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*Oakley, Michael
Message 1 of 5 (1,417 Views)

Copy from Xref files.

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12-03-1999 01:02 PM
Maybe I am missing something, but it would be nice to be able to copy
selected elements that reside in an Xref to the design file. This would
work similar to the copying from a reference file in Microstation.
Select the items with a fence and copy, copy move, copy rotate, copy
mirror, etc. into the current design file.
--
Michael OAKLEY
Engineering Technologist
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 2003, MS 8054
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8054

e-mail: oak@ornl.gov
phone: (423) 574-4983
pager: (423) 873-6154
fax: (423) 576-5868
*Van Tichelen, Raf
Message 2 of 5 (1,417 Views)

Re: Copy from Xref files.

12-05-1999 11:51 AM in reply to: *Oakley, Michael
This would be a great idea of course.

Maybee it would be nice that the folks at Autodesk listen to what users who
come from other programs think of AutoCAD.
Especialy the Microstation users that start at our office always ask logical
questions like that.

Michael Oakley wrote in message
news:38482FF3.148D48C6@y12.doe.gov...
> Maybe I am missing something, but it would be nice to be able to copy
> selected elements that reside in an Xref to the design file. This would
> work similar to the copying from a reference file in Microstation.
> Select the items with a fence and copy, copy move, copy rotate, copy
> mirror, etc. into the current design file.
> --
> Michael OAKLEY
> Engineering Technologist
> Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
> P.O. Box 2003, MS 8054
> Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8054
>
> e-mail: oak@ornl.gov
> phone: (423) 574-4983
> pager: (423) 873-6154
> fax: (423) 576-5868
*Hurley, Shaan
Message 3 of 5 (1,417 Views)

Re:

12-05-1999 06:10 PM in reply to: *Oakley, Michael
Raf,

We do listen to all users in fact I went to all 4 Autodesk University events
around the United States, attend user groups, and participate in many of
these discussion groups on my own time to listen and assist where I can. So
the functionality you want is to be able to open a externally referenced
drawing of the parent into a new window and also be able to copy selected
elements to the parent. We hear you.

Sincerely,

Shaan Hurley
Autodesk Beta Programs
http://betaprograms.autodesk.com

Raf Van Tichelen wrote in message
news:82efjn$2mh7@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
This would be a great idea of course.

Maybee it would be nice that the folks at Autodesk listen to what users who
come from other programs think of AutoCAD.
Especialy the Microstation users that start at our office always ask logical
questions like that.

Michael Oakley wrote in message
news:38482FF3.148D48C6@y12.doe.gov...
> Maybe I am missing something, but it would be nice to be able to copy
> selected elements that reside in an Xref to the design file. This would
> work similar to the copying from a reference file in Microstation.
> Select the items with a fence and copy, copy move, copy rotate, copy
> mirror, etc. into the current design file.
> --
> Michael OAKLEY
> Engineering Technologist
> Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
> P.O. Box 2003, MS 8054
> Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8054
>
> e-mail: oak@ornl.gov
> phone: (423) 574-4983
> pager: (423) 873-6154
> fax: (423) 576-5868
*Schillace, Eva
Message 4 of 5 (1,417 Views)

Re: Copy from Xref files.

12-06-1999 06:58 AM in reply to: *Oakley, Michael
Michael,

Have you tried the NCOPY express tool? It'll only let you pick one object
at a time, but otherwise works as you describe.
I agree, it'd be nice to fence a bunch of things at once. Better still
would be if NCOPY had the option to put the copy on the same layer in the
parent as in the xref.

-Eva

Michael Oakley wrote:

> Maybe I am missing something, but it would be nice to be able to copy
> selected elements that reside in an Xref to the design file. This would
> work similar to the copying from a reference file in Microstation.
> Select the items with a fence and copy, copy move, copy rotate, copy
> mirror, etc. into the current design file.
> --
> Michael OAKLEY
> Engineering Technologist
> Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
> P.O. Box 2003, MS 8054
> Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8054
>
> e-mail: oak@ornl.gov
> phone: (423) 574-4983
> pager: (423) 873-6154
> fax: (423) 576-5868
*Oakley, Michael
Message 5 of 5 (1,417 Views)

Re:

12-07-1999 03:56 AM in reply to: *Oakley, Michael
Shaan,

Just to be fair, you have been most helpful in regards to my A2K
plotting problem and my Calcomp 720c plotter. The new HDI drivers work
great.

The capability to copy elements directly into an existing design file
from an X-Ref would be most helpful. I do that all the time in
Microstation, I can put the referenced geometry right where I want it
and copy selected elements in.

I am currently working on some piping drawings (not my discipline by the
way) in Acad R14 and constantly need to copy geometry from one file to
another. The only way I have been able to do this is to open the file
with the needed geometry wblock out what is needed then open the design
file and insert/x-plode the block/file. Very time consumming.

Shaan Hurley wrote:
>
> Raf,
>
> We do listen to all users in fact I went to all 4 Autodesk University events
> around the United States, attend user groups, and participate in many of
> these discussion groups on my own time to listen and assist where I can. So
> the functionality you want is to be able to open a externally referenced
> drawing of the parent into a new window and also be able to copy selected
> elements to the parent. We hear you.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Shaan Hurley
> Autodesk Beta Programs
> http://betaprograms.autodesk.com
>
> Raf Van Tichelen wrote in message
> news:82efjn$2mh7@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> This would be a great idea of course.
>
> Maybee it would be nice that the folks at Autodesk listen to what users who
> come from other programs think of AutoCAD.
> Especialy the Microstation users that start at our office always ask logical
> questions like that.
>
> Michael Oakley wrote in message
> news:38482FF3.148D48C6@y12.doe.gov...
> > Maybe I am missing something, but it would be nice to be able to copy
> > selected elements that reside in an Xref to the design file. This would
> > work similar to the copying from a reference file in Microstation.
> > Select the items with a fence and copy, copy move, copy rotate, copy
> > mirror, etc. into the current design file.
> > --
> > Michael OAKLEY
> > Engineering Technologist
> > Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
> > P.O. Box 2003, MS 8054
> > Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8054
> >
> > e-mail: oak@ornl.gov
> > phone: (423) 574-4983
> > pager: (423) 873-6154
> > fax: (423) 576-5868

--
Michael OAKLEY
Engineering Technologist
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 2003, MS 8054
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8054

e-mail: oak@ornl.gov
phone: (423) 574-4983
pager: (423) 873-6154
fax: (423) 576-5868

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