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mbos015
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X-Y Grid Referencing not working???

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08-24-2004 08:38 PM
I am running AutoCAD Electrical 2005.
When I setup the x-y grid referencing, I set the origin, the grid spacing and then get it to display grid labels on the drawing.
This is all well and good, the labels appear at the correct spacing (X=2.55, Y=2.55) and from the correct origin (although sometimes it creates the labels form 0,0. not the origin I specify, weird??) anyway when I place a component in say zone A-1 the tag is correct. Then I place a component in zone B-1 and the tag still says A-1. Then I place a component in zone K-1 and the tag is C-1. Then I move down to A-9 and the tag is A-1. The horizontal is totally out of wack and the vertical never changes no mater how far down I go. What is going on???? Is this a unit setup thing, imperial , metric or scaling or what. The demo project the that uses x-grid only seems to works ok??? help???? this is really annoying me. I have attached my title block
*Nate Holt
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Re: X-Y Grid Referencing not working???

08-25-2004 10:55 AM in reply to: mbos015
Please send a sample of an actual dwg you're having trouble with, not the template. Your template does not have the wd_m block inserted so there's no way to tell what might be amiss. "mbos015" wrote in message news:24227244.1093405150916.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > I am running AutoCAD Electrical 2005. > When I setup the x-y grid referencing, I set the origin, the grid spacing and then get it to display grid labels on the drawing. > This is all well and good, the labels appear at the correct spacing (X=2.55, Y=2.55) and from the correct origin (although sometimes it creates the labels form 0,0. not the origin I specify, weird??) anyway when I place a component in say zone A-1 the tag is correct. Then I place a component in zone B-1 and the tag still says A-1. Then I place a component in zone K-1 and the tag is C-1. Then I move down to A-9 and the tag is A-1. The horizontal is totally out of wack and the vertical never changes no mater how far down I go. What is going on???? Is this a unit setup thing, imperial , metric or scaling or what. The demo project the that uses x-grid only seems to works ok??? help???? this is really annoying me. I have attached my title block
*Steve Kemp
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Re: X-Y Grid Referencing not working???

08-25-2004 11:35 AM in reply to: mbos015
One thing I noticed about this template is the UCS seems to have been moved. I set the UCS back to default location by typing in 'UCS' at the command line and then typing in 'W' for world and then things seems to fall into place a little better. Attached is a drawing were I used your template, set the UCS to World and then set it up for X-Y Grid. The components seem to get the correct X-Y Grid values. My labels are in Green on this drawing. I could not get quite the same configuration you specify below though. You mentioned placing a component in the K-1 zone, but using the 2.55 spacing and the with of the title block, I was un able to get a K zone, but this is at least something to look at. I am pretty sure it has to do with the UCS have being moved in your Template drawing. Steve "mbos015" wrote in message news:24227244.1093405150916.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > I am running AutoCAD Electrical 2005. > When I setup the x-y grid referencing, I set the origin, the grid spacing and then get it to display grid labels on the drawing. > This is all well and good, the labels appear at the correct spacing (X=2.55, Y=2.55) and from the correct origin (although sometimes it creates the labels form 0,0. not the origin I specify, weird??) anyway when I place a component in say zone A-1 the tag is correct. Then I place a component in zone B-1 and the tag still says A-1. Then I place a component in zone K-1 and the tag is C-1. Then I move down to A-9 and the tag is A-1. The horizontal is totally out of wack and the vertical never changes no mater how far down I go. What is going on???? Is this a unit setup thing, imperial , metric or scaling or what. The demo project the that uses x-grid only seems to works ok??? help???? this is really annoying me. I have attached my title block
*Steve Kemp
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Re: X-Y Grid Referencing not working???

08-25-2004 11:37 AM in reply to: mbos015
Sorry, forgot the attachment. "Steve Kemp" wrote in message news:412cdbe0$1_2@newsprd01... > One thing I noticed about this template is the UCS seems to have been moved. > I set the UCS back to default location by typing in 'UCS' at the command > line and then typing in 'W' for world and then things seems to fall into > place a little better. > > Attached is a drawing were I used your template, set the UCS to World and > then set it up for X-Y Grid. The components seem to get the correct X-Y > Grid values. My labels are in Green on this drawing. > > I could not get quite the same configuration you specify below though. You > mentioned placing a component in the K-1 zone, but using the 2.55 spacing > and the with of the title block, I was un able to get a K zone, but this is > at least something to look at. I am pretty sure it has to do with the UCS > have being moved in your Template drawing. > > Steve > > "mbos015" wrote in message > news:24227244.1093405150916.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > > I am running AutoCAD Electrical 2005. > > When I setup the x-y grid referencing, I set the origin, the grid spacing > and then get it to display grid labels on the drawing. > > This is all well and good, the labels appear at the correct spacing > (X=2.55, Y=2.55) and from the correct origin (although sometimes it creates > the labels form 0,0. not the origin I specify, weird??) anyway when I place > a component in say zone A-1 the tag is correct. Then I place a component in > zone B-1 and the tag still says A-1. Then I place a component in zone K-1 > and the tag is C-1. Then I move down to A-9 and the tag is A-1. The > horizontal is totally out of wack and the vertical never changes no mater > how far down I go. What is going on???? Is this a unit setup thing, imperial > , metric or scaling or what. The demo project the that uses x-grid only > seems to works ok??? help???? this is really annoying me. I have attached my > title block > >

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