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patrickNX9420
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Graphical Cross Reference - Mr. Nate Holt Please

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02-08-2007 08:00 AM
Hi,

My company schematic diagram need a special graphic font shown as the attached picture file which is Relay Form-C. I understand that there is an AutoCAD Compiled Shape file (AcadEref.SHX) can be used to change it. Can you please tell us how to change it into the desired graphic font for our company?

Thanks in advance,
Patrick
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Graphical Cross Reference - Mr. Nate Holt Please

02-08-2007 10:24 AM in reply to: patrickNX9420
Sorry Patrick,
I don't think this 100% line-by-line text-font approach will work for what
you want to do. The only way I can think of to show the cross-reference
graphics like you show here is to create a separate cross-reference symbol
and then write an external post-processing utility (could be written in
AutoLISP) to populate the symbol's attributes with the cross-ref info. For
now, I guess you could let the existing data go in, copy it by hand to the
special cross-ref symbol you create, and then erase the AcadE cross-ref
leaving your manual version. Not a happy thought, I realize.
Nate.

wrote in message news:5479745@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,

My company schematic diagram need a special graphic font shown as the
attached picture file which is Relay Form-C. I understand that there is an
AutoCAD Compiled Shape file (AcadEref.SHX) can be used to change it. Can you
please tell us how to change it into the desired graphic font for our
company?

Thanks in advance,
Patrick
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
Message 3 of 4 (144 Views)

Re: Graphical Cross Reference - possible work-around

02-09-2007 09:52 PM in reply to: patrickNX9420
Hi Patrick,

There is a possible workaround. This isn't exactly what you want but it
might be modified to get you close. Take a look at this blog posting when
you have time:

http://mfgcommunity.autodesk.com/blogs/blog/7/blogpost/15355/

thanks,
Nate.

wrote in message news:5479745@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,

My company schematic diagram need a special graphic font shown as the
attached picture file which is Relay Form-C. I understand that there is an
AutoCAD Compiled Shape file (AcadEref.SHX) can be used to change it. Can you
please tell us how to change it into the desired graphic font for our
company?

Thanks in advance,
Patrick
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patrickNX9420
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎11-06-2006
Message 4 of 4 (144 Views)

Re: Graphical Cross Reference - possible work-around

02-11-2007 11:58 PM in reply to: patrickNX9420
Hi Nate,

Thank you very much for your reply. After i surfed to your blog, i think i should get an idea on how to create the mentioned cross reference.

Thanks,

Patrick

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