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  1. We've just purchased a new GPS system and are working out various kinks, one of which being that the default logging and point exporting format creates .dwg files with coordinates recorded as (Northing, Easting). Is there a simple way to translate an entire .dwg consisting of text, points, and lines to (Easting, Northing)? Hopefully I'm not forgetting some very, very obvious solution!
  2. Hey guys! I have several drawings, each containing multiple layouts/viewports that need UCS to be set to World. It'd be great if I could open a drawing, run the lisp, and have a dialog box pop up asking which layouts I wanted to apply it to (similar to the interface for Lee Mac's Copy to Layout routine) I haven't done any VBAs bf, but I'm thinking that might be an option, since it's a pretty simple command. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Liz
  3. Hello Folks! Having problems with the UCS at the moment. I have rotated my drawings with the UCS command and used the plan command to set the drawings in the angle i want to view them in. And then used world to get the co-ordinate system true to its original state. The problem is when i am trying to attach the drawings together, they are in different places. Do you guys have any clues? (Sorry for my bad english) /Per-Anton
  4. Autocad 2013 in model work area , I am having a problem with selecting blocks from the pallet and placing them on the drawing. most were set t0 place at the selected point. how ever i don't know where to begin it will place them at x,y but not at z, ends up out of frame. in front view i place the block but when switching to top view the block is 100 feet to the rear of the model. 1:1 , inches and feet any help where to start correcting this it is cumbersome to constantly move the object a 2ed time. I guess its not really the insertion point because i can set that with the 0,0,0. It's when i click to set the point from the point of view without a snap it seems the axis view is not at 0 from what ever view im in but at the limit of the drawing from that point of view. example: I'm looking at the front view standing on the bottom center edge of the screen or limit of 125' +/- from the plan view. so i'm 125' from the 0,0,0 base point of the drawing in the z axis but at 0,0 in both x and y
  5. Ramesh PK

    Drawing cylinders

    I use AutoCAD 2007 and program in VBA. Could you help with drawing cylinders in VBA. The "AddCylinder" draws only in WCS meaning I get cylinders in only one direction. I need cylinders to the UCS I set using the VBA program.
  6. shaisyuki

    UCS and View

    Hi, I've used autocad 2007 and recently change to autocad 2014. My problem is in 2014, when I want to work with front view, the ucs doesn't change with it. It stays with the top view. I've typed ucs>"V">enter and it changes the ucs along with my view from front to top. I want it to be it still in the front view, and the ucs will show x and y normally. Please help, thanks in advance *In autocad 2007, when I change view, the ucs automatically change as well following the view.
  7. Surveyor2014

