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Finman14
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Multiline Attribute keeps moving

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07-11-2007 11:17 AM
I'm getting a little frustrated with the multiline attribute. Every time a place it in a block and save the file, the tag moves to the left when I re-open the block file or try to insert the block in another file. Does anyone out there know how to stop the tag from moving? FYI Locking the tags position makes no difference.
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sonablue
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

08-01-2007 11:28 AM in reply to: Finman14
I am having the exact same problem.

I notice that the Properties palette lists my multiline attribute as being justified "middle center" but the only grip on it (when I don't lock position) is placed in the lower left.

Anyone got an answer to this yet??
Sona Greenberg
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Nauman.BIMologist.Mysorewala
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

08-01-2007 11:55 AM in reply to: Finman14
I did not have an answer eeither, it is goofy,

here is a link to my post
http://discussion.autodesk.com/thread.jspa?threadID=588667


Nauman "BIMologist" Mysorewala
http://www.pctroubleshooters.com
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sonablue
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

08-01-2007 12:09 PM in reply to: Finman14
Thanks for linking that thread!

I just posted the problem to Autodesk tech support as well.

To make things more interesting, I'm also getting a fatal error when trying tocreate new sheets from Project Navigator. This only started acting up after adding the mline attribute. Strange.

Perhaps a solution will come out with SP1 (due out this autumn)?
Sona Greenberg
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sonablue
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

08-01-2007 01:16 PM in reply to: Finman14
Aha-- my tech report just got escalated. Woohoo!
Sona Greenberg
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Nauman.BIMologist.Mysorewala
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

09-10-2007 06:31 AM in reply to: Finman14
its a bug, simple as that.


Nauman "BIMologist" Mysorewala
http://www.pctroubleshooters.com
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Finman14
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

09-10-2007 06:59 AM in reply to: Finman14
I found a way around it. It worked for me and I hope it works for you.
1. When you first create the attribute leave it as left justified in
the Justification options in the Text Settings Section of the
Attribute Definition dialog box.
2. Next check the Multiple Lines option in the Mode section of the
Attribute Definition box.
3. Then click the button to the right of the Default Field in the
Attribute section to place the Attribute extents in the drawing.
4. Specify the insert point for the attribute. Keeping in mind that
the insert point will be at the top left of the text box.
5. The text formatting window opens where you enter the
default text or insert a field.
6. Click the Center button for the text paragraph and type in your
field or text.

And that’s it. Position the multi-line attribute so its center where you want it and it will stay put.
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azmand01
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

01-05-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: Finman14

Same problewm here folks.

 

Has Autodesk come back with an answer to scalated problem?

 

Thanks

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azmand01
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Message 9 of 10 (156 Views)

Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

01-05-2012 08:02 AM in reply to: azmand01

Extra.

 

My Block has other dynamic behaviour that I would have to construct from scratch if I need to explode block to edit Multiline Attribute. Not ideal, and I already have done it twice, exploding and putting all the behaviour back again.

 

Autodesk should provide a solution whre we don't need to explode but only lock the position of the attribute inside the BLock.

 

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azmand01
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Registered: ‎01-05-2012
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Re: Multiline Attribute keeps moving

01-05-2012 10:10 AM in reply to: azmand01

Ok, I got around my problem for now.

 

Selected block went into BEDIT, selected Attribute 1, in Properties manager I set Position to Unlock (I was setting it always to Lock as I understood I had to Lock to certain coordinate)

 

Selected Second ATT and set to Unlock again.

 

Closed , saved and the Attributes showed in correct place.

 

 

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