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Export to dwg

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01-18-2006 10:01 AM
Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space, not
as viewports. How can I fix this?
*E L S
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Re: Export to dwg

01-18-2006 12:46 PM in reply to: *Jay
Does it occur when there are many viewports? Are you sure they are
rectangles (ploylines) in ACAD? Reason I ask is ther is a system
variable in AutoCAD to control how many viewports will regenerate.
Maxactvp (I believe) is the system variable.

Other than that, I dont have a clue.

Jay wrote:
> Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
> viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space, not
> as viewports. How can I fix this?
*Jay
Message 3 of 7 (45 Views)

Re: Export to dwg

01-18-2006 12:53 PM in reply to: *Jay
It usually happens when there are many views, don't have an exact figure,
but its more than 10. In the properties of the rectangles, they are called
"viewports", but I can't enter model space through them, the model doesn't
show up within them, etc.

"E L S" wrote in message
news:5062878@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does it occur when there are many viewports? Are you sure they are
rectangles (ploylines) in ACAD? Reason I ask is ther is a system
variable in AutoCAD to control how many viewports will regenerate.
Maxactvp (I believe) is the system variable.

Other than that, I dont have a clue.

Jay wrote:
> Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
> viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space,
> not
> as viewports. How can I fix this?
*Jay
Message 4 of 7 (45 Views)

Re: Export to dwg

01-18-2006 12:54 PM in reply to: *Jay
Thanks, found that maxactvp! How can I get AutoCAD to max out the viewport
generation by default?

"E L S" wrote in message
news:5062878@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does it occur when there are many viewports? Are you sure they are
rectangles (ploylines) in ACAD? Reason I ask is ther is a system
variable in AutoCAD to control how many viewports will regenerate.
Maxactvp (I believe) is the system variable.

Other than that, I dont have a clue.

Jay wrote:
> Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
> viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space,
> not
> as viewports. How can I fix this?
*E L S
Message 5 of 7 (45 Views)

Re: Export to dwg

01-19-2006 05:14 AM in reply to: *Jay
I have not done much AutoCAD over the past three years (thanks Revit)
but IIRC, you can edit either the acad.lsp or acaddoc.lsp with the
following lines

;;begin code
(defun s::startup ()
(command "maxactvp" "64")
(princ "\nMAXACTVP sytem variable set to 64")
)
;;end code

I hope that helps

Jay wrote:
> Thanks, found that maxactvp! How can I get AutoCAD to max out the viewport
> generation by default?
>
> "E L S" wrote in message
> news:5062878@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Does it occur when there are many viewports? Are you sure they are
> rectangles (ploylines) in ACAD? Reason I ask is ther is a system
> variable in AutoCAD to control how many viewports will regenerate.
> Maxactvp (I believe) is the system variable.
>
> Other than that, I dont have a clue.
>
> Jay wrote:
>
>>Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
>>viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space,
>>not
>>as viewports. How can I fix this?
*Jay
Message 6 of 7 (45 Views)

Re: Export to dwg

01-19-2006 08:22 AM in reply to: *Jay
But, is there a way to control this from the revit side? I'm exporting
.dwgs to send to consultants, and I don't want to have to go into AutoCAD
for each file to adjust this before sending them out.

"E L S" wrote in message
news:5063476@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have not done much AutoCAD over the past three years (thanks Revit)
but IIRC, you can edit either the acad.lsp or acaddoc.lsp with the
following lines

;;begin code
(defun s::startup ()
(command "maxactvp" "64")
(princ "\nMAXACTVP sytem variable set to 64")
)
;;end code

I hope that helps

Jay wrote:
> Thanks, found that maxactvp! How can I get AutoCAD to max out the
> viewport
> generation by default?
>
> "E L S" wrote in message
> news:5062878@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Does it occur when there are many viewports? Are you sure they are
> rectangles (ploylines) in ACAD? Reason I ask is ther is a system
> variable in AutoCAD to control how many viewports will regenerate.
> Maxactvp (I believe) is the system variable.
>
> Other than that, I dont have a clue.
>
> Jay wrote:
>
>>Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
>>viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space,
>>not
>>as viewports. How can I fix this?
*E L S
Message 7 of 7 (45 Views)

Re: Export to dwg

01-19-2006 12:07 PM in reply to: *Jay
Not to my knowledge.

Time to show your consultants a few AutoCAD tricks :smileyhappy:

Jay wrote:
> But, is there a way to control this from the revit side? I'm exporting
> .dwgs to send to consultants, and I don't want to have to go into AutoCAD
> for each file to adjust this before sending them out.
>
> "E L S" wrote in message
> news:5063476@discussion.autodesk.com...
> I have not done much AutoCAD over the past three years (thanks Revit)
> but IIRC, you can edit either the acad.lsp or acaddoc.lsp with the
> following lines
>
> ;;begin code
> (defun s::startup ()
> (command "maxactvp" "64")
> (princ "\nMAXACTVP sytem variable set to 64")
> )
> ;;end code
>
> I hope that helps
>
> Jay wrote:
>
>>Thanks, found that maxactvp! How can I get AutoCAD to max out the
>>viewport
>>generation by default?
>>
>>"E L S" wrote in message
>>news:5062878@discussion.autodesk.com...
>>Does it occur when there are many viewports? Are you sure they are
>>rectangles (ploylines) in ACAD? Reason I ask is ther is a system
>>variable in AutoCAD to control how many viewports will regenerate.
>>Maxactvp (I believe) is the system variable.
>>
>>Other than that, I dont have a clue.
>>
>>Jay wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Occasionally, when I export a sheet w/ multiple views to dwg, some of the
>>>viewports come correctly, and some end up as rectangles in paper space,
>>>not
>>>as viewports. How can I fix this?
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