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jools182

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Re: Dynamic blocks - keeping an element centralised?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2011, 09:27:23 AM »
Hi

still not managed to do this

has anyone had a chance to look at the dwg?

mjfarrell

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Re: Dynamic blocks - keeping an element centralised?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011, 10:10:03 AM »
Yes,

I think you need to change the origin of the Strecth linear parameter as the Circle, and the text are included in the selection area.
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Re: Dynamic blocks - keeping an element centralised?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 11:16:02 AM »
Jools...

Attached find a simplified version of your conveyor...

My Stretch parameter does not impace the Attribute, or the Circle.

Perhaps it is or was an order of operation issue?
I drew the geometry, I added the Circle and then placed the attribute at center.
In Block Editor, I used Far right end of the conveyor rectangle as the start point of the stretch
when defining the Window of objects the action should work on, I was sure to NOT overlap the circle or attribute in any way.
when selecting objects to be stretch the same precautions were applied.
You may have to back up to go forward with this.
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jools182

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Re: Dynamic blocks - keeping an element centralised?
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011, 09:16:54 AM »
thanks for all the help on this

it seemed to work fine when I exploded the block and redefined it

must have just been due to the fact I was trying to edit an existing block

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Re: Dynamic blocks - keeping an element centralised?
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2011, 09:35:24 AM »
thanks for all the help on this

it seemed to work fine when I exploded the block and redefined it

must have just been due to the fact I was trying to edit an existing block
Jools,

It has been my belief all along, that when a block does not behave the best thing to do is salvage the geometry if possible and redefine it.
HTH
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Re: Dynamic blocks - keeping an element centralised?
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2011, 09:41:02 AM »
thanks for all the help on this

it seemed to work fine when I exploded the block and redefined it

must have just been due to the fact I was trying to edit an existing block
Jools,

It has been my belief all along, that when a block does not behave the best thing to do is salvage the geometry if possible and redefine it.
HTH
Geometry has almost always been innocent in DB upgrades.  It's the attributes that need to be re-started from scratch.