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AcDbDimAssoc
« on: September 23, 2023, 08:00:43 AM »
is this wrapped for .NET? I see it for BricsCAD , but not in autocad

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Re: AcDbDimAssoc
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2023, 11:31:27 AM »
Hi Daniel,

As far as I know, it is not.
I can see the ACAD_DIMASSOC entry in the extension dictionary of an associative dimension which RXClass name is AcDbDimAssoc. But it is only exposed as DBObject (no specific properties).
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Re: AcDbDimAssoc
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2023, 04:46:56 PM »
Thanks Gile!
Iím wrapping it for python and I sometimes use .NETís naming convention, when I run into a nested Emum class.
Iíll use Teighaís DimAssocPointType for this case

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Re: AcDbDimAssoc
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2023, 06:29:36 PM »
Perhaps a post in Feature Requests on the Venn Alpha forum would help others Daniel.
. . . at least make the issue known.

There are couple of requests that deserve an upvote there.

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2023, 09:39:48 PM »
Perhaps a post in Feature Requests on the Venn Alpha forum would help others Daniel.
. . . at least make the issue known.

There are couple of requests that deserve an upvote there.

Hi Kerry,

Good idea, though, I have not investigated if .NET provides another way of associating dimensions to geometry
Thereís a bunch of other *Assoc* classes, some of which my not be in ARX

Iíll keep a list of classes that may be missing as I work though creating wrappers


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AcDbPointRef
AcDbOsnapPointRef
AcDbDimAssoc

AcDbDimAssoc::PointType or  DimAssocPointType (BricsCAD)
AcDbDimAssoc::AssocFlags or AssocFlags(BricsCAD)
AcDbDimAssoc::RotatedDimType or RotatedDimType(BricsCAD)


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Re: AcDbDimAssoc
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2023, 10:38:22 PM »
The associated dims issue is weird in regard to documentstion.

https://help.autodesk.com/view/OARX/2024/ENU/?guid=GUID-27B4098E-AA85-4F02-8C60-E87558E67D4B

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Understand Associative Dimensions (.NET)
Associative dimensions automatically adjust their locations, orientations, and measurement values when the geometric objects associated with them are modified. The DIMASSOC system variable controls associative dimensioning. Set DIMASSOC to 2 to turn on associative dimensioning.

. . . and that's it.

The way I read that is : just set DIMASSOC to 2 and magic happens  ??


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Re: AcDbDimAssoc
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2023, 11:15:05 PM »
well that's certainly less verbose than
https://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=58593

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Re: AcDbDimAssoc
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2023, 11:43:13 PM »
Itís a little weird from a memory perspective, so I can see a reason why Autodesk may have not implemented this
AcDbPointRef cannot be garbage collected after itís added AcDbDimAssoc, otherwise it will crash.

Oda uses reference counting, I have a flag in Pythonís analog to DisposableWrapper to handoff ownership in setPointRef

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  1. void PyDbDimAssoc::setPointRef(int ptType, PyDbPointRef& ptRef)
  2. {
  3.     PyThrowBadEs(impObj()->setPointRef(ptType, ptRef.impObj()));
  4.     ptRef.forceKeepAlive(true); //never gets here on exception
  5. }
  6.  
  7. PyDbPointRef PyDbDimAssoc::pointRef(int ptType) const
  8. {
  9.     //uses a const CTOR, autoDelete = false
  10.     //const AcDbPointRef* pointRef(int ptType) const;
  11.     return PyDbPointRef(impObj()->pointRef(ptType));
  12. }
  13.  

Hopefully this wonít come back to bite me.
A, Iíll add test coverage,
B, Iíve made DisposableWrapper flags public to python so users can intercept before garbage collection