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Block insert: Immense!

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Autocad,

 

Not 'new', just not very 'accomplished'.

 

I have a .dwg with blocks which are OK on the existing drawing, but a re-insertion has them becoming immense. Pop-up shows: units: unitless conversion: 6336.0000 followed by a litany of 'specify ...

 

I have tried and have reset 'insunits' to 1.

 

The upper menu: insert: Blocks: show Block unit Unit: 'inches' Factor: 1.000

 

A block which is immense on insertion, but OK on the existing .dwg, if exploded, re-named and created as a new block re-inserts OK.

 

What now???

 

Thanks /s/ Bob

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Autocad,

 

Minor correction: the number above is: 63360.000 (which IS even more immense).

 

Same problem on other drawings on Autocad 2016

 

Enjoy /s/ Bob

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ReMark

Attach a copy of the drawing to your next post. Someone here will take a look at it and get back to you. We need a .DWG file not an image file. Got it? Good. Go.

 

By the way, who did the original drawing and what is the source of the blocks?

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Autocad,

 

I hope this is done OK.

 

I created this original file, and (I'm pretty sure) all of the blocks.

 

Thanks /s/ Bob

PP-11-- 8-16.dwg

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ReMark

Give us the name of one of the blocks you're having problems with.

 

California? Any chance you are using metric units?

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Remark,

 

Blocks with problems: All of them. Any insert is 'immense' probably that 63360:1 times. Happens on any file that I open. Not using metric.

 

Thanks /s/ Bob

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ReMark

I inserted one of the blocks that came with the drawing and it seemed fine. We are talking about any block who's name appears in the drop-down list when the INSERT command is invoked are we not?

 

Was the drawing done "to scale" as one might do manually on a drafting board?

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Remark,

 

Yes, any file on the drop-down list displays the same characteristic -- immense. .dwg is not scaled - drawn 1:1 decimal inches 0.000".

Must be a 'glitch' in my computer program. I have done a re-install, with no change. I have 2011 Autocad mechanical, which works OK.

 

Thanks /s/ Bob

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Dadgad

It doesn't appear to have been scaled in model space. When I insert the pilot into an Autocad Imperial inches template, he comes in pretty close to 6 feet tall.

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Dadgad,

 

Please see my comments to ReMark. Strange behavior, and I'm not clever enough to fix it.

Thanks /s/ Bob

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Dadgad

What are your INSUNITSDEFTARGET?

pilot insunitsdetarget.JPG

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Dadgad,

 

It was, and is set to 1.

 

Thanks /s/ Bob

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ReMark

A reinstall was an over-reaction. I would have started with a REPAIR of the installation. The two are not the same.

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rhbelter

Ahoy, ReMark,

 

Sorry, I failed to mention that I did a 'repair' first, with no effect.

 

Thanks /s/ Bob

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Dadgad

I just inserted your pilot block into a new Imperial drawing with no template, and he came in at a lean, mean 87kb.

 

By the way having read your bio, I am having a hard time believing that you are not clever. :beer:

lean mean flying machine.JPG

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Dadgad

And lest we forget, rhbelter, welcome to CADTutor! :)

Edited by Dadgad

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Dadgad,

 

That 'pilot' is one of the first things which I did on Autocad. Source was some thick book on ergonomics, to be scaled and cut out of plywood. This works better.

 

Enjoy /s/ Bob

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Dadgad

Then it is no small wonder, that he appears to be so anatomically correct, proportionately. :)

 

I suspect that the intense enjoyment of flight, which you captured so well in his profile, mimics your own.

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rhbelter

Ahoy, Autocad folk,

 

A very handy file. You can explode it, scale it, and 'maneuver' it. People do vary, as known by anyone who has been to a 'Bikini Beach', but this ain't such.

 

Enjoy /s/ Bob

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Dadgad

Thanks for that, you silver tongued devil. 8)

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