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  1. Hey guys, first time posting so forgive (and gently correct) any lapses in forum etiquette. So basically I'm trying to automate labeling landscape plans. Looking for a pain-free way to slap an accurate multileader on clusters of blocks, the original of which will have been pulled from a palette. I know what you’re thinking—just use a block name->mleader LISP. Whale, our block names are written in a slightly different format than the desired leader text, for easier lookup. EG: •Block name: Oak-Red •Mleader text: X-Red Oak So an ideal solution: •Needs to pull from palette block description or some attribute other than block name •Needs to be palette-friendly This LISP is really great. BUT, we make our palettes by wblocking each block to its own drawing and then dragging all of those separate drawings into the palette (any other way and the palette moves ridiculously slow). WB saves the block as a drawing and removes block description, meaning the LISP doesn’t work on blocks taken from the palette . So, do y’all know how to rewrite this LISP (is that even allowed—rewriting someone else’s LISP? Sorry, newbie here) to pull the description from the palette display (which I would go through and input) _or_ to retain the original block description through the WB process? Unless y’all can come up with something clever, my workaround is going to be to change the block name to the desired Mleader text (X-Red Oak) and then change the block display name in the palette for easy look-up (Oak-Red), and then use a block name->mleader LISP. This works, but is not ideal—would take an obnoxious amount of time and they’d see “X-Plant Name” when doing bcount (not a huge deal). HALP and thanks!
  2. Hello, I'm using Autocad 2014 as a landscape architect student, and I'm still a beginner. I need to make a series of cross-sections to describe a terrain. I have contours of a 100 km stretch (only from 1 to 20 m) and need roughly 50 sections to describe the landscape. Is there a simple way to get the surface line for each section?? I would very much like to avoid making each by hand I did a little research in here and it seems this thread is closest to mine: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?21255-cross-section it has this "quickprofile.lsp" attached. But i think it has to have the contours on the same layer - i cannot get to work for me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? Thank you
  3. Hello, I am a landscape architect, and have used autocad for the past three years, and I am also familiar with microstation, which I used at a previous job. My question is primarily for the users that are familiar with both products. Unlike much of the drafting I have done in architecture (which is often straight lines and 90 angles), landscape architecture and land planning often requires long sweeping curves that lead into tangent arcs, and or lines. Microstation has a brilliant arc tool that allows one to create beautiful curves that are always tangent. The arc tool also allows placement of the next curve anywhere, as opposed to snapping to an end point. Is there a way to do the described actions in Autocad? Again, if you are unfamiliar with microstation's arc tool, my question may not make sense. Thanks for help.
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