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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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« 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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Re: Inserting a small area of a drawing, Not all of it
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
The 'only' issue with a MAP query, is if any of the data is a Civil 3d object
MAP will NOT query it in....it wont touch any civil 3d stuff at all.


Another option.


Select all that stuff, and wblock it out to an independent file
delete it and xref it back in....and then use it everywhere else as well....

It might prove useful to segregate all such data into their own files as well,
thus reducing load times and allowing others to work on different pieces of the file.
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