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*Pat
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Can One Use Blocks to Trim?

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08-01-2001 02:47 AM
A2Ki.

I just used a block (dock door) to trim out a wall. I know I did not
explode it. I arrayed the door 2 more times. They won't let me trim! Can
you or can you not use a block to trim? I cannot find this in Help.

Your responses are very much appreciated!

....................Pat
*Jod
Message 2 of 10 (64 Views)

Re: Can One Use Blocks to Trim?

08-01-2001 02:58 AM in reply to: *Pat
I've run into trouble trimming to block entities if they are not in same
ucs.
*Pat
Message 3 of 10 (64 Views)

Re: Can One Use Blocks to Trim?

08-01-2001 02:59 AM in reply to: *Pat
Right along with this problem (intermitten block trims) is the fact that
when I try to draw a line from an endpoint within the block, the beginning
of my new line jumps to some other arbitrary endpoint elsewhere in the
block! The same one each time, but not the endpoint I chose! Please, can
someone tell me whats wacky here? I don't wanna explode everything to draw.

Anyone else seen this????



"Pat" wrote in message
news:636421181DA29B6CE946B35809EAA2FC@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> A2Ki.
>
> I just used a block (dock door) to trim out a wall. I know I did not
> explode it. I arrayed the door 2 more times. They won't let me trim!
Can
> you or can you not use a block to trim? I cannot find this in Help.
>
> Your responses are very much appreciated!
>
> ....................Pat
>
>
*JOHNSON, DC
Message 4 of 10 (64 Views)

Re: Can One Use Blocks to Trim?

08-01-2001 02:59 AM in reply to: *Pat
I have not had any trouble trimming to blocks and I do it all the time

Pat wrote:

> A2Ki.
>
> I just used a block (dock door) to trim out a wall. I know I did not
> explode it. I arrayed the door 2 more times. They won't let me trim! Can
> you or can you not use a block to trim? I cannot find this in Help.
>
> Your responses are very much appreciated!
>
> ....................Pat
*Pat
Message 5 of 10 (64 Views)

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08-01-2001 03:00 AM in reply to: *Pat
Thanks for your comeback. That makes me think something is wrong with mine.



"DC JOHNSON" wrote in message
news:3B68439D.1EBC8AED@WWCENGINEERING.COM...
> I have not had any trouble trimming to blocks and I do it all the time
>
> Pat wrote:
>
> > A2Ki.
> >
> > I just used a block (dock door) to trim out a wall. I know I did not
> > explode it. I arrayed the door 2 more times. They won't let me trim!
Can
> > you or can you not use a block to trim? I cannot find this in Help.
> >
> > Your responses are very much appreciated!
> >
> > ....................Pat
>
*Jod
Message 6 of 10 (64 Views)

Re:

08-01-2001 03:06 AM in reply to: *Pat
Seems like your ucs is not parallel to your view.
*Pat
Message 7 of 10 (64 Views)

Re:

08-01-2001 03:06 AM in reply to: *Pat
I did put the original metes and bounds in World ucs then drew in the bld in
another ucs (saved as BLD) but the blocks are being inserted into the BLD
ucs (which is just a few seconds of a degree off from WORLD), same as the
walls I am trying to trim. Plus there is the fact that when I try to draw a
line from an endpoint in a block it jumps to start at another endpoint
within the block. All elevations are 0.


"Jod" wrote in message news:f06eb7e.2@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I've run into trouble trimming to block entities if they are not in same
> ucs.
>
>
*Pat
Message 8 of 10 (64 Views)

Re:

08-01-2001 03:23 AM in reply to: *Pat
Checked. After I set BLD ucs I entered PLAN. Everything seems as it should
be. After further testing I am finding that only one entity in my personnel
door is "live" and will trim while still a block. Also, it is the only
entity that a new line will jump to when I start a line from another
endpoint within the block. This is crazy. I've gone into the block dwg and
checked BASE, ELEV, UCS etc... I don't understand.



"Jod" wrote in message news:f06eb7e.5@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Seems like your ucs is not parallel to your view.
>
>
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dednie
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Message 9 of 10 (64 Views)

Re: Can One Use Blocks to Trim?

08-12-2001 09:53 PM in reply to: *Pat
Do you have Express Tools loaded? There are Express Tools to extend or trim to blocks.
*Mark
Message 10 of 10 (64 Views)

Re:

08-13-2001 05:30 AM in reply to: *Pat
2000i and 2002 have that feature built
in


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Do
you have Express Tools loaded? There are Express Tools to extend or trim to
blocks.

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