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  1. We have some text objects that having long text strings like 500 character so i need a lisp that can split the text into 45-45 characters and make them separate object of 45 character. the reason of this is we have to export the text in other software and that software don't support more than 45 character string. so now we are manually spiting them.
  2. Our company uses "hand" as the style for all our projects. I need to import a table from excel with excel formatting. After I change all the text to "hand" style I can't figure out how to change the font. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  3. I have parcel IDs (numbers as text objects) in a layer. I like to find out duplicate Parcel IDs and Missing Parcel Ids in sequence.
  4. When I generate a new drawing it creates a text file with information. Autocad updates text automatically from this file using specific layers that the string is on in the drawing. Depending on what layer a string is on, that will determine what information it is updated with. With that being said, it will not update ATTRIBUTES within a BLOCK. Can someone help. I am willing to discuss and assist with figuring this out. I will be automating some information for my titleblocks and ALL of our titleblocks are blocked with attributes. Here is the code used to update the info (defun uinfo () (princ "\nUpdating Drawing Information...") (if (= found 1) (progn (setq dummy (read-line infile)) (setq desc (read dummy)) (setq dummy (read-line infile)) (setq drawing (read dummy))) (progn (setq desc '(1 . "- NEW EQUIPMENT -")) (setq drawing '(1 . "- UNASSIGNED -")))) (setq sset (ssget "X" (list (cons 0 "TEXT") (cons 8 "TITLE")))) (setq lp 0) (while (< lp (sslength sset)) (setq ent (entget (ssname sset lp))) (setq entinfo (cdr (assoc 1 ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "Desc") (entmod (subst desc (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "Draw") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 3) "Dwg") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "DESC") (entmod (subst desc (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "DRAW") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 3) "DWG") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (setq lp (1+ lp))) (setq sset nil) (setq lp nil) (setq sset (ssget "X" (list (cons 0 "TEXT") (cons 8 (strcat tcircuit "-EQMRK"))))) (setq lp 0) (if (/= sset nil) (while (< lp (sslength sset)) (setq ent (entget (ssname sset lp))) (setq entinfo (cdr (assoc 1 ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "Desc") (entmod (subst desc (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "Draw") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 3) "Dwg") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "DESC") (entmod (subst desc (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 4) "DRAW") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (if (= (substr entinfo 1 3) "DWG") (entmod (subst drawing (assoc 1 ent) ent))) (setq lp (1+ lp)))) (princ "Done.") (prin1)) Here is the actual routine used to provoke the update of all information in the drawing based on its respective layer. (defun C:UPDATE () (setvar "CMDECHO" 0) (setvar "MENUCTL" 0) ;; (command "._snap" "0.03125") (command "plinewid" "0.0") (if (null filename) (setq filename (getstring "\nPath and name of update file: "))) (if (null tcircuit) (progn (C:EQUIP2)) (progn (makenames tcircuit) (checklayers tcircuit))) (if (null tcircuit) (progn (princ "\nCurrent name has not been established") (princ "\nplease type EQUIP and establish current equip. or make new")) (progn (openfile) (seek-tcircuit) (if (= (getvar "userr1") 0.0) (setvar "userr1" 3.0)) (if (= (getvar "userr2") 0.0) (setvar "userr2" 1.0)) (if (ssget "X" (list (cons 8 "CIRCUIT-INFO") (cons 0 "TEXT"))) (uinfo) (repeat 2 (read-line infile))) (if (ssget "X" (list (cons 8 "TITLE") (cons 0 "TEXT"))) (udates) (repeat 2 (read-line infile))) ;; (uinfo) ;; (udates) (if (= found 1) ;; (progn (udp) (uext) (uldar) (uvalve)) (princ "\nNO INFORMATION TO UPDATE")) (closefile))) (command "._-layer" "s" PIPING "") (princ)) I need to add to the code so that it will update the defined text strings of attributes within a block. IF you have any input or any questions I would appreciate everything.
