Is there any way to create a form that opens when you start a new drawing, or one you can call up with a command that will prompt you to enter title block information. This will go through the title block information systematically, in one swoop, rather than using ddedit to change each part individually. Any help would be great.
I have been using the insertion of a block with attribute method
described by Mr. Ross. The only problem I have is the title block
outline does not center itself on the paper. When I set my margins to
the same dimension in the printer properties area, such as 1/2", the
actual printed title block seems to be too close to the left and bottom
margins. This seems to happen on various printers.
Is this a common problem, or am I missing something?
>> The only problem I have is the title block outline does
>> itself on the paper. When I set my margins to the same
>> in the printer properties area, such as 1/2", the actual
>> block seems to be too close to the left and bottom
If you want to reliably get your title blocks centered when
inserting into layout mode, (assuming R2000 or newer), first
open up your title block drawing, then draw an outline of
the actual paper size around your title block, with the
title block centered in it just like it would be when
plotted. Then, wblock out your title block entities,
selecting the LOWER LEFT CORNER of the paper outline as the
BASE POINT, but leave the actual paper outline behind, (not
in the wblock). This new wblocked drawing will be the new
title block you insert.
Now, when you insert this title block in layout mode, when
it asks for the insertion point, type (getvar "limmin") or
make a toolbar button with that command on it so you can
just click on it when asked for the insertion point. This
will insert your title block with the base point right at
the lower left corner of the actual paper, just like it was
centered in the paper outline you drew when you created the
The reason this works is because in layout mode, coordinate
0,0 is at the lower left MARGIN of the paper size, whereas
the lower left limits are set to the ACTUAL CORNER of the
paper. (getvar "limmin") just feeds these lower left limits
to the insertion point for the title block.
Another alternative is to check the "center to plot" option before
John Schmidt wrote:
> >> The only problem I have is the title block outline does
> not center
> >> itself on the paper. (...)
> If you want to reliably get your title blocks centered when
> inserting into layout mode, (...)