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*Wojtynek, Steve
Message 1 of 10 (233 Views)

Inches to Metric Block Insertion Multiplier

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10-11-2002 01:12 AM
Our firm works in the USA and therefore I've set up all our blocks libraries
and DWT files in inches. I've just added a new set of metric DWT templates
to the Cad Customization (based on millimeters) for some international
projects we'll be starting soon.

Is there a magic variable or dialog box setting in AutoCAD that
automatically increases the size of an inserted block by 25.4, or will I
need to create a matching metric blocks library with insertion macros that
have the multuplier in every line?
*Reshef, Ella
Message 2 of 10 (233 Views)

Re: Inches to Metric Block Insertion Multiplier

10-11-2002 01:56 AM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
if you will organize your 'library' as a dwg containing blocks, then you can
use the design center to drag the blocks into the dwg.
one of the miracles of the design center is that the calculation is
automated !! :smileyhappy:

but, you will have to make sure that :
a. dwg units are set (centimeter, inches...light year)
b. your 'library' dwg as well as the blocks in it are made in the proper
units.

Ella
*Wojtynek, Steve
Message 3 of 10 (233 Views)

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10-11-2002 02:00 AM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
Not what I asked... (Design Center is a compared to an
organized pulldown menu blocks library with slides to view and select from.)
*Reshef, Ella
Message 4 of 10 (233 Views)

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10-11-2002 02:10 AM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
i didn't mean to offend you..

sorry, it will not happen again

Ella
*Alexander, Dave
Message 5 of 10 (233 Views)

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10-11-2002 04:38 AM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
At last, someone else not enthused with about design centre.

Dave Alexander
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 6 of 10 (233 Views)

Re: Inches to Metric Block Insertion Multiplier

12-13-2003 05:36 PM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
No magic fix: you will have to deliberately plan for it in each case.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://www.pendean.com
Expanded Links Page
http://www.pendean.com/lt/links.htm
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"Steve Wojtynek" wrote in message
news:73819CC84CDE547157BA8A715B83A65B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Our firm works in the USA and therefore I've set up all our blocks
libraries
> and DWT files in inches. I've just added a new set of metric DWT
templates
> to the Cad Customization (based on millimeters) for some international
> projects we'll be starting soon.
>
> Is there a magic variable or dialog box setting in AutoCAD that
> automatically increases the size of an inserted block by 25.4, or will I
> need to create a matching metric blocks library with insertion macros that
> have the multuplier in every line?
>
>
*Wojtynek, Steve
Message 7 of 10 (233 Views)

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12-13-2003 05:36 PM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
Wasn't offended. I'm just tired that most of the new fangled AutoCAD
features actually slow you down. Recent drops in AutoCAD sales apparently
justify my position.


"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:A6B47D0E705AB063A303EBD364F5D10@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> No magic fix: you will have to deliberately plan for it in each case.
>
> --
> Dean Saadallah
> http://www.pendean.com
> Expanded Links Page
> http://www.pendean.com/lt/links.htm
> --
>
> "Steve Wojtynek" wrote in message
> news:73819CC84CDE547157BA8A715B83A65B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Our firm works in the USA and therefore I've set up all our blocks
> libraries
> > and DWT files in inches. I've just added a new set of metric DWT
> templates
> > to the Cad Customization (based on millimeters) for some international
> > projects we'll be starting soon.
> >
> > Is there a magic variable or dialog box setting in AutoCAD that
> > automatically increases the size of an inserted block by 25.4, or will I
> > need to create a matching metric blocks library with insertion macros
that
> > have the multuplier in every line?
> >
> >
>
>
*Alexander, Dave
Message 8 of 10 (233 Views)

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12-13-2003 05:36 PM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
What we do is have two types of blocks, one is a graphic block, (note
symbol) that is scaled by the plote scale and dimensioned equipment blocks
that are inserted at a scale of 1. But we also have one set of metric blocks
and one set of imperial blocks. They are the same except the base unit is
25mm for metric and 1 inch for imperial. The block names are the same except
that the imperial blocks begin with " I " and the metric blocks begin with "
M ". We use a startup lisp that reads the dimscale setting of a drawing and
if it is a metric scale, 1:50, 1:100, etc , it sets a mpfx lisp variable to
" M " and if the dimscale is imperial , 1"= 48'0" ( 1:48) then the mpfx is "
I ". A little menu lisp strcats the M or I to the block name with the path
and Bob's your uncle.

Dave Alexander
*Sandy Workman
Message 9 of 10 (233 Views)

Re: Inches to Metric Block Insertion Multiplier

01-07-2004 09:59 AM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
Does anyone else deal with 'hard' 'soft' and 'true' Metric issues? "Saadallah, Dean" wrote in message news:27541548.1071808335799.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > No magic fix: you will have to deliberately plan for it in each case. > > -- > Dean Saadallah > http://www.pendean.com > Expanded Links Page > http://www.pendean.com/lt/links.htm > -- > > "Steve Wojtynek" wrote in message > news:73819CC84CDE547157BA8A715B83A65B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb... > > Our firm works in the USA and therefore I've set up all our blocks > libraries > > and DWT files in inches. I've just added a new set of metric DWT > templates > > to the Cad Customization (based on millimeters) for some international > > projects we'll be starting soon. > > > > Is there a magic variable or dialog box setting in AutoCAD that > > automatically increases the size of an inserted block by 25.4, or will I > > need to create a matching metric blocks library with insertion macros that > > have the multuplier in every line? > > > > > > >
*Sandy Workman
Message 10 of 10 (233 Views)

Re: Inches to Metric Block Insertion Multiplier

01-07-2004 10:24 AM in reply to: *Wojtynek, Steve
Does anyone have clear definitions for 'soft' 'hard' 'true' metric . . . and which you use on Metric required projects? "Saadallah, Dean" wrote in message news:27541548.1071808335799.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > No magic fix: you will have to deliberately plan for it in each case. > > -- > Dean Saadallah > http://www.pendean.com > Expanded Links Page > http://www.pendean.com/lt/links.htm > -- > > "Steve Wojtynek" wrote in message > news:73819CC84CDE547157BA8A715B83A65B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb... > > Our firm works in the USA and therefore I've set up all our blocks > libraries > > and DWT files in inches. I've just added a new set of metric DWT > templates > > to the Cad Customization (based on millimeters) for some international > > projects we'll be starting soon. > > > > Is there a magic variable or dialog box setting in AutoCAD that > > automatically increases the size of an inserted block by 25.4, or will I > > need to create a matching metric blocks library with insertion macros that > > have the multuplier in every line? > > > > > > >
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