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  1. lets say I have a drawing of tower and I need to display levels at different heights, say, one at base and then at 1.5 meters above and then at 3 meters .. RLs of these points is 272.5, 274, 277 etc. (RL means height of point above mean sea level). Is there any way to do it fast than just using text command, since I have to display several RLs in one drawing and I have several such drawings. please guide me.
  2. I want to be able to create a dynamic block that I can insert into my architectural drawings. This block will contain text with a box around it. The box will lengthen or shrink depending upon the length of text. Better still, regardless of the text size, the text box will automatically resize depending upon the amount of text AND the size of font. Thanks
  3. Hi Hope some of you can help solving a problem. When using QLEADER (le enter) in a drawing with custom UCS, the text are displaced away from the leader line. As you can see on attached screen dumps, it looks just fine, when in World UCS. When in a custom UCS, the text are displaced, and when I try to move the text, the leader follows (of course as normally intended). How can I make the text get to place itself normaly, when drawing in a custom UCS (2D) Please help :-)
  4. we are use autocad 08 and 07 full versions. my issue is when I use mtext or dtext for a call out or a note on my drawing, and I close the drawing with everything looking good, when we open it on our other machine the orientation is opposite so right is now left, so now some of the notes, not all of the text is not were it should be. If any one has any ideas please let me know. I'm not sure if this is do to a variable on the second machine or something else, we haven't change the text style and have used the same one for the past 12 years.
  5. How can i underline a single-line text in AutoCAD 2014?
  6. Hi to all, Please someone knows if its possible to create a field on a text form that could count a number of texts inside a drawing?... Eg.: I have the word "L1" 10 times in a drawing, it's possible to create a field that show me how many L1 I have in this drawing? Count of L1 = [10]; the item 10 it's automatic updates.
  7. Hi all, I'm looking to sequentially number all my text inserts but based on their content. For example, imagine I have 5 text boxes with the contents as "Text" and 5 with the contents "Number". I want the "Text" boxes to be numbered 1 - 5 and the "Number" boxes to be numbered 1 - 5. I'm aware I can use TCOUNT to auto-number them, but this would mean selecting each box individually based on it's contents. Does anyone know if there is a way of doing this, without using LISP? I have done a google search but I'm not coming up with much. Thanks in advance, Clare
  8. Hi All, I am working on slowly creating some new standards for my office and am starting with some drawing tag blocks. What I need to know is if there is a way to have geometry stretch/move according to the length of a text attribute? For example, the tag name + some geometry that follows as a stylistic part of the tag. I made a block where the geometry in question is attached to a linear dimension attribute and I can use a grip to move it wherever I like. What I need, ideally, is a way where this follows the size/length of the text automatically. After searching the forum, there w
  9. I'm wondering if there is any way to show/deal with text boundaries. To clarify, if you add some text to a drawing, as you type, you can see a border around what you're typing. However, that is the only time you can see how much space it takes up. For example, if I wanted to attach a construction line to the top edge of a text block 'boundary', could I do that? Or if I wanted to position a text box such that it doesn't overlap a different one, could I do that? In the picture, I have the cursor positioned so it appears to be over the top of the text, but how would I find out whe
  10. Hi to all, Please someone knows one lisp to get length of a PL (polyline) and write it above this PL in associative and dynamics form? As the Picture. If the length is changed the text follow these data. Thanks in advance.
  11. Hello all! I've been working in autocad for about 5 years now, but am posting in the beginners' area because I've never had the slightest bit of formal training. Lately, the inefficiency of how things are done in my workplace CADwise has really started to drive me nuts, and I've taken it upon myself to figure out how to improve things. I've been learning about dynamic blocks and attributes in order to make the process of placing symbols around the plan more efficient than going to a massive collection of constant objects and having to put them on like stamps on a page. I've learned
  12. When I edit horizontal texts, they suddenly become vertical. Then I cannot to make them back to horizontal. Why? What can I do to avoid this? Thank you!
  13. Hello. I have looked here but not found. Does anyone know a routine that enables the auto numbering text strings by selecting one by one?