  5. I have a text box in the bottom left of the page that acts like symbol clipping on dimension lines. Even when the layer is frozen it still hides the dimension lines. I get how making the text box smaller will make the footprint of the box less, but is there any way to make it transparent? It would make sense to be able to promote the .ipt above the text box, other situations allow you to bring objects forward/send backward. This is just annoying and can't figure out how to make it work. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. Hi All, Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in. But I'm having trouble with formatting a table a certain way. I am creating a table with a user input. User will input a footage as in 500 and it formats to 500'. Or a diameter in a separate column which will format 2 into 2". I did this by adding a suffix using additional formatting after choosing the data type "whole number." My problem en lies than even after i make the cells "format locked" it wipes away this formatting after i hit delete. Say I wanted to change a footage from 500 to 400. I hit delete then enter 400 and the formatting I did for the cell vanishes and it populates as 400 instead of 400'. Is there anyway to keep that formatting after I delete? Maybe a system variable? Thanks. I can upload an example file if more info is needed... thanks, rushmore edit: also i am using AutoCAD Map 3D 2014
  7. Hello Everyone, I'm new on forum. I search for a very simple LISP which inserts (on centre in object or bottom, no matter) text with AREA and PERIMETER from RECTANGULAR or closed LINES. e.g. area - "1,23 m2" and perimeter - "2,45 m" Best when I can select more objects and than for the all selected the text will be written. And this function for the two parameter should be writen together. Not that I must first use one command than second. The font height should be possible to change. Precission should be: 0,001m or 0,01m. Could anyone help me? Sorry for my english Thanks!
  8. Does someone have a routine (or know of a way) to reorder a column of text items? ie: Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 to Line 4 Line 3 Line 2 Line 1 I have a large table of text that I need to flip the column order. Has someone posted something along these lines? Is there an Autocad command I don't know about? I have had no luck in any of the search terms I have used.. Thanks for all the help you guys provide...
  9. Hi Guys, I have attached 2 quick screengrabs of my drawing, one directly from CAD (CAD_Screengrab) & the plotted/print result (Plot_Screengrab). Basically I want the result of how it looks in CAD but I currently get nothing like it. The two issues I am having, firstly in the lower left elevation (hidden visual style) the dimms red text comes out very faded and pink. I have tried command 'XDWGFADECTL' but no difference. Then secondly in the top right isometric view I want it to print with the shades of grey effect but it comes out hidden. Much appreciated guys.
  10. Guys, can anyone advise me of a good program to use to be able to insert and manipulate text which is laser cutting & cnc routing friendly? A friend mentioned FLEXISIGN, but it seems there are many different software options, which I find confusing. All feedback appreciated
  11. Hi all, I'm looking for a way to check my BOM lines (mostly copied from multiple drawings) for duplicate part numbers (all number, no alphabets but might have - or _) in an attribute block with a tag named DESCRIPTION & SAPNUMBERS. Example If the description says 12345 in one line and if the same is found on the another line in the description column then thats duplicate. Similarly on the SAPNUMBER column as well. If one of these return true then I will evaluate both the lines manually. Dont want to delete anything here. Just want to make sure I dont have same line repeated twice on the BOM. If found, I will just adjust the qty and delete one. Thats manual work that I do. Does anyone have any utility that I can use? Thank you.
