4 "@36.0 ? (PRINC) ) I DO NOT know any VLisp and have been searching books and online content with only similar luck. I have found samples that prompt the user to pick a dimension, but, I have many dimensions I want the PROGRAM to create and EDIT each dim at run time. No user interaction. Please help me with the (4) different scenarios I have using the code I have provided. Please, no bells & whistles, will be above my level of experience at this moment. Thanks for any help.
  7. 1. How does the stretch command work? I'm trying to scale an object solely in the Y-direction. Is making a block out of all the objects I want to scale the only way to do this? 2. I have a few blocks that I want to make icons for so that I can just click them from the ribbon. Is this possible? 3. How can I set text defaults? i.e. I'm inserting a lot of multi-line text and I always want to justify it MC (middle center) but the default is TL I believe, is there anyway to change this? Thanks
  8. Hi all, I've copied and pasted sections from old drawings into new ones, and it seems to have completely messed up some fundamental aspects of my AutoCad. After I pasted I received some error message which I didn't understand. I think it said something about a "Language" problem, (Needless to say I clicked the nice big "OK" button without any thought). Now, every time I open CAD there are these square symbols where there should be text - and I haven't a clue what's going on. I am running CAD from my company computer, so can't use the add/remove programmes repair trick. Does anyone know how I can reset all/relevant settings within CAD to get things back to normal? I'm running the 2010 model. Many thanks James
  9. I have a lot of Text and MText in differences pattern and I'm looking for the command that can help me to work easier, Ex. XX01-000-XX000, XX00-000-XXX00 need to change to XX01_000-XX000, It's just "_" and "-" only but it's have too many for used "ED" and "shift + _". Please someone help me. Thank you so much.
  10. Gday All we have recently changed our standard text style from ISOCP to ARIAL NARROW. i have a drawing with text in the blocks that is still ISOCP, i would like to know how to change all the block attributes text style in one go. I used to know this, but have forgotten, i cant find it in help or in net searches. perhaps someone here knows..
  11. Okay, I'm new to drawing and I need help getting my text/dimensions to be legible on an 11x17 sheet. I had no problems when my company used Arch D (24x36) but in an effort to "going green" we converted to the B size paper (11x17). Has anyone found a useful chart for plotting in different scales. Maybe a standard size chart. I usually print in 3/8", 1/2", 6", and full size paper space viewports. Please save me from having to invent some type of microscope for paper!
  12. I am using autocad 2008 and I used the function that allows you to hide objects such as hatching or lines under text. When I delete the text, I expected the invisible box to delete with it. Sadly this is not the case. I am not able to click or highlight the invisible box. Does anyone know how to remove said boxes?
  13. Hi there. I've never really used annotative text in past versions of AutoCAD because I've always found it to be flawed, and also never really needed 2 different scales, but now I've moved on to 2011, it is much simpler to use, except for this 1 issue... Is it possible to move each scaled text to different parts of the drawing? As an example, I have a room which text at 1:50 fits in fine, But 1:100 gets in the way of some of the equipment in there, so I would like to keep the 1:50 text in the room, and move the 1:100 to just outside. I can't work out if this is possible or not, or if I would just have to use non annotative text at 2 different scales. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
  14. I know that when a listed property is greyed out it means it can not be altered from the properties window. I am struggling to even read the grey text as it is so feint. Is the darkness, and/or size of this text adjustable? It may be my eyes with the effects of age perhaps, but I remember when I could click on a line, and see its length and angle clearly enough to not need to bring my head really close to the screen. I used to find this a good way to get instant confirmation (using the list or distance command seems to distract my focus somewhat). Does anyone have any ideas? Do the later versions behave similarly?
  15. Hi all, I was wondering if there is a way that AutoCad can edit one text string and the same change can affect another text string, instead of editing the same thing twice. any help would gladly be appreciated thank you all and have a good day!!
  16. Hi there. I'm a long time reader, but only just signed up because I couldn't find my particular problem anywere else. Just to warn you, it may get a little complicated... When I type the word TYPE:, then use the tab button, then Enter, AutoCAD automatically writes TYPF:, then every time I tab along, it continually puts the letter A: after. This more annoying than a real problem, as the job I'm working on currently requires me to go through this hassle with over 100 drawings! If anyone knows what this little glitch is, or how to stop it, I will be very grateful Thanks
  17. I am using the monochrome plot style and plotting to PDF. My text looks great in the Plot Preview, but once actually hit 'Plot' the line weight of my text and dimensions appears super thick and heavy. They are also assigned to the lightest line weight in the layer property manager. Any suggestions would be so helpful! Thanks so much.
  18. Hi every one, Althogh txtexp command of express tools, works fine in the lack of such internal command, but it has a bug. In some cases, it moves newly exploded text far away from the original location and changes the size of it. Is there any suggestion to correct this bug?
  19. Hi Just a simple question this time i have to used iso3098b becasue it is a stardard. but i am finding it hard to add a greater than or equal symbol. this is because as far as i know iso3098b does not have one. its there some code or do i need to add it to a shx file or something Thanks
  20. jlynnfrasure

    Text to Polylines

    I am having an object laser cut and need to have text. I have read that express tools does the job, however I don't have it on my CAD. I reinserted the CD like everone has said, clicked the Express Tools, the my computer says it can't load the file. Is there a simple way to convert text Polylines?
  21. Hey all, i was wondering if it is possible to automatically add letters/numbers after i type something? Say I have a table full of cups, i count these cups and i find i have 9. "9 cups" is what i want to see after i type "9" and hit 'Enter' Because "9" is shorter in horizontal length than "10" i want this text to automattically add itself in after ive typed in my information, otherwise i could have had another line of text placed after it, but because the infomation changes in horizontal length, it is easier to automatically fill in another word following.. I hope this is easy enough to understand, please if you have ANY ideas, please mention them!
  22. how do i do this?

    Text Attributes - Deletes drawing

    okay, so i have a dynamic block. I am able to stretch it how i want BUT, the moment i add a text attribute to it, my block dissapears. this does not always happen, although i do the exact smae thing every time. what can i do to avoid the lock being deleted/hidden when i add a text attribute to it? by the way, i am trying to stretch the text attributes with the block (or move, which ever choice of words you use)
  23. Hello All, I tried to solve a problem lisp and DCL but it is clear that I have a lot to learn. With lisp's trying to insert text in Autocad list opens (see DCL). Any help is welcome. Dialog Text.zip
  24. Sorry for the new thread if this has been discussed before, but finding the solution to this issue anywhere has been...frustrating and I just need the answer so I can be done with it. So...I have a block with attributes. Double clicking brings up EATTEDIT dialog window per usual. Now up until about an hour and a half ago typing a quotation mark(") was simple. It was the right font and displayed properly on the drawing. Well after changing a lot of these attributes one after another in rapid succession, I tripped over my own fingers and now the same quotation marks show up differently in the input box(" is now ”)and display as a question mark on the drawing itself. It almost looks as if the font has been changed but when I check, it still says romans. So does anyone know if they're is a keyboard shortcut I accidentally used to have achieved this blunder? What else could have cause this that suddenly? It seems the problem is isolated to editing the attribute through the eattedit and attedit commands as it works just fine altering it through the properties palette. This problem also seems to be isolated to only the ' and " symbols. Direct help would be appreciated. Thanks
  25. Hello All, In trying to learn LISP and DCL (http://www.afralisp.net/dialog-control-language/tutorials/dialog-boxes-and-autolisp-part-2.php) I have a question regarding the attached example: selected values ​​can be inserted into the drawing (see attached dwg and jpg's site)? Best Regards All. Samp5.zip
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