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  • Newt
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Variable Array Column Offset Value
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:02:31 PM »
Is it possible to set the "Column Offset" value for an Array action equal to the value of a "Distance1" parameter of that dynamic block....??  For example the graphic elements of the DB are setup to a "Distance1" parameter with a "Stretch" action and lets say the value of "Distance1" is 10'-0".  When I created the "Array" action I set the "Column Offset" value to 10'-0" and when I stretch the DB the elements Array at 10'-0" intervals.

However, If I change the "Distance1" parameter value of the DB to 12'-0" the "Array" action is still set to 10'-0" and as a result the elements overlap......If the "Column Offset" value can be set to the "Distance1" value then the elements would Array at 12'-0" and not overlap.

I cannot find a way to do this correctly.......Is it possible to accomplish this....??

Your assistance is appreciated,

Daniel J. Ellis

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Re: Variable Array Column Offset Value
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
Could this not be achieved as a standard array (depending on which version of AutoCAD you're using - later ones put arrays as a block) or is it one part of a larger DB?