  12. Nobull84

    Dim Text Override

    Has anyone seen a dimension lisp where I could replace the text with, for example, "? /P E.O.S." automatically without having to manually do it? I have other things to use this with but if someone where to provide something like this I think I could manipulate it to what I want. Ideally, I'd like to be able to copy a dimstyle that I already have and just have a constant in place of the actual dim. This way it would keep my layers, arrow types and other settings, etc... Any ideas are appreciated! -Nobull
  13. This is my first post so first of all I would like to welcome everyone. I hope that I could learn a lot from you guys. I would like to write a simple (I hope so ) lisp which will help me a lot during my work at the office. Drawings that we receive are in 2d but are created from a 3d model made on bentley software. Because of that all the dimensions are overriden even if they are not changed. We are asked to overline every single dimension which was shortened. What I would like to achive is to - by single command - select all the dimension in the drawing, check if they are matching with actual measurement (this is the place where I get really confused) and if not than overline them (put %%o before the overriden text). Later on I would like to develop it a little, maybe by adding option to select all or only chosen dimensions, but it is not a "must have" My lisp level is really basic. By far I rather do more of a script than lisp, but I would like to learn much more, that is why I appreciate all the help with this and as many comments as possible to help me understand how it all works. Thank You for all responses
  14. Hello all, Could anyone tell me how to alter this code? It asks to pick a value then whether to apply it once or multiple times. In multiple mode, you still only choose one at a time. I would like to be able to apply to multiple objects at once, using a selection box. Thanks -Nobull ;;;;Realization {Smirnoff} ;;; TTCM - Text to Text copy whith Matchprop. Copy text from DIMENSION, TEXT, ;;;MTEXT, ATTRIB, ATTDEF, ACAD_TABLE to one (defun c:tt (/ actDoc vlaObj sObj sText curObj oldForm oType oldMode conFlag errFlag *error* prop) (vl-load-com) (setq actDoc(vla-get-ActiveDocument (vlax-get-acad-object))) (vla-StartUndoMark actDoc) (defun TTC_Paste(pasteStr / nslLst vlaObj hitPt hitRes Row Column) (setq errFlag nil) (if (setq nslLst(nentsel "\nPaste text >")) (progn (cond ( (and (= 4(length nslLst)) (= "DIMENSION"(cdr(assoc 0(entget(car(last nslLst)))))) ); end and (setq vlaObj (vlax-ename->vla-object (cdr(assoc -1(entget(car(last nslLst))))))) (if (vl-catch-all-error-p (vl-catch-all-apply 'vla-put-TextOverride(list vlaObj pasteStr))) (progn (princ "\n Can't paste. Object may be on locked layer. ") (setq errFlag T) ); end progn ); end if ); end condition #1 ( (and (= 4(length nslLst)) (= "ACAD_TABLE"(cdr(assoc 0(entget(car(last nslLst)))))) ); end and (setq vlaObj (vlax-ename->vla-object (cdr(assoc -1(entget(car(last nslLst)))))) hitPt(vlax-3D-Point(trans(cadr nslLst)1 0)) hitRes(vla-HitTest vlaObj hitPt (vlax-3D-Point '(0.0 0.0 1.0)) 'Row 'Column) ); end setq (if(= :vlax-true hitRes) (progn (if (vl-catch-all-error-p (vl-catch-all-apply 'vla-SetText(list vlaObj Row Column pasteStr))) (progn (princ "\n Can't paste. Object may be on locked layer. ") (setq errFlag T) ); end progn ); end if ); end progn ); end if ); end condition # 2 ( (and (= 4(length nslLst)) (= "INSERT"(cdr(assoc 0(entget(car(last nslLst)))))) ); end and (princ "\nCan't paste to block's DText or MText. Select Attribute ") (setq errFlag T) ); end condition #3 ( (and (= 2(length nslLst)) (member(cdr(assoc 0(entget(car nslLst)))) '("TEXT" "MTEXT" "ATTRIB" "ATTDEF")) ); end and (setq vlaObj (vlax-ename->vla-object(car