Author Topic: DB in dwg to plain db dwg  (Read 6704 times)

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T-Square

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DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« on: April 30, 2008, 03:24:52 PM »
Hello All,


I have a scale bar DB that is within another drawing. Can't remember where I got the drawing from. Is there a way to extract the DB so that it is the "current drawing" and not a block in another drawing so that I can insert the DB as a block? I hope this makes sense.

I am trying to change the text style, thickness of the hatches and such.

Thanks for any assistance.

Guest

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 03:29:34 PM »
Here you go!

All you have to do is WBLOCK that block (AIA_Scales2).

T-Square

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 03:34:30 PM »
I don't get it. I can't wblock from within the block editor.

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008, 03:35:11 PM »
<side note> Shouldn't your avatar look more like this? T2 </side note>

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008, 03:35:45 PM »
I don't get it. I can't wblock from within the block editor.

You don't do it within the block editor.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2008, 03:49:28 PM by Matt W »

T-Square

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008, 03:47:23 PM »
Avatar... corrected. Thanks.

Still don't understand how you wblock a db within a drawing and get it to work. Do I explode first? I tried it and I can only get the DB when I explode it.

Sorry for the repeated questions.

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008, 03:49:02 PM »
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T-Square

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008, 03:49:41 PM »
Oh... and you lower 48'ers... here is something for ya.

Snowed 7 inches last week(all melted) and as I sit here looking out the sliding glass door the snow is coming down hard.

Can't a guy get a break. hahahahahaha  :lol:

T-Square

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2008, 03:50:58 PM »
duh....

15 years of doing this stuff and I have never done that.  :ugly:

Thanks Matt.

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008, 03:51:21 PM »
duh....

15 years of doing this stuff and I have never done that.  :ugly:

Thanks Matt.

No problem.   :kewl:

Kate M

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2008, 04:12:47 PM »
Personally, I like having all my blocks created in a container drawing. Easier to get them on a tool palette that way. I haven't used the insert command for blocks in years.

T-Square

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008, 04:23:21 PM »
Kate,

Kerry Brown helped me with an insert routine that sets layers, text, scale, att edits, etc. via a lisp. I added code to check for ps/ms and scale accordingly. i.e. if ms insert at  x dimscale. It works great. I create profiles, cui, and lisps according to client. That way I can use same routines for different clients while still using the same routines.

I still use a container drawing too. :-)

We are up to 1" of snow so far.

M-dub

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2008, 04:31:19 PM »
Personally, I like having all my blocks created in a container drawing. Easier to get them on a tool palette that way. I haven't used the insert command for blocks in years.

Call me what you want, but is this like Page Setups or layers?  I suppose it would be, eh?

Kate M

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Re: DB in dwg to plain db dwg
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2008, 04:44:26 PM »
Kate,

Kerry Brown helped me with an insert routine that sets layers, text, scale, att edits, etc. via a lisp. I added code to check for ps/ms and scale accordingly. i.e. if ms insert at  x dimscale. It works great. I create profiles, cui, and lisps according to client. That way I can use same routines for different clients while still using the same routines.

Almost all of that can be done with tool palettes...except maybe whatever you're doing with the attributes, and it's more tedious (although possible) to maintain tool palettes for different clients. Just sayin' that there are workarounds for those of us who are LISP-less. :-)