  14. Hi All, I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to center my text in the middle of the rectangle after its created. Here's what I have so far, it works but it waits for me to place it. Also I do a lot of panels that are the same size so I also want the lisp to remember the last input so I can continue to use it until I hit escape or return. If I could get some help I would appreciate it. (defun C:CRP7() (setq cmdold (getvar "cmdecho")) (setvar "cmdecho" 0) (setq PL (getstring "Enter a Panel Label :")) (setq PA (getpoint "Select Panel Area :")) (command "-boundary" "Advance
  15. When I use plot to pdf, I look at the pdf and everything looks fine, however when I plot said pdf file I get text that is "in jail" the only thing that is different between the different text file is using wipeout or mask, will show the bars. I've tried to upload a pic, but its not letting me.
  16. Hi This is my first post in this awesome forum:). I’ m newbie in drafting Kindly help me with a lisp program. That Asks the user to select various texts in the drawing Places an attribute text over the selected text without replacing them Makes an attribute block with that att texts The values of the att block should contain the texts Note: the tag name should be following a number system (If I have selected 3 texts then the tag names can be antas1,antas2,antas3 or yourname1,yourname2,yourname3:P) Please help me. Daily I have to spend one hell of time in this work:c
  17. Guys, I need one help, someone knows one Lisp that I can get Texts (words) on AutoCad and export it in order of selection to a cell on Excel... Eg.: If I have 10 words, as I'll selecting it and when finished these then words will be exported to a cell (could be cels) to Excel. Thanks in advance...
  18. Hi CADmates, I have drawings full of dimensions overlapping on each other. Should any one let me know how to get rid of this position via programming? I tried some coding to move text of dimensions, but no success on associative dimensions. ;| (MT:Move:DimensionText<-Ename (car (entsel)) nil 0 1 0) |; (defun MT:Move:DimensionText<-Ename (%ename% %absolute|relative% %x% %y% %z% / *entlist* *assoc11*) (setq *entlist* (entget %ename% '("*"))) (cond ((/= (cdr (assoc 0 *entlist*)) "DIMENSION") nil) (T (setq *assoc11* (cdr (assoc 11 *entlist*))); text position (setq
  19. Hello! I've run into this a couple times lately. Text or mtext will become a squiggle. This is usually in a block, maybe even within a block in an xref. Hopefully the image shows below.
  20. I'm sorry if I'm posting this question on the wrong place, it's my first one on the forum I have a drawing in which there are some polylines/objects drawn (usually rectangles) with some text next to them. I'm using a lisp to get their x and y coordinates to excel, but my problem is that I have to associate them to the text somehow. Just so you'll understand, I'm doing this because I'm trying to automatize my project drawings, in which I have to paste blocks to the center of each of these rectangles. I’ll use excel to build the command lines for a script with the block name and x,y coo
  21. I have mirrtext set to '0' so it doesn't mirror the text (which i want, so that's great) however, it does mirror the text justification which drives me nuts. is there a way to fix it so it doesn't change the text formatting at all? please see images. one is non mirrored and you can see the blue grips indicating the change in justification from the left to the right. oops, the first one is after it was mirrored and the second one is pre mirror
  22. Hello Everyone, This will be my first post to this forum.. Lets make it a good one. I have just received an AutoCAD .dwg file from an outside source and when I open the drawing, all my text that should be fractions is showing up with some funny coding instead. It seems that my computer is not set up to read this coding. Is there any easy way to update all that text at once? See the attached snapshot to get an idea of what Im talking about. Thanks for any help in advance.
  23. Just need some help with a simple routine that I starting tweaking. Originally the routine was written to enter text and sized it based on the DIMSCALE. It also featured an option to type "A" after you typed DTEXT, to be able to add lines to the specific line of text selected. The problem I am having is I am getting an error: bad argument type: numberp: "0.08". I need it to where is doesnt look at DIMSCALE anymore just the standard 0.1295 spacing. See code below. (defun add-text () (setq exist_text (entget (car (entsel "\nPick last line of Text: ")))) (setq exist_just (cdr (ass
  24. why do multileaders and dimensions have style commands and dialogue box (dimstyle, multileaderstyle) but text doesn't? It seems like it would be essential, or am I missing something. Just saying.
  25. Used to use servCAD that had a tool that rotated text to "E" no matter how the viewport was rotated. Say the viewport is rotated where W is straight up. The text would need to have a rotation of "N" for it to be horizontal across the page in model space. Now that I have Civil 3D 2015 I do not see any tool pac or command that I can use to be efficient in this. The problem is time. Time is money. If a viewport was originally with North straight up and text had a rotation of "E" and I changed the viewport to West straight up, is there a quick way to change the properties of all the text? Besides
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