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  1. I've been trying to find existing lisp routines to do the following for a while now (off and on). While I have found some that will change values of Attributes or the text width for every piece of text in a drawing, that is not what I need done. I need a lisp routine that will be manually modified with the current Attribute TAG and Block name based on client titleblock. It can't require manual selection (user input) as this will be used in a script to batch run the lisp routine. To kind of summarize, I would like the ability to specify a block name and attribute tag name (in the specified block) and be able to set the text width factor in the drawing to account for longer filenames per client requests. This is only for the 1 attribute in all drawings. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Here is an example: Titleblock has: Attribute: File name TAG: DRAWINGNO Value: Linked to actual filename with a field Current text width factor is .8 and it needs to be .7 to fit within the titleblock space.
  2. Hello all, got a little text style problem over here Background info: I am trying to tackle the problem of making a searchable PDF from a drawing with simplex font. From what I have read that is not possible without using OCR, which is unreliable. To work around this I am trying to convert ALL text in a drawing to Arial with width factor = 1, then print to PDF, then undo the changes and leave the font intact (permanently changing the font is not an option here due to standards that I cannot change). So far, I have made a command that converts all text styles to Arial and width factor=1. Unfortunately, as pointed out in this thread, changing the text style width does not push changes to all text. The problem: I am trying to make a lisp routine that forces all text to adopt the width given by their text style (or simply a width of 1, doesn't matter to me). I have tried "REGEN" and "REGENALL"; neither worked. I'm thinking there's a way to do it with the right SSGET filter, but the documentation for SSGET is very confusing to me. I have attached a drawing to show what I mean. The top text and bottom text both use the same style, yet the top text is narrower. I don't see widthfactor in the quick properties for it; the only way that I know of to change it is changing the text style and then changing it back again. I would like to be able to do it with a single command using lisp. Any help would be greatly appreciated Drawing1.dwg
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