nslLst))) (if (vl-catch-all-error-p (vl-catch-all-apply 'vla-put-TextString(list vlaObj pasteStr))) (progn (princ "\nError. Can't pase text. ") (setq errFlag T) ); end progn ); end if ); end condition #4 (T (princ "\nCan't paste. Invalid object. ") (setq errFlag T) ); end condition #5 ); end cond (if (and (null errFlag) (= (type vlaObj) 'VLA-OBJECT)) (mapcar '(lambda (x y) (vlax-put-property vlaObj x y)) '(Linetype LineWeight Color Layer) prop ) ) T ); end progn nil ); end if ); end of TTC_Paste (defun TTC_MText_Clear(Mtext / Text Str) (setq Text "") (while(/= Mtext "") (cond ((wcmatch (strcase (setq Str (substr Mtext 1 2))) "[url="file://\\"]\\[/url][\\{}`~]") (setq Mtext(substr Mtext 3) Text(strcat Text Str) ); end setq ); end condition #1 ((wcmatch(substr Mtext 1 1) "[{}]") (setq Mtext (substr Mtext 2)) ); end condition #2 ( (and (wcmatch (strcase (substr Mtext 1 2)) "[url="file://\\P"]\\P[/url]") (/=(substr Mtext 3 1) " ") ); end and (setq Mtext (substr Mtext 3) Text (strcat Text " ") ); end setq ); end condition #3 ((wcmatch (strcase (substr Mtext 1 2)) "[url="file://\\"]\\[/url][LOP]") (setq Mtext(substr Mtext 3)) ); end condition #4 ((wcmatch (strcase (substr Mtext 1 2)) "[url="file://\\"]\\[/url][ACFHQTW]") (setq Mtext (substr Mtext (+ 2 (vl-string-search ";" Mtext)))) ); end condition #5 ((wcmatch (strcase (substr Mtext 1 2)) "[url="file://\\S"]\\S[/url]") (setq Str(substr Mtext 3 (- (vl-string-search ";" Mtext) 2)) Text(strcat Text (vl-string-translate "#^\\" " " Str)) Mtext(substr Mtext (+ 4 (strlen Str))) ); end setq (print Str) ); end condition #6 (T (setq Text(strcat Text(substr Mtext 1 1)) Mtext (substr Mtext 2) ) ); end condition #7 ); end cond ); end while Text ); end of TTC_MText_Clear (defun TTC_Copy (/ sObj sText tType actDoc) (if (and (setq sObj(car(nentsel "\nCopy text... "))) (member(setq tType(cdr(assoc 0(entget sObj)))) '("TEXT" "MTEXT" "ATTRIB" "ATTDEF")) ); end and (progn (setq actDoc(vla-get-ActiveDocument (vlax-get-Acad-object)) sText(vla-get-TextString (vlax-ename->vla-object sObj)) ); end setq (if(= tType "MTEXT") (setq sText(TTC_MText_Clear sText)) ); end if ); end progn ); end if (setq prop (mapcar '(lambda (x) (vlax-get-property (vlax-ename->vla-object sObj) x)) '(Linetype LineWeight Color Layer) ) ) sText ); end of TTC_Copy (defun CCT_Str_Echo(paseStr / comStr) (if(< 20(strlen paseStr)) (setq comStr (strcat (substr paseStr 1 17)"...")) (setq comStr paseStr) ); end if (princ (strcat "\nText = \"" comStr "\"")) (princ) ); end of CCT_Str_Echo (defun *error*(msg) (vla-EndUndoMark (vla-get-ActiveDocument (vlax-get-acad-object))) (princ "\nQuit TTCM") (princ) ); end of *error* (if(not ttc:Mode)(setq ttc:Mode "Multiple")) (initget "Multiple Pair-wise") (setq oldMode ttc:Mode ttc:Mode (getkword (strcat "\nSpecify mode [Multiple/Pair-wise] <" ttc:Mode ">: ")) conFlag T paseStr "" ); end setq (if(null ttc:Mode)(setq ttc:Mode oldMode)) (if(= ttc:Mode "Multiple") (progn (if(and(setq paseStr(TTC_Copy))conFlag) (progn (CCT_Str_Echo paseStr) (while(setq conFlag(TTC_Paste paseStr))T ); end while ); end progn ); end if ); end progn (progn (while (and conFlag paseStr) (setq paseStr(TTC_Copy)) (if(and paseStr conFlag) (progn (CCT_Str_Echo paseStr) (setq errFlag T) (while errFlag (setq conFlag(TTC_Paste paseStr)) );end while ); end progn ); end if ); end while ); end progn ); end if (vla-EndUndoMark actDoc) (princ "\nQuit TTCM") (princ) ); end c:ttc (princ "\n\t TTCM - Text to Text copy with matchprop.") (princ "\nCopy text from DIMENSION, TEXT, MTEXT, ATTRIB, ATTDEF, ACAD_TABLE to one")
  15. This lisp routine is to set decimal digits after a comma in any integer to 2 digit for any set of entries even in term of text ,, how to avoid the appearance of 0 .. ( ex : 25.456 ~25.460 , 25.322~25.320 ) last 0 isn't preferable ..
