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December 12, 2005

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Greg

This looks like being very useful to me. I do similar tasks manually.

Could this be enhanced by having a routine that erased selected objects from all Layouts. i.e. When you want to remove the "NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION" text from all layouts. I would like to hear if it's possible.

Mark Douglas

This sounds possible. I will try and modify a bit to accommodate this. I'm not sure that you could select objects around the drawing. But you would be able to define a erase selection window? So you could crossing window over the text and it would omit it in all layout tabs? I will post that and see if this helps you out.

Sergio Pennica

I don't work with layout tab at all but this is similar to my situation. If I have to edit sheet numbers for a set of drawings that have title blocks with identical attributes.
The sheets are labeled sheet 1 of 50, next sheet 2 of 50 etc... Each sheet is a separate file and has to be edited individually. How can I change the sheet from 1 of 50 to
1 of 51.
By adding one more sheet my total now is 51.
All drawing are setup with attributes and borders but scale size my be different.

Mark Douglas

I'm not sure this is possible using Lisp, due to not being able to open and run additional code when opening drawings. But I have seen a VBA code that does this very thing. I will try and find the code.

Bill Roberts

Sergio:

We recently had a CADD meeting to address exactly that problem. What we decided on for the most efficient method was to have the border in each sheet be an xref to a file with nothing but the border in it. When you change your job's total number of pages from 50 to 51 you just go into the border dwg and alter the text and it updates on all the sheets, only one edit required. Of course there will always be text that is specific to the individual page such as the drawing scale or the sheet description so those will have to be text entities within the separate sheets and not in the xref dwg.

You can also put the individual sheet number in that xref border dwg as well using RTEXT to read the layout tab name, but I'm not sure if you are willing to name all your layouts "1", "2", "3", ... "49", "50". If you are, I can give you the macro for the RTEXT.

Hope this helps!

Dan

RE: Copy2layouts
Nice lisp routine, is there a way to only copy to selected, or named layouts begining with F (example Floor plan 1,2,etc...)

Nilesh Suchdev

great routine - thanQ Mark!

Phil

Mark,

In this article you said, "There are some system variables you can use to help and we'll cover that in another post later" referring to regeneration when moving between model tabs. Can you expound on this? On our slower systems, the wait can be painful.

Thanks in advance.
Phil Hinton

Phil

Mark,

In this article you said, "There are some system variables you can use to help and we'll cover that in another post later" referring to regeneration when moving between model tabs. Can you expound on this? On our slower systems, the wait can be painful.

Thanks in advance.
Phil Hinton

Rick Riggs

>"RE: Copy2layouts
>Nice lisp routine, is there a way >to only copy to selected, or >named layouts begining with F >(example Floor plan 1,2,etc...)"


(defun c:copy2layouts (/ objects x layouts)
(setq objects (ssget))
(setq layouts (getvar "ctab"))
(command "_copybase" "0,0" objects "")
(command "erase" "p" "")
(foreach x (layoutlist)
(if (or (= (substr x 1 1) "F") (= (substr x 1 1) "f"));;Add
(progn ;;Add
(setvar "ctab" x)
(command "_pasteblock" "0,0")
(command "explode" "l" "")
);;Add
);;Add
)
(setvar "ctab" layouts)
(princ))

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