About 40% of the time, the REVCLOUD command will finish the cloud as concave. It will start correctly and be correct the entire time I am surrounding an area on my drawing and then when the last arc joins the starting point the entire cloud become inverted. Why? Is there something I can do to make it not do this? I don't seem to have any control over how it finishes. When it completes backwards, I fix it using PEDIT > Decurve then I convert the Polyline into a cloud and it appears correctly. Is there a better way?
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Here is our typical cloud. Yes, we can use the PLINE and then convert, but that is two steps. I was just curious if I was missing something. I guess not. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Oh, and I go counter-clockwise... I think that is Right-to-Left, unless you start at the bottom of the cloud, then it is Left-to-Right. You mean clock-wise don't you.
I can go left to right all day and never trigger a flip as you describe it, but I can do it going right to left about 50% of the time as you describe. It's all in how you approach your start/end point it seems.
There is no variable to fix it, it just takes a lot of practice and single direction movement for us here.
Automation takes care of multiple-command selections: try a simple macro if needed.
With the macro idea, how do you do that when you have anywhere from 3 points (triangle) to dozens. I tried this in the past but couldn't make it work. Please share you expertise.
The code below works for 3 points, but what about more? Is there a way to suppress the counts that AutoCAD makes when entering the points?
^C^CPLINE non \non \non \;_REVCLOUD;object;last;no;
I am so used to making a cloud counter-clock wise that it is hard to make a cloud in the clockwise direction. But your post intriged me and I found that if I start at the bottom of the cloud instead of the top, I don't have any inverted cloud issues. Thanks for your help.
This is so much easier! I have to rev cloud single lines of text and I am always doing a bad job of it. Changing the rectangle to a revcloud is so simple. Thanks so much for this tip.