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sinergy2020

Hi,

I am new to autocad. I am using Autocad Architecture 2019 on a win 8.1 OS,  8Mb ram/intel i5

I am having a hard time in creating blocks that maintain the same Block units (meters in this case) once this is set.

What I am doing is opening a new .dwg file, create some blocks there and then use those blocks in another .dwg file previously created where I need them to compose my drawing.

 

I have changed the options for the drawing by setting both the Options->User prefrences->Insertion scale to Meters (both in the Source Content Units and in the Target Drawing Units)

but when I close and re open the document the values have changed to unitless, for some reason that I do not understand, making me think that those changes are only valid for the active session?

When I create a block, I set the 'Block unit' property to Meter but after I closed the working document and reopened it, the Block unit is Millimeters....why?

I also changed the 3 system variables INSUNITSOURCE, INSUNITSDEFSOURCE and INSUNITSDEFTARGET to 0 so that the value of the afore mentioned Insertion scale is done according to the value there specified. But in some cases these also keep changing when passing from a document to the other (another .dwg file where I need to use those blocks)

What am I doing wrong?

What is the right why to set a drawing unit so the it stays that way all the time (unless I change it)? It looks like I am not doing the changes at the right level (system level?)

Any help appreciated

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SLW210

Are doing the same unit setup in the new drawing? What are the drawing units set to? Not sure with Architecture, but -DWGUNITS is what you use in Vanilla AutoCAD.

Can you post a block drawing and a drawing you are inserting them into?

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sinergy2020

Hi, thanks for your reply

the file "formas arboles.dwg" is the one containing the blocks that I want to use in the other file

thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer


 

formas arboles.dwg plano topo de trabajo2 - autocad.dwg

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