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Dag_Henrik
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Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

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10-03-2013 05:46 AM

Argh!

 

Why can't the Project Wide look up window in the Insert/Edit Child Component tab be re-sized?

 

This is very annoying when the descriptions gain some length, as in the attached image...

 

 

This is in autoCAD E 2012. Maybe it is fixed in 2014?

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rhesusminus
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-04-2013 01:23 AM in reply to: Dag_Henrik

Hi Dag_Henrik.

 

I'm sorry to say that this hasn't been fixed in 2014 either.

And I belive it's quite a job to make this dialog resizeable as well, so don't get your hopes too hig for any newer release.

 

So, maybe this is a good time to swap the DESC1 & DESC 3-lines, so that the unique information is listed first in this dialog :smileysurprised:?

 

But i totally agree with you... It shouldn't have to be like that (Fra Lippo Lippi :smileyvery-happy:!)

 


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Dag_Henrik
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-04-2013 02:36 AM in reply to: rhesusminus

Just had to whine a bit about it...

 

You are totally right about swapping DESC1 and DESC3, but still...

 

Sorry to hear it's not been fixed in 2014 either.

 

Thank you for your reply and awesome link :smileyvery-happy:

Just what I needed on a Friday.

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vladop
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-04-2013 03:44 AM in reply to: Dag_Henrik

Find file wdsym.dcl; I found it on this path C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\Acade\Support\en-US

Make a backup copy of this file e.g. wdsym_original.dcl.

Open  wdsym.dcl in Notepad. In this file find row proj_comp_lst : dialog

That is definition of the dialog box.

49 rows below you should find following row:

 

key="cn_lst";width=95;height=20;allow_accept=true;tabs="2 28 39 60";   // 21-May-02 adjusted tabs

 

Increase width from 95 to e.g. 200 and save the file.

You can also increase height, or experiment with other elements of the dialog, but be sure that you saved a backup copy of the file.

 

Regards,

Vladimir

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Dag_Henrik
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-04-2013 06:30 AM in reply to: vladop

That did the trick!

 

Nice one!

 

Thank you a metric ton and have a nice weekend

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vladop
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-04-2013 09:44 AM in reply to: Dag_Henrik

Thank you, it was problem for me too, but somehow I never took the time to solve it.

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drathak
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-07-2013 05:38 AM in reply to: vladop

Nice!

 

So is the reason it would be hard to make it sizeable because that dialog is done in Diesel rather than .NET or something else more modern?

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rhesusminus
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-07-2013 06:34 AM in reply to: drathak

Exactly :smileyhappy:


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vladop
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-07-2013 08:50 AM in reply to: drathak

DCL is dialog box definition for LISP.

If you want to know more follow this link:

http://www.afralisp.net/dialog-control-language/

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jdenny
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Re: Parent/Sibling Child Component Project Wide look up frustration

10-13-2013 08:48 AM in reply to: Dag_Henrik
As someone has already mentioned, there are DCL files to control all the GUI's and dialog boxes. You can search on the DCL files (which true to this application are spread all over the place) and do a considerable amount of customizing. It is not intuitive as to which batch of DCLs are controlling what, so be sure to use a good editor so you can quickly see the results of the changes you've made. I'm attempting to map them all out so I will be able to make the changes I need. If anyone else has already cross referenced these files, please let us know. Thanks.
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Jeff Denny
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Harris Corporation
Melbourne, Florida

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