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M-dub

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2011, 10:44:42 AM »
This is why I'm afraid of using dynamic blocks.  This wouldn't have happened with our old stuff. :(

It could just be an issue with the multiline attribute, but ... whatever.  This is poopy.
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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2011, 11:06:40 AM »
This could be useful for pipe sizes too, can you post what you come with for a solution?

Don't do it!! You know the dynamic block will break  :-P

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2011, 11:52:28 AM »
If it is not that many just go in block editor and for the Attribute set Lock Position = No and move them over?
 :'( 

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2011, 11:56:41 AM »
If it is not that many just go in block editor and for the Attribute set Lock Position = No and move them over?
 :'( 

Going to look into it this afternoon.  Thanks for the tip.
It's like the multiline attribute got messed up and changed to lower left / right justification from middle left / right.

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2011, 09:54:48 AM »
So, I just figured out what happened with these blocks.  The ones on the right side of the terminal strips were mirrored instead of being flipped.  I don't know if it was me who did it, but I don't think I would've predicted this behavior.

To fix them, I mirrored them back, did a redefine, then went back and flipped them all and everything is ok.

I wonder if there's a way to prevent a block from being mirrored...

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2011, 01:07:18 PM »
So, I just figured out what happened with these blocks.  The ones on the right side of the terminal strips were mirrored instead of being flipped.  I don't know if it was me who did it, but I don't think I would've predicted this behavior.

To fix them, I mirrored them back, did a redefine, then went back and flipped them all and everything is ok.

I wonder if there's a way to prevent a block from being mirrored...
only with a reactor to filter out those blocks

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2011, 01:25:53 PM »
So, I just figured out what happened with these blocks.  The ones on the right side of the terminal strips were mirrored instead of being flipped.  I don't know if it was me who did it, but I don't think I would've predicted this behavior.

To fix them, I mirrored them back, did a redefine, then went back and flipped them all and everything is ok.

I wonder if there's a way to prevent a block from being mirrored...
only with a reactor to filter out those blocks
That's what I was afraid of.
Oh well... I just hope I can keep this in mind for future reference.

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2011, 01:29:07 PM »
On second thought, what do you guys think of adding an invisible attribute reminding users not to mirror that block?
A bit nasty, but might get the job done.

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2011, 01:43:39 PM »
Hard to see if it's invisible, dontcha think?
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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2011, 01:49:31 PM »
Hard to see if it's invisible, dontcha think?
Not when you insert it or when you're editing the attributes...

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2011, 01:59:06 PM »
You could simply redefine the mirror command to filter out the blocks. At a previous job we did this to prevent certain blocks from being mirrored. Of course the default command can always be called from lisp so it isn't 100% fail-proof.

You could create a custom action in a redefined mirror command that flips the block instead of mirrors it then it would be seamless to the user.
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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2011, 03:23:15 PM »
Hard to see if it's invisible, dontcha think?
Not when you insert it or when you're editing the attributes...
Or
 ATTDISP = ON
or
ATTMODE = 2

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2011, 03:46:48 PM »
Hard to see if it's invisible, dontcha think?
Not when you insert it or when you're editing the attributes...
Or
 ATTDISP = ON
or
ATTMODE = 2

Ok, ya got me.  If people are messing around with those variables, they're going to have more than just this block screwed up.  We've got a LOT of blocks with attributes.  Several with invisible attributes...