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*Marlin, Gerald
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Diesel string

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05-30-2000 02:18 PM
anyone what the diesel string would be to get the layout tab name to plot on
the drawing?
*Keller, Kent
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Re: Diesel string

05-30-2000 02:37 PM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
try $(getvar,ctab)

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Kent Keller
Strobe Data Inc.
www.strobedata.com
How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.

"Gerald Marlin" wrote in message
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> anyone what the diesel string would be to get the layout tab name to plot on
> the drawing?
>
*Kiekover, Mike
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05-30-2000 06:26 PM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
Is there by any chance an exhaustive list of possible deisel commands
available anywhere?

Mike

"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> try $(getvar,ctab)
>
> --
> Kent Keller
> Strobe Data Inc.
> www.strobedata.com
> How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.
>
> "Gerald Marlin" wrote in message
> news:ef1d9cd.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > anyone what the diesel string would be to get the layout tab name to
plot on
> > the drawing?
> >
>
*Keller, Kent
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05-30-2000 06:51 PM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
Mike

Is this what you want? paste this into the help... index text box
DIESEL string functions: - (subtraction)
it should take you to a page that shows all the functions.

"Mike Kiekover" wrote in message
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> Is there by any chance an exhaustive list of possible deisel commands
> available anywhere?
>
> Mike
>
*Marlin, Gerald
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05-31-2000 07:06 AM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
OK that works great, it did what I wanted but where do I find a list of
functions. I would Have never figured that ctab was used for layout tab
name.

Kent Keller wrote in message
news:ef1d9cd.0@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> try $(getvar,ctab)
>
> --
> Kent Keller
> Strobe Data Inc.
> www.strobedata.com
> How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.
>
> "Gerald Marlin" wrote in message
> news:ef1d9cd.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > anyone what the diesel string would be to get the layout tab name to
plot on
> > the drawing?
> >
>
*Keller, Kent
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05-31-2000 07:17 AM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
Gerald

I think what you are looking for is variables? If you have express tools, go
into the tools pulldown, and there is a system variable editor..... I find it
the easiest to use to browse thru the variables...... I agree though that ctab
is a pretty obscure name with nothing in the help file pointing you to it that I
could find.

"Gerald Marlin" wrote in message
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> OK that works great, it did what I wanted but where do I find a list of
> functions. I would Have never figured that ctab was used for layout tab
> name.
>
*Kiekover, Mike
Message 7 of 10 (639 Views)

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05-31-2000 07:38 AM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
"Kent Keller" wrote in message
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> Mike
>
> Is this what you want?

I think so. Looks like I'll need a few lessons in ACAD lingo to understand
the descriptions though. Thanks for the info.

Mike
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eljoseppo
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Registered: ‎10-11-2010
Message 8 of 10 (614 Views)

Re: Diesel string

01-15-2014 08:05 AM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald

Hi guys,

I'm using diesel rtext or something like that, found on the web. Anyway it works in AutoCAD 2013 and in 2014 it doesn't . Any idea why? Shall I do something with my settings or am I lost?

My values:

$(getvar, "dwgname") Plotted on: $(edtime, 0,DD"-"M"-"YYYY - HH:MM) by $(getvar, "loginname")

 

 

I've tried every proxy configuration but with no sucsess - previously I had bouding box now I don't have even this box.. No matter what is choosen during opening the file.

 

Any ideas? Maybe some bypass? All I need is printing date on my drawing. On particular drawing not every drawing that is printed on my computer. Any help appreciated.

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eljoseppo
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎10-11-2010
Message 9 of 10 (542 Views)

Re: Diesel string

01-28-2014 05:53 AM in reply to: eljoseppo
Quick update. diesel text doesn't work in Architecture and Mechanical Autocad. Plain Autocad and P&ID understand diesel text.
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pendean
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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
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Re: Diesel string

02-22-2014 08:43 AM in reply to: *Marlin, Gerald
DIESEL is alive and well through 2014 versions on AutoCAD, including verticals.

RTEXT is an Express Tool: you must install ET to get it to work or just to see other RTEXT objects.
Or upgrade your skill set to use the native FIELD command instead.
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