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Luke

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Flip Parameter
« on: February 29, 2008, 09:14:42 AM »
Using attributes Right justified.  When I flip the DB I want those attributes to switch to left justified.  Is there a way to do that?

Kate M

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 12:26:38 PM »
No. :-( (Unless the multi-line attributes in 2008+ can do it.)

I use visibility states w/ two sets of attributes for these...kind of a pain, but it works.

Luke

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 01:24:58 PM »
That is what I thought I was going to hear.

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 04:24:39 PM »
No. :-( (Unless the multi-line attributes in 2008+ can do it.)

I use visibility states w/ two sets of attributes for these...kind of a pain, but it works.
Can you have feild in one those attributes looking at the other attribute?
So as the user only enters information in one spot.
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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 04:28:39 PM »
No. :-( (Unless the multi-line attributes in 2008+ can do it.)

I use visibility states w/ two sets of attributes for these...kind of a pain, but it works.
Can you have feild in one those attributes looking at the other attribute?
So as the user only enters information in one spot.

How do you change the value of the attribute - you'd have to switch vis states, edit the attribute, then switch vis state back.

Josh Nieman

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 04:31:30 PM »
No. :-( (Unless the multi-line attributes in 2008+ can do it.)

I use visibility states w/ two sets of attributes for these...kind of a pain, but it works.
Can you have feild in one those attributes looking at the other attribute?
So as the user only enters information in one spot.

How do you change the value of the attribute - you'd have to switch vis states, edit the attribute, then switch vis state back.

Unless both attributes pointed to a third attribute on a non-plotting layer that you WOULD change.... but that just gets complicated and a bit messy...

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 04:35:29 PM »
No. :-( (Unless the multi-line attributes in 2008+ can do it.)

I use visibility states w/ two sets of attributes for these...kind of a pain, but it works.
Can you have feild in one those attributes looking at the other attribute?
So as the user only enters information in one spot.

How do you change the value of the attribute - you'd have to switch vis states, edit the attribute, then switch vis state back.

Unless both attributes pointed to a third attribute on a non-plotting layer that you WOULD change.... but that just gets complicated and a bit messy...

Ooooh!  Ooooh!  What if... just go with me on this one... What if... you had an Excel document linked to the block's ID which linked to an external web page that held the attribute information.   And maybe... just maybe... you could edit the information from the web page.....  WITHOUT EVEN NEEDING AUTOCAD!!   :roll:




Naaaahhhh......

Luke

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 04:38:54 PM »
That would work great if the architects could remember to send it when the remember to send the xrefs  :lmao:

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 04:41:20 PM »
That would work great if the architects could remember to send it when the remember to send the xrefs  :lmao:

Or on time!!

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 04:45:19 PM »
That would work great if the architects could remember to send it when the remember to send the xrefs  :lmao:

Or on time!!
Now I was trying to be helpful and here you guys to drag that up every time. 
 :pissed: :pissed:
I + XI = X is true ...  ... if you change your perspective.

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 04:48:40 PM »
No. :-( (Unless the multi-line attributes in 2008+ can do it.)

I use visibility states w/ two sets of attributes for these...kind of a pain, but it works.
Can you have feild in one those attributes looking at the other attribute?
So as the user only enters information in one spot.

How do you change the value of the attribute - you'd have to switch vis states, edit the attribute, then switch vis state back.

Unless both attributes pointed to a third attribute on a non-plotting layer that you WOULD change.... but that just gets complicated and a bit messy...

Ooooh!  Ooooh!  What if... just go with me on this one... What if... you had an Excel document linked to the block's ID which linked to an external web page that held the attribute information.   And maybe... just maybe... you could edit the information from the web page.....  WITHOUT EVEN NEEDING AUTOCAD!!   :roll:




Naaaahhhh......
Don't say this too loud, if Marketing hears that, they will excited more than a .....  (can't say that here in this forum) lets just say they will be frothing.
I + XI = X is true ...  ... if you change your perspective.

I no longer CAD or Model, I just hang out here for camaraderie

Guest

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 04:51:47 PM »
That would work great if the architects could remember to send it when the remember to send the xrefs  :lmao:

Or on time!!
Now I was trying to be helpful and here you guys to drag that up every time. 
 :pissed: :pissed:

Easy now... don't get your panties in a bunch!  :wink:

whdjr

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2008, 11:23:18 AM »
We try to limit our attributes to a reference or one word so that we can center justify it, then we don't have this kind of problem.

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2008, 06:30:32 PM »
does mirrtext have any impact?
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whdjr

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Re: Flip Parameter
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2008, 11:30:12 AM »
Not if you turn it off.