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  1. Hello everyone, I’ve dove head first into the overwhelming world of Autolisp… and needless to say I’m in way over my head. I’ve been trying to put together a program for AutoCAD 14 with a dialog box that will allow the user to pick from a drop down list of standard materials/click a “select objects” button… apply selected material to 3D solids and have it display the weight based on the volume of the solid/s. Furthermore, I have added two radio buttons: one for imperial measurement and one for metric measurement. There is also another “select objects” Total button to calculate
  2. I have thousands of sketches in autocad and need to calculate the weight for each sketch. The sketches are all in 2D format. The sketches are of shafts with different diameters and lengths. Each shaft has a major diameter and then a varying number of steps each with its own diameter and length. The dimensions of most of the sketches are associated to objects in the sketch; however, there are some sketches with non-associative dimensions. Is it possible to write an AutoLisp program to go through all of these sketches and pull the diameter & length of each shaft (including each diameter
  3. The 2D drawings I am working with were exported from 3D REVIT files to 2D AutoCAD files. There are several XREFed drawings that are both mechanical and architectural from the original REVIT files that for whatever reason, the block's line weights came over with line weights of 70 in those blocks. When I plot, the objects are a blur with the line weight so high. I tried using the command "setbylayer" but that didn't work since nested blocks still had lineweights of 70. Is there a VBA or LISP routine to run through all the blocks (including nested) that can change the line weights to a given num
  4. I am aware some users like their lines very sharp and neat in the layout and make the line weight appear in the printing process. However, I am wondering if I can see the the lines weight applied while drawing in AutoCAD. Is just I believe it will give a better "print preview" as I am working. It will be very annoying to keep going back to print layout to "hummm... How does the line look?" PS: Yes, I know how to change the line weight.
  5. When I am doing fabrication drawings, I resent time spent on the calculator determining profile weights. I use the calculation field in the alternate scale factor to generate item weights. I know that the FINISHED weight of an item is most quickly calculated using the MASSPROP feature, but as it subtracts volume which has been drilled, radiused, chamfered or whatever, I do not use that, as it shorts the fabricator for steel which was removed during fabrication. I typically use metric dimensions with units mm. I use my quick properties palette, and have customized it so that it displays A
  6. Hello out there, In my 2D drawings I use a lot of splines. I restore/convert antique drawings of ancient boats and sailplanes in/to Autocad 2012. I use these drawings as a raster image and draw precisely over the handcrafted lines. So these original drawings contain a lot of hand shaped (organic) formes that go through, by dimension defined, fitpoints (so as indicated on the original plan) and are tangent to other lines elsewhere in the plan. As I draw a lot of these splines, I want to manipulate the default settings in order to save time and effort. Is there a way in Autocad 2012 to
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