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matthewmichaelagee
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Registered: ‎12-11-2007
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Revcloud Arc Length - Min/Max Random vs. Cursor Speed Proportional

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12-11-2012 03:12 PM

We've recently upgraded our entire office from AutoCAD 2008 to AutoCAD 2013, a mixture of full and LT seats.  We've all begun encountering the same glitch with the Revcloud command:

 

Previously, within the revcloud command, we could specify a minimum and a maximum arc length, from which it would draw a freehand cloud composed of heterogenously random arc lengths within the range specified by the minimum and maximum values.  We could also draw a freehand cloud composed of homogenous uniform arc lengths by specifying the minimum and maximum arc length at the same value.  Revclouds constructed from pline objects exhibited the same behavior.

 

These revclouds, particuarly in freehand use, were nicely irregular and composed of heterogenously random arc lengths.  They popped out visually against the regular and regimented linework and text of a typical drawing, immediately drawing one's attention to the clouded material.

 

Since our upgrade, freehand revcloud arc lengths seem to strictly correlate with cursor speed, with no randomness whatsoever.  Minimum arc lengths on freehand clouds are only loosely associated with the specified minmum value (by a factor of about 2) and they scale up with cursor speed to no apparent limitation on maximum length, ignoring the specified maximum value altogether.  Revclouds constructed from pline objects only crudely approximate randomness, with perhaps three or four repeating lengths in a quasi-heterogenous distribution.

 

Is there some setting, variable, or registry key which restores the freehand functionality, random arc lengths, and heterogenous distribution of the previous revclouds?

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GrantsPirate
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Registered: ‎08-15-2008
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Re: Revcloud Arc Length - Min/Max Random vs. Cursor Speed Proportional

12-12-2012 08:18 AM in reply to: matthewmichaelagee

Sounds like it was broken in the upgrade.  What I do is after creating the revcloud with either method, I start the command again and use the Object option I pick the cloud I just made, seems to randomize it some.

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itbemedg
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Registered: ‎02-16-2011
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Re: Revcloud Arc Length - Min/Max Random vs. Cursor Speed Proportional

12-12-2012 10:03 AM in reply to: matthewmichaelagee

You can specifiy different arc lengths to make it appear random. The maximum arc length cannot be more than 3 times the minimum arc length.

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