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pendean
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Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

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01-16-2013 08:43 AM

Anyone have a fix? I have a consultant using R2012 that's not using any Annotative features: we are.

We send him files, he sets CANNOSCALE to 1:1 for his needs, all our blocks/text/dimensions/mleaders etc. shrink down.

 

- SAVEFIDELITY is not applicable here.

- -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD is no go, he has R2012 remember.

- DXFOUT is no go either, no matter how far you save down.

- BEDIT each block would take forever. Text and dimstyles a little easier but still manual.

- PROPERTIES doesn't cut it with blocks.

- CHANGE command>Properties>Annotative doesn't really work either.

 

Since there is no roundtrip need with those files, I wrote a quick and dirty lisp to BURST all the blocks (and reset the styles) for him then purged the files. But one day I guess I will need to do it better.

 

Open to ideas that work for you.

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rkmcswain
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Message 2 of 13 (738 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-17-2013 11:08 AM in reply to: pendean

Who is working for who here?

Looking at this from a management standpoint, rather than technical....

Can't the "boss" firm set the rules (contract terms) and make the other party adhere to the these standards?

 

 

 

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pendean
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Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-17-2013 05:16 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

Sadly, we are under separate contracts to separate clients on a single project: we are being "nice" about sharing in anticipation of a bigger future project.

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KateMorrical
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Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-24-2013 12:14 PM in reply to: pendean

If he's not using annotative objects, why does he care what CANNOSCALE is? If he just leaves it alone it should be all right, shouldn't it?

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pendean
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Message 5 of 13 (672 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

01-25-2013 05:33 AM in reply to: KateMorrical

That's the challenge: they XREF our files into theirs, and they set CANNOSCALE to 1:1 in the top file. All our blocks shrink by default. I suggested the same thing but they seem to rigid in the office drafting standards (and rightly so of course).

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DaveT4287
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Registered: ‎07-22-2008
Message 6 of 13 (56 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

08-18-2014 09:37 AM in reply to: pendean

Any answer in how to change a Associative block to Non-Associative?  I have a similar circumstance and the only thing I can think of is to replace all 100+ blocks.

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abubakars
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Registered: ‎10-04-2006
Message 7 of 13 (26 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

08-24-2014 03:50 AM in reply to: DaveT4287

Are you still looking for a solution to change Annotative block to Non-Annotative without exploding or replacing the blocks?

I have a solution using BatchInDatabase tool wihich is being updated now and  is it  possible to give me a sample file to check?, if so that would be great.

 

Toggle Annotative.PNG

 

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DaveT4287
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Registered: ‎07-22-2008
Message 8 of 13 (21 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

08-24-2014 09:59 AM in reply to: abubakars

Here you go.  It has a series of Annotative blocks connected to each other.

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abubakars
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Registered: ‎10-04-2006
Message 9 of 13 (18 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

08-24-2014 10:57 AM in reply to: DaveT4287

I have attached the result drawing and batch status, Could you please check and let me know the  comments?

 

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DaveT4287
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Registered: ‎07-22-2008
Message 10 of 13 (13 Views)

Re: Annotative to non-Annotative DWG

08-24-2014 11:13 AM in reply to: abubakars

some good and some bad.  I'm going to reattach the file because there was some cad junk on it.  Look for the magenta block lines come off the UD line at 90 degree angles.  The UD is an underdrain with a stormline attached at 90 defrees, with an existing inlet at the other end.

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