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dcoatsjr
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Redefine Block Preview

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11-29-2012 12:10 PM

I have a few blocks that I created and the picture in the Block Preview Window is small compaired to the other blocks on the drawing.  I can not figure out a way to redefine the block preview.  I have exploded the block. Purged and then redefined it. 

 

Not sure what else to try.

 

Thanks for any help

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 2 of 13 (466 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

11-30-2012 01:48 AM in reply to: dcoatsjr

Hi,

 

try command _BLOCKICON (>>>details<<<).

 

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dmfrazier
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Message 3 of 13 (455 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

11-30-2012 09:06 AM in reply to: dcoatsjr

Does it have to do with how close you are ZOOMed on the block objects when the block editor is closed (or when you define the block initially)?

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dcoatsjr
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Message 4 of 13 (449 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

11-30-2012 09:32 AM in reply to: dmfrazier

I am not sure how it works.  I exploded the block and the purged it.  Then tried to recreate the block when zoomed in.. Looks the same ...  Not sure what to do.

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dmfrazier
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Message 5 of 13 (444 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

11-30-2012 10:55 AM in reply to: dcoatsjr

Here are two things to check/try:

1. Are there attributes in the block(s)?

2. What happens if you use REFEDIT instead of BEDIT to modify the block? (It looks like the block is not dynamic, so you don't really need to use BEDIT; REFEDIT should be sufficient.)

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dcoatsjr
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Message 6 of 13 (410 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

12-03-2012 09:03 AM in reply to: dmfrazier
 
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dcoatsjr
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Message 7 of 13 (409 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

12-03-2012 09:05 AM in reply to: dmfrazier

REFEDIT does not seem to affect the preview.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 8 of 13 (399 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

12-03-2012 10:32 AM in reply to: dcoatsjr

Hi,

 

there are some questions opend/not answered!

E.g. "is there an attribute defined within the blockdefinition" or "have you tried command _BLOCKICON"?

 

SCNR: Not to give feedback to suggestions made by others will sometime break this thread (like not interested in ideas presented).

 

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dmfrazier
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Message 9 of 13 (381 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

12-03-2012 02:04 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Just curious: what does "SCNR" mean?

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 10 of 13 (376 Views)

Re: Redefine Block Preview

12-03-2012 02:09 PM in reply to: dmfrazier

Hi,

 

>> Just curious: what does "SCNR" mean?

>>>click<<< :smileywink:

 

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