Jump to content
ssartor

Some simple questions

Recommended Posts

ssartor

1. How does the stretch command work? I'm trying to scale an object solely in the Y-direction. Is making a block out of all the objects I want to scale the only way to do this?

 

2. I have a few blocks that I want to make icons for so that I can just click them from the ribbon. Is this possible?

 

3. How can I set text defaults? i.e. I'm inserting a lot of multi-line text and I always want to justify it MC (middle center) but the default is TL I believe, is there anyway to change this?

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tzframpton
1. How does the stretch command work? I'm trying to scale an object solely in the Y-direction. Is making a block out of all the objects I want to scale the only way to do this?
It depends on the object. A rectangle for instance can be stretched in the Y direction very easily, whereas a polygon will not stretch accordingly. Making a block is definitely one of the easiest ways to stretch/scale something in a single axis. I know there are LISP routines that are floating around that expedite this function very effectively.

 

2. I have a few blocks that I want to make icons for so that I can just click them from the ribbon. Is this possible?
Look into using Tool Palettes instead. This will do everything you are asking in this particular request. They are a vital part of any designer's needs for block repository and customization needs.

 

3. How can I set text defaults? i.e. I'm inserting a lot of multi-line text and I always want to justify it MC (middle center) but the default is TL I believe, is there anyway to change this?
Sure. First you'll want to get familiar with the Tool Palettes like I noted above. This way you can create a Block from a MTEXT object, which basically saves the settings. Using Tool Palettes you can access this MTEXT object to quickly insert it into your drawing, without any need for adjustments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ssartor

Thanks, for the answers. Where is a good place to learn more about tool palettes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
resullins

If you can register with Autodesk University, do that. Look up the Archived lessons, and search for Tool Palettes. I learned from the one by Mike Murphy, he's pretty good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JD Mather
... Mike Murphy, he's pretty good!

 

Is it Mike or Matt?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
resullins

You're right... it's Matt. I do know a Mike Murphy though. Whoops.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...