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rhots
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cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independantly

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01-03-2013 12:09 PM

Mirrored blocks with annotative attributes, I know I can scale each one individually, but there are over one hundred. It would be nice to use the properties box and type in the scale. As soon as I type in the "x" scale, y and z follow! I need to put in negatives in x only.

Why do y and z automatically follow x?!?!?

Thanks,

Rick

Rhots,

 

Alfred has it right. Try this.

 

  1. Initiate the BLOCK command.
  2. Find your block in the Name list box.
  3. Under Behavior, uncheck Annotative then uncheck Scale uniformly
  4. Click OK and allow AutoCAD to redefine the block
  5. Use ATTSYNC to update the block insertions
  6. Select all of the blocks
  7. Use the properties editor to edit the x, y , and z scales independently.

 

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heinsite
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Message 2 of 7 (553 Views)

Re: cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independantly

01-06-2013 05:26 PM in reply to: rhots

The "Scale Uniformly" block was checked in the block definition.  You'll need to redefine the block without that requirement.

 

Dave.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independantly

01-07-2013 01:20 AM in reply to: rhots

Hi,

 

the options "Annotative = yes" and "Scale uniformly = no" can't be combined in that way.

If it's annotative, then it has to be uniformly scaled.

So either uncheck Annotative too or define a new block with another aspect ratio and use that when you need it.

 

- alfred -

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Re: cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independantly

01-08-2013 06:17 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Just checking to see if the above suggestions have resolved your inquiry.  If they have, please check "Accept as Solution".  If not, please let us know so we can further assist.

 

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rhots
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Message 5 of 7 (511 Views)

Re: cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independantly

01-08-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: rhots

No, I (adt2010) do not have the capability to adjust yes or no for annotative, and I do not see "scale uniformly'

when I "bedit' the block the definitions are NOT annotative. but the block is annotative

see attachment

 

 

the options "Annotative = yes" and "Scale uniformly = no" can't be combined in that way.

If it's annotative, then it has to be uniformly scaled.

So either uncheck Annotative too or define a new block with another aspect ratio and use that when you need it.

 

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W2CAD
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Message 6 of 7 (494 Views)

Re: cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independently

01-08-2013 12:45 PM in reply to: rhots

Rhots,

 

Alfred has it right. Try this.

 

  1. Initiate the BLOCK command.
  2. Find your block in the Name list box.
  3. Under Behavior, uncheck Annotative then uncheck Scale uniformly
  4. Click OK and allow AutoCAD to redefine the block
  5. Use ATTSYNC to update the block insertions
  6. Select all of the blocks
  7. Use the properties editor to edit the x, y , and z scales independently.

 


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heinsite
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Message 7 of 7 (481 Views)

Re: cannot use properties box to scale x y and z independently

01-08-2013 03:41 PM in reply to: W2CAD

You're on a roll today with Block problem solutions!  :smileywink:

 

Dave

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