    Point Cloud Issue

    Good Afternoon, I am currently drawing elevations from a point cloud clipping which was acquired by a FARO Scanner. As I am drawing the elevation from the point cloud data, the point cloud as well as the line work which has been produced, is moving side to side and shifting out of place. See this link for video of this happening: Does anyone know why this is happening and what to do to resolve this issue? Thank you in advance for your help
  8. So we do a lot of 3D coordination using AutoCAD and Fabrication, and since we upgraded to 2015, we've been having a lot of issues with viewports and the UCS. We all typically have at 3 viewports in modelspace. One big one for the plan view, one front view, and a side view. We change them a lot on the fly depending on what we need to see. For example, we'll place a line of ductwork in the plan view and then switch over to one of the side or front views to check clearances between services and adjust accordingly. However, now the viewports keep changing their UCS and we don't know how to fix it. So we'll set a view port to plan view, go to the front view, and not be able to move or dimension anything properly because the UCS looks like it's matching the plan view? Instead of having Y pointing "up" and x pointing "right" in every viewport, the UCS in every viewport will relate to the last view you set. We're assuming it's some variable that didn't get carried over in the upgrade, but no one can figure out how to get it back to the way we usually draft. Don't know if this is the proper forum, but please help?
  9. Please help! Every time I insert a block (dynamic or otherwise) into any drawing (I have tried several) my ucs (0,0) changes to the insertion point of that new block. I don't know what I have done, what button I have inadvertently pushed or setting that I have set, but I do not know how to undo this! Has anyone ever heard of this? Please help me! I am using AutoCAD 2014.
  10. First of all sorry for my bad english. I wonder how do I change the default value of the angle that is between in the command UCS "specify rotation angle about X axis :" from 180.00 to 90.00 Thanks
  11. Hi, As the thread title suggests, I want to create a segmented polyline with known angles / lengths, but I want to do this in 1 operation without having to copy/rotate/chamfer etc. I think I'm gonna kick myself when I receive an answer to this as it seems to be something I should know. I'm sure it has something to do with UCS, but I've not used it in quite some time, I am stumped and everything I have tried so far has failed.
  12. Hello everyone, I am having a bit of an issue when using the AREA command. I've noticed that the UCS (User Coordinate System) changes when I attempt to take the area of an existing object (when I trace over a rectangle, for example). The changes to the UCS are dramatic, the drawing zooms out and rotates depending on how I traced the object. The change occurs when I click the third time. This reminds me of setting a new UCS where you would first select the x-axis direction with two clicks followed by the direction of the y-axis with one click. There is no change to UCS when I trace out an arbitrary shape. Here's what I've been able to figure out and it involves the UCSFOLLOW setting. When I set the UCSFOLLOW variable to 0, everything works great and I don't get the zooming out and rotation. When it's set to 1, well, the PLAN VIEW changes by zooming out and rotating. If I zoom back in and complete the area and press enter, everything goes back to normal. So I still manage to get the area of the object that I want, but the zooming out and rotation makes it very inconvenient. Okay, I understand that the UCSFOLLOW solves the problem, but is it normal for the AREA command to make changes to the UCS by default? I ask because creating a new drawing, creating a rectangle and using the AREA command doesn't cause the same UCS change, regardless of the UCSFOLLOW setting. This makes me think the drawing I am working on has objects with a coordinate system that differs from the WCS, right? Is there a way to have the UCSFOLLOW active while not having the AREA command alter the UCS? If I left crucial information out, please let me know, and I'll elaborate! I'm using AutoCAD 2012. Thanks!
  13. Hi everyone, I have experience making 3D models in Vectorworks but have never used 3D in AutoCAD. I am using 2014 version. I understand the principle of UCS and the idea behind it but am really struggling to use it. Currently I am trying to use two viewports, one in top view and one in front view. I am trying to use the two to ensure I am placing objects in the correct place in relation to everything else. However...how comes when I move something up or down in front view it moves completely out of position in top view? surely if i'm moving the object up or down it should not effect the position of anything in top view? Many Thanks
  14. Hi, This is a very old project and even with more knowledge in 3D, still unable to do it. I have a stool with incline legs using the LOFT command (Extrude with Path can also do it). Now I need to add a tranverse section. I wanted to have the tranverse section same dimension as the leg. Given the inclination of the leg, it is impossible and futile to align ucs using 3 points or face because there is no 90 deg between the two edges. Furthermore given there is no extrude to face as in inventor, it is sound difficult to extrude between the "/" form and the "\" form of the two legs. Can anybody help and advise me on this 3D problem? On geometry, is there a rule to adapt here with respect to section dimension? Thanks and Regards, 3D Stool-Layout1.pdf Nicolas.
  15. Dear masters. After setting the UCS "OB" as continue the execution of the routine? Once completed the cycle, how to reset the previous UCS? ;;teknomatika (defun c:asna (/ hdist vdist divn distseg pti1 pts1 pti2) (command "ucs" "OB" "pause" "")[color="red"];;The execution is stopping here.[/color] (setq hdist (getdist "\nHorizontal Distance: ")) (setq vdist(getdist "\nVertical Distance ")) (setq divn (getint "\nDivisons Number: ")) (setq distseg (/ hdist divn)) (setq pti1 (getpoint "\nStart Point: ")) (setq pts1 (list (+(car pti1)distseg)(+(cadr pti1)vdist)(caddr pti1))) (setq pti2 (list (+(car pti1)distseg)(cadr pti1)(caddr pti1))) (repeat divn (command "_.line" "_non" pti1 "_non" pts1 "_non" pti2 "_non""") (setq pti1 (list (+(car pti1)distseg)(cadr pti1)(caddr pti1))) (setq pts1 (list (+(car pts1)distseg)(cadr pts1)(caddr pti1))) (setq pti2 (list (+(car pti1)distseg)(-(cadr pts1)vdist)(caddr pti1))) (princ) );repeat ) (prompt "\nTo invoque command type ASNA ")
  16. Does anyone know any routine that allows to perform some of the principles of the Match Photo tool in Google Sketchup? Summarizing, from the definition of the modeled perspective lines of a picture to a building should be capable of defining the 3D UCS. On the toolbar UCS AutoCad not see any that allows you to do that.
  17. Hello, I'm making a car model on autocad 3d and I have to make all of its differents surfaces flatten on a same plane (similar to papercrafting). I must get the "real sizes and dimensions" of all rectangles and triangles that compounds my model. This is about 20 differents planes defined by the lines of the car. The idea of this project is to make it possible to build the car from a printed paper. Ive tried to use UCS making the "new xy" plan on the diferents surfaces but it would take like a day to make this in the whole model. I've also tried rotating the surfaces, but inst accurate enough. The car is not yet solid; I just used the normal line commands. I'm plannig to use 3DFACE to create all the surfaces. The only thing I could come up with was to define various UCS and then use 3DALIGN with a previous rectangle made on the WCS. But this is not very efficient. Does anyone have any suggestion? Is there any way to "transfer" the differents surfaces to a same plane so that I can get the "real dimensions" (the real area, line sizes) of them? I'm not sure being clear enough.. Thanks!
  18. nathanaelbfw

