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« on: July 14, 2004, 02:41:52 PM »

I have a routine to match text (single text).  Is there one for Mtext?

Thanks for your help



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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2004, 03:01:54 PM »
Try the Match Propeties command.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2004, 03:24:03 PM »
Thanks Lance.  But it does not work.  It does not match the content of the text.  Ex:  I want to match  'My name is John' to 'My name is Yyou.'


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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2004, 03:51:35 PM »
You mean like find and replace?  (serving the CAD community since 2003)


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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2004, 04:27:22 PM »
Here is what I usually do.  I modify, change the title blocks for each of the architect, to my plotting color standard.  So when there is a new project.  I open the new TB, I coply clip the rt portion of TB, which contains all the info.  Then I go from top down and match all the text like:
..........Project title
..........Date  Etc..

Another case is for details tittle.

|    DETAIL TITLE    |
it is much easier to match the text than to move the text in betwwen the lines, exact place.


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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2004, 06:01:09 PM »
Sounds like a job for "Attiribute Block Man"!!

Leaping into small drawings..

Changing the names of titles and sheet numbers..

Keeping the text the same throughout the block!!

Look, it's a text string, no, it's a block, NO, it's an ATTRIBUTE BLOCK!!

Umm.. Sorry about that, got carried away there for a sec..

Attribute blocks are the answer you seek..


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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2004, 06:37:28 PM »
:)  I'm sorry to confuse you.  This is what I am looking for

Old text:  Air handler piping diagram

New text or text come old detail: Chilled water piping diagram

Pick old text.  Pick new text.  Old text become new text.

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2004, 06:37:31 PM »
Yes it does sound like Block Attributes is the way to go.

We have old drawings where the title block needs to be updated. We do this by inserting the new Title Block (same name as old) and redefining, then using Attribute Synchronise. This then matches the old Attribute Tag Values to the new block with the text in there correct positions.

Only way this can work is for the Attribute Tags to be the same and also the Title Block name being the same, but with a little bit of setting up this could save you some work.

Attribute Synchronise is a very nice piece of work. I tried writting a Lisp for it and almost got it, then the next version of AutoCAD came out and there it was already done for me. Worth a look at it.


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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2004, 12:22:10 AM »
can you just xref it....  basic and use a refedit command ....  but thats per each dwg...
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2004, 12:42:47 AM »
does this help?

I got from Daron a while back.