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ToanDN
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Repeating Detail

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05-06-2010 03:55 PM
Can I have Repeating Detail that use a Generic Annotation Symbol as its pattern? The reason is that I need it to display consistantly in different scales. For now I have to create one for each scale.

Thanks - Toan
*Doug Bowers
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Re: Repeating Detail

05-07-2010 01:26 PM in reply to: ToanDN
Toan,

It depends. What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to get the
repeating detail to repeat directly adjacent to each other regardless of the
scale, or spaced a certain distance apart regardless of the scale?

It isn't horribly bad to create a family to repeat at a specific distance
regardless of scale, but it does take a bit of time to create it and is hard
to fully detail here. You can do it with a family nested inside another
family.
1. Create a new family (Base Family) based upon a Generic Annotation family
and place your graphics or text as desired.
2. Create a new family (Line Family) based upon a Detail Component Line
Based family and load your Base Family into it.

The basics are that you will want to use an Array inside the Line Family to
repeat the Base Family and create some parameters that control how the item
is arrayed.

Use the Annotation -> Detail -> Detail Component function to place the
detail instead of using the Repeating Detail option.

This is a very basic description and is by no means a complete description
of the entire process. However, hopefully it gives you a starting point to
work from to develop what you are after. It isn't as easy as just creating
a repeating detail, unfortunately.

Doug
www.dougbowersconsulting.com
blog: http://aectechtalk.wordpress.com



"ZEROrdinary" wrote in message news:6387298@discussion.autodesk.com...
Can I have Repeating Detail that use a Generic Annotation Symbol as its
pattern? The reason is that I need it to display consistantly in different
scales. For now I have to create one for each scale.

Thanks - Toan
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ToanDN
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Registered: ‎09-26-2006
Message 3 of 7 (767 Views)

Re: Repeating Detail

05-07-2010 01:50 PM in reply to: ToanDN
Doug - Thanks for the good guidance. I will try that.

I think the attached can explain what I need to accomplish. These tapes are for the Code Sheets which may varies in scale from one Sheet to another depends on the size of the plan.
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ToanDN
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Message 4 of 7 (767 Views)

Re: Repeating Detail

05-07-2010 02:58 PM in reply to: ToanDN
So I created a line based family with a nested generic annotation family as suggested. Added an array parameter = length parameter / one unit length. But when I loaded the family in a view that has a scale different than the scale when I created the length and array parameters, it went awry. Basically the symbol scaled itself as expected, but the length parameter value did not. Am I missing something?

Thanks - Toan

RAC2009
*Doug Bowers
Message 5 of 7 (767 Views)

Re: Repeating Detail

05-07-2010 05:35 PM in reply to: ToanDN
Creating linetypes like those aren't the easiest thing to do.

I will try to make some time to review your family in detail the next few
days and see what I can come up with for you.

Doug

"ZEROrdinary" wrote in message news:6387879@discussion.autodesk.com...
So I created a line based family with a nested generic annotation family as
suggested. Added an array parameter = length parameter / one unit length.
But when I loaded the family in a view that has a scale different than the
scale when I created the length and array parameters, it went awry.
Basically the symbol scaled itself as expected, but the length parameter
value did not. Am I missing something?

Thanks - Toan

RAC2009
*Doug Bowers
Message 6 of 7 (767 Views)

Re: Repeating Detail

05-10-2010 02:16 PM in reply to: ToanDN
Toan,

My apologies, as I am not able to get it to work for your situation as you
desire. Using repeating details for different scales may be your best bet
after all.

Doug

"ZEROrdinary" wrote in message news:6387879@discussion.autodesk.com...
So I created a line based family with a nested generic annotation family as
suggested. Added an array parameter = length parameter / one unit length.
But when I loaded the family in a view that has a scale different than the
scale when I created the length and array parameters, it went awry.
Basically the symbol scaled itself as expected, but the length parameter
value did not. Am I missing something?

Thanks - Toan

RAC2009
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ToanDN
Posts: 1,849
Registered: ‎09-26-2006
Message 7 of 7 (767 Views)

Re: Repeating Detail

05-10-2010 02:33 PM in reply to: ToanDN
Doug - I really appreciate you spending time looking into this. My attempt wasn't succesful but I did learn a few things in the process that will be valuable for other tasks.

I stick with the conventional Repeating Detail for now.

Thanks again - Toan

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