  16. Hey guys, Just a quick one - hopefully someone will be able to set me straight pretty easily. When I print PDFs using the AutoCAD PDF creator (DWG to PDF.pc3).... I get a pretty nasty representation of the text within the DWGs (see attached image). Does anyone know of a setting or a workaround which would enable better quality PDF production? Thanks so much for all your help.
  17. Please Help I am New to forum How to get duplicate and missing text number sequence in a particular layer in AutoCAD using .NET C#
  18. Hi i have a drawing boarder that is a block with enter-able text fields for drawing revision etc but for some reason the order in which you would enter the rev's 1,2,3, etc is the wrong way round in the enhanced attribute box. So when i click and start typing i end up with 3,2,1 in the rev boxes. i hope this makes sense and someone can fix this annoying error i have.
  19. Hi, I'm just trying my hand at learning to create some dynamic blocks, but need a solution to keep the text unrotated. I have attached a file of my troublesome file for you experts to look at, if possible. PileTest.dwg The file is basically a plan view of 4x foundation columns for overhead line towers (pylons). These towers can be different sizes and at different orientations, hence the dynamic options I have applied. However, when I rotate the block I want the text to rotate with it (to keep aligned with each column A, B, C, D), but I don't want rotation to be applied to the text, if that makes sense? Any ideas on the best way to achieve this? I have a feeling that constraints might work, although I know nothing about them, but these usually lag my PC. At present I am having to explode the block and apply a 0 rotation to all the text.
  20. How can we find a missing number from a number sequence in a text layer using Autolisp. For ex- 1 2 3 4 6 7 in the above sequence 5 number is missing. so we should find 5 and zoom in to its nearest number as 4. Actually we need it for parcel numbering where no number should be miss.
  21. Hey All, If you are familiar with the "Fields" associated with text attributes, you may be able to answer my question.. If you set up a date to fill-in automatically when you open a drawing, will it update from day to day? Or once its set up, will it remain on that date..? Please let me know if i am unclear..
  22. Hello, I need to create some texts using the following command in VBA: ThisDrawing.SendCommand ("Text" & vbCr & "10,10,0" & vbCr & vbCr & vbCr) But, I must enter the text manually. I want to enter the text programmatically. How? Thank you
  23. Does any body have any idea how can we find out the Text and Polyline intersection location using Autolisp? It will be better if we can mark error circles on a perticular layer on the intersection. Thanks in advance
  24. I was working on one of the existing cad drawing, i came across this problem. I tried to match my Mtext with the existing text style, after M.P (match prop) everything look the same except the fonts style would not match, why is that? Does it have to be on the same layer? Thanks
  25. Hi, I am very new to lisp and AutoCAD with no previous experience. I am working on a project which I’m finding pretty difficult. What I am trying to do is import attributes and properties associated with a sphere from a .csv file into the corresponding property set in AutoCAD. I found a solution online which will allow me to import the coordinates (x,y and z) and this works a treat. However, I am having difficulty trying to import attributes associated with the sphere into the extended data property sets. So say for example, I am trying to import the week number, a reference and a description in from the .csv file into AutoCAD, under properties and extended data. Would anyone have any guidance or direction they could give me? Anything at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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