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Dynamic Block Rotation Changes

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12-28-2012 08:58 AM

We have a dynamic section marker block. You can flip it, rotate it and stretch it. Some of our drawings have a lot of them. For some instances of the block that are rotated, opening the drawing or inserting another copy of the block causes the fill in the arrow to move back to its original orientation (see images). The darn things even plot incorrectly. This is a very frustrating issue, and I cannot figure out why it is occurring or how to fix it.


Flipping the broken ones back and forth fixes them, but it is silly that a drafter would have to do that with each one. Is anyone else seeing such odd behavior in dynamic blocks?Correct.PNG




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Re: Dynamic Block Rotation Changes

12-28-2012 09:49 AM in reply to: OwenWhitehouse



can you upload a drawing with this block inserted?


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Re: Dynamic Block Rotation Changes

01-08-2013 06:23 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

I was having similar troubles.  But it seems to be working now.  Take a look through my thread (dwg files included).

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Re: Dynamic Block Rotation Changes

01-08-2013 06:43 AM in reply to: OwenWhitehouse

This isn't just a problem with fill hatch in a dynamic block.  I have had problems in 2012 alone with a solid bhatch pattern.  I made several blocks for our Emergency Evac Plans and the solid hatch would almost act like it was re-defining itself on a move or copy.  It was hit or miss too.  Sometimes just one of a similar block would go haywire and other times several of them would do it at the same instance of a copy. 


I think this may be a release problem with the way hatch is created.  I find if I created it by picking points or a point inside my area, I am much less likely to have this behavior happen than when I let AutoCAD define my boundary by hovering and simply right clicking. I thought that was pretty nice for it to be so intuitive when I first started using it, but with the problems, I don't do it anymore at all.

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Re: Dynamic Block Rotation Changes

01-30-2013 11:40 AM in reply to: steve216586

Steve, that did the trick. I edited the block, deleted that hatch and replaced it using the 'Select objects' option. The boundary is a polyline, so that was easy. I have tested it quite a bit and it seems to be working as expected now. Good call! Many thanks.

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