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MSTG007

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Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:34:29 AM »
This is going to sound crazy. But I got to ask.

I am messing around with a dwg of our state that has all the roads labeled. I am trying to figure out a way (Similar to MapImport with Shape Files). Where I can select the drawing. Then have a picking box for it to just import the objects in that area into the current drawing.

I know we could xref it in, then xclip it, but it is a massive dwg. (Takes awhile to load up).

Any ideas on this one?
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 08:41:08 AM »
Will the drawing you are referencing change frequently or at all? If it's static, just delete what you don't need and insert the remainder into your drawing.

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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:42:49 AM »
it does change. But I am wondering if it just makes sense to take that drawing and convert it to a shape file to get it to do what I am wanting...
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 09:03:55 AM »
Just use Map and query what info you want. Or am i missing the whole point? :)
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 09:07:40 AM »
Good point. But the way the drawing is; it already in the right format visually.

When I mess with importing shape files. I usually have to do a lot of changing colors, linetypes etc.

I guess that is why I am asking about this approach.
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 09:09:34 AM »
Does it look right when you xref it ?
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 09:10:58 AM »
it does look right when I xref it. Again, I know I can XClip it too, but that still keeps a lag on the drawing its referenced in as it opens it.
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 09:12:58 AM »
Then if you use Map and query just the info you want, using a window, then it should look like what you want.
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 09:14:40 AM »
Like so ....
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 09:21:38 AM »
Here's a small section of one of our base maps w/ text i queried from two .dwgs
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 09:25:19 AM »
Mark,

I think I like what you did. Did that import on the fly without manually placing the text?
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 09:37:49 AM »
Mark,

I think I like what you did. Did that import on the fly without manually placing the text?
Yes. The text and its size is determined in the dwg i queried from.
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 09:38:35 AM »
Can you attach your .dwg or is it to large?
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 10:02:25 AM »
Its a pretty big size...
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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 10:03:15 AM »
Its a pretty big size...
email it to me, if you can.

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