AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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cuervogold
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Registered: ‎02-11-2013
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Displaying added objects to groups

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02-20-2013 02:31 PM

Hello,

 

I am new to ASD and I've run into problems adding new objects to a current group that I am displaying as blocks in my sheets. From what I understand, if I want to create/dimension a layout of an assembly I first need to assign all relevant objects to a group, annotate that group in the Edition Layouts tab, and then add as a block to a sheet. I know about the automatic drawings function, but the construction sheet gets cluttered with dimensions and such and I generally like to customize the appearance anyway. So, after I add members to my model, how do I have them show up in the blocks in my sheets so that I can annotate them? Like, do I need to create a new Group with the added objects and start all over with the annotation?

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tedmail
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎04-26-2011
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Re: Displaying added objects to groups

02-27-2013 10:38 AM in reply to: cuervogold

While in model space, you should be able to select the group (or assembly) in the dialog box.  Then right click (hovering over the selected group/assembly) and select "add to group".  Then select the items (tags of assemblies/groups, objects themselves, etc...) you wish to add in the model space window.  Then hit enter/rightclick/spacebar out of the command and the should be added.

 

Note:  Groups show 3D Solids, while assemblies will not.  Also, when selecting the tag, it wont select the Solids associated with that group, so you will have to select those with every group you wish to add them to.

 

Hope that helps,

Ted

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cuervogold
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Re: Displaying added objects to groups

02-27-2013 12:03 PM in reply to: tedmail

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. Through my troubleshooting process I've created a number of groups in the Positions tab within in the Object Inspector and they don't seem to be deletable nor ungrouped. Do you have any suggestion regarding groups in the Positions tab?

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tedmail
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Registered: ‎04-26-2011
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Re: Displaying added objects to groups

03-08-2013 04:19 PM in reply to: cuervogold

I would delete as much drawings and layers as possible, purge, audit, save, then try adding back what you needed.  But I'm not exactly sure I have your situation understood correctly...

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