AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009

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Block rotating based on cursor location

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08-22-2012 08:00 AM

When I select certain blocks from my tool palette, I see the block following my cursor waiting for me to select an insertion point.  No problem, that's what I've always seen with AutoCAD.  But now, depending on where I hover my cursor, the block image rotates as I move over entities. The block aligns and rotates itself depending on which side of a line I hover over. Make sense?  Is there a variable that controls this self aligning of a block at insert?  This is new to me.

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Re: Block rotating based on cursor location

08-22-2012 10:05 AM in reply to: montero1



>> Is there a variable that controls this self aligning of a block at insert?

It's the defintiion of the block that has the alignment-parameter (>>>details<<<) built in.


>> Make sense?

In some cases yes. Imagine you have walls of an architectural on any angle and you want to place a block for an exelcticval socket onto it. It should stay 90° to the wall ==> and for that sample the alignment-parameter is great (as it is for a lot of other jobs also).


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