    UCS lisp routines?

    Hi all! I have been learning lisp routines and am struggling to work out the one I need to rotate my model space. I have solved the routine for getting back to the original ucs setting: (defun c:EU nil (command "ucs" "w" "plan" "w") (princ)) The one that isn't working I think should look like this: (defun c:UE nil (command "ucs" "e" "plan" "current") (princ)) However, this routine fails to rotate to the current UCS despite registering the selected ucs. Thank you
  19. Does everyone know how to insert xrefs with other ucs than world. The host drawing ucs must be in world. The different x-refs are made with different ucs according to local coordinates. In the host drawing, the xrefs must be placed correctly according to global coordinate (world). (The xrefs are all surveys of different spaces all with marked fixpoints according to the physical global coordinates.) please help...
  20. Hi guys and gals This is a modelspace viewport problem. I have my screen (modelspace) set on 3 viewports - left. I have obviously tweaked a sysvar that has had the following effect... If I start a command (e.g. circle) in a viewport that is set to world UCS, and then switch to a VP (before selecting cenre point) that has a UCS of X+90, the orientation of the circle switches to the new viewport. I have tried this on various drawings, and the problem is reproduced each time. I have also tested it on 2011 (same computer and same drawing/template) and the circle is drawn as world/plan (which is what I intended) I have tried UCSFOLLOW which doesn't help, and UCSVP which does help (a bit), but I want to have (and have had in the past) various viewports with differing UCS's and the ability to start a command in one viewport/ucs but finish the command in another without losing the original UCS. Confused? I am! Thanks in advance - Binman
  21. CaveMan

    Draw Arc on UCS

    Good Day How does one program to draw an arc(Point, Radius, Angle, Angle) The arc keeps getting drawn according to the WCS? The angles Relate also to the WCS. If a line gets drawn from two Point3D - no problem about the ucs - but arcs and circles retain to WCS even if the user has changed to a UCS? Aye Help needed here Even if just a simple example to draw an arc on current user UCS will be Great Cheers CaveMan
  22. dear, all due to new geo-reference point introduced to project, we need to move all object in drawing identically over 200 files. is there any way to make it batch and automatize the process including insertion of new ucs cordinates? any opinion is well come. thank you in advance.
  23. Block Flattening/ how to enable UCS within a block. I am working on a job that has hundreds of blocks added which have various random z-axiz added. I have been in to the block and tried to Flatten it... I get a forced error returned saying "unable to flatten block z-axis isnt enabled in block editor". So, my question is how do i enable the UCS within Block editor with using the "super flatten" lisp which basically expodes every single block and flattens it and then creates a new block. There must be a way to enable the UCS? Cheers Kepners.
  24. I have an old project where the mleaders were all created in WCS and aligned to it for a preliminary plan set. Now that the plan has progressed to CDs (over a year later) they have rotated the views to a new alignment for the final plans. I'd love to not have to re-do all my mleaders in the new UCS to match the new alignment. Has anyone found a way to update existing mleaders to follow a new UCS? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
  25. Try to check the image, porblem regarding the UCS. I will modify some of the file that was given to me, when I open the file, the axis is like this (the one drawn below, with the yellow X and Y axis), so i tried to change it using the UCS command, so I already changed the axis (same as the drawing below, the original axis.) BUT!, when the axis is already changed, the cursor turns like that (also see the image below), so How can I change my cursor? Who knows about this one, need your help, thanks
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