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REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

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09-15-2011 12:33 PM

Hello,

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?

Jeremy

 

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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.

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.

Jeremy

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 12:40 PM in reply to: jrintisch

It's best to go left to right, not right to left, when drawing clouds, to avoid your issue.

It's even better if you just convert a RECTANG to a cloud using the same command REVCLOUD.

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 12:49 PM in reply to: pendean

Nice tip on the RECTANG.

Will get better clouds that way. (Mine always look like puppies.)

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 12:58 PM in reply to: pendean

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.

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 01:09 PM in reply to: jrintisch

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.

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 01:15 PM in reply to: pendean

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;

 

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 01:24 PM in reply to: jrintisch

Your macro would only be for REVCLOUD command's conversion option.

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-15-2011 02:45 PM in reply to: pendean

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.

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

09-16-2011 06:35 AM in reply to: jrintisch

Thanks for sharing your discovery too.

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Re: REVCLOUD is finishing as concave

04-08-2013 02:58 PM in reply to: pendean

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.

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