Well its been a while since my last post. Its been pretty hard to get focused to sit down and write when the playoff chase for the NHL playoffs was going on. Now that my favorite team, the San Jose Sharks safely swooped into the 5th playoff spot we get to face the Nashville Predators tonight in Nashville. Hopefully they pull out a win tonight, well just have to wait and see.
So these pesky Dynamic block bugs? One of these bugs have been around since AutoCAD 2006. This bug has to do with inserting a Dynamic block using the explode option. So if you insert a dynamic block using the explode check box option you will infect your entire drawing with Dynamic block actions and parameters. Yes you drawings will think its a Dynamic block now when ever you open the drawing? This happens when you insert using the Dialog box explode check box, or even using the transparent -INSERT and using the "*"+blockname (*block1). If this accidentally happens to you, each time you open a drawing you'll be prompted to open the drawing in the block editor. Select YES. Once you enter the block editor, PAN and ZOOM around do some Regen's to adjust the parameter and action text size to locate the Dynamic block actions and parameters. Once you find them, select then and DELETE them. Once you're done location all the actions and parameters. Select the close block editor and save your drawing. The drawing will close down simply open the drawing back up using the OPEN command or the SSM and you should be back to normal. This one can be pretty annoying. So be careful especially when using the INSERT Dialog box along with Dynamic Blocks.
The other Dynamic block bug is inside AutoCAD 2007. If you insert a Dynamic block containing Attributes into your drawing. Next take the block and change a Dynamic block parameter, a linear rotate anything to modify the block. Now take that block and simply mirror it to the right, left, top or bottom of your drawing. Now select the newly created object from the mirror operations and use the COPY CLIP command, CTRL+C or edit pull down and COPY. Once your block is stored in the clipboard next switch over to a different drawing and paste the block into the drawing. You'll notice that ALL your attributes now show backwards. The only way I've been able to get a block into another drawing when it was mirrored is to XREF in the entire sheet into another drawing then use the BIND and INSERT option.
Hope this helps people out as this has come up many times here in our office.
P.S. GO SHARKS!!!