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Block rotating when using Block Replace

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Cidona

Dear Forum.

 

Any assistance in this regards would be very much appreciated...

 

Please see attached drawing. There are two blocks. There is 1 instance of "Spk_Umbrella_1" (located at 0,0,0) and hundreds of "Fitting11_7101". I'm looking to replace all the "Fitting11_11" with "Spk_Umbrella_1", however when I do the "Block Replace" command (from Express Tools) when it changes the block it 'flips it' to the wrong orientation.

 

The block "Spk Umbrella_1" is combination of 3D Faces.

 

Thanks again for any insight/solutions.

1st Flr Umbrellas.dwg

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mikekmx

the easiest solution may be to select all the blocks that have been 'flipped' and then in 'properties', 'geometry', change one of the scales

E.G.

from

x = 1

y = 1

z = 1

to

x=1

y = -1

z = 1

 

if y & z are greyed out you will have to open the block in block editor and select 'no' for 'scale uniformly'.

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Cidona

Thank you very much much for your reply mikekmx!!

 

However, I'm still stuck. When I change the z from 1 to -1 it flips it 180 degrees, however I only want it flipped 90. Please see attached screen shot. Changing x & y didn't help.

 

FlippedBlocks.jpg

 

Any further suggestions would be great!

 

Thank you!

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mikekmx

that's the easy fix out the window then.

another solution might be to remake the errant block but with x y &/or z rotated to suit. it might take a bit of trial and error. call the modified block a new name or if you want to keep the name, remove all instances of that block & do a purge before you insert the modified block .

 

sorry, but i am just on my laptop atm & can't try this for you right now.

the above is just a suggestion to try. someone may well come along with a tested solution.

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Cidona

That works as a 'work around' so perfect for me!

 

Thank you very much for your help mikekmx!!!

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mikekmx

ace :-)

 

mods - please change my success rating from 0/443 to 1/444

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