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Problems and Solutions Links (don't reinvent the wheel ...)
« on: August 28, 2008, 06:06:16 am »
I thought this may be fun and educational.

It's a relatively common belief that "it's all been done before" with regards to programming.
While I disagree with the blanket statement, there is some truth to the concept.


What code do you want ?
What problem do you want to solve ?   :|

The answers should be links only to a solution ( or partial solution) ... NO CODE PLEASE


PS: be a little reasonable with the request .. some esoteric problems may not qualify :D


edit: make topic sticky
« Last Edit: January 05, 2011, 06:12:36 am by Kerry »
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Re: not reinventing the wheel ...
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 06:11:34 am »
Awesome idea Kerry!

If I may, if you post a solution, give the post with a solution link a good post title so a search can bring it up a bit easier ;)

eg. if it's something that draws an angle bevel diagram or say a beam camber diagram or a ..., 'subject' title your reply 'Beam Camber diagram lisp' for instance.
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Re: not reinventing the wheel ...
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 08:05:59 am »
Kerry,

Good topic, though I'm not sure the subject describes it well.

Give my experience with various CAD programs the idea, "it has all been done before," is unique to those who have only used AutoCAD.

Example, the MinDist tool recently posted. It is an often used tool in Microstation. But it gets little notice within the AutoCAD community simply because users are too set in their ways IMO. They simply cannot see the value of it at first glance, so they ignore it.

So the real question may be how to encouarge folks to think outside the box.

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Re: not reinventing the wheel ...
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 08:38:55 am »
Great idea Kerry!

"Problems with Solutions Links" would be my first shot at another title but it's subjective. 8-)
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Re: Problems with Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 01:47:22 pm »
OK, Is this what we are looking for?
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Break Objects by CAB - Break objects with crossing objects
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=10370.0

Trim with objects [CookieCutter] by Joe Burke
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=24646.0

LineType Loader by CAB - function to load a list of linetypes
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=23888.0

Lengthen Command with Options by CAB - lengthen command
with key press switch  fron Lengthen to Shorten
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=23871.0

Advanced Offset to both side by VVA <Vladimir Azarko>
Offset selected object to both side and change (optional) layer of
new object to current
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=23069.0

Update all blocks in drawing by Keith
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=23017.0

Length of Objects by CAB - pick each object & displays
the object type, length & a running total on the command line.
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=5891.0

Clone Text Object by CAB - Clone one text string from dText mText
or Attribute to other selected dText mText or Attribute object
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=6874.0

Increment Number in Text bt CAB
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=518.0

Increment the suffix of a string by Gile
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=20907.0

Simplify a LWPolyline vertex -
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=19865.0

Areas of objects by Mark Thomas
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=20345.0
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Re: Problems with Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 03:45:05 pm »

Good start Alan.

Links like that should make everyones searches a little easier.
This may be a good place for members to post the sucessful results of their own particular searches.
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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 11:06:44 am »
Here is a thread I found helpful for one with little experience. I hope it is appropriate
to add it here...

 http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=12845.msg156763#msg156763
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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 03:44:21 pm »
A few more links. 8-)
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Remove a LWpolyline Vertex
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=19865.0

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=5251.0

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=10344

Thank you CAB.  Just the other day I said to myself that I ought to go diving in The Swamp to see if I can find something like this.  Your code was an exact match.  Thanks again.
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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2009, 04:21:55 pm »
Glad to help. 8-)
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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009, 09:52:18 pm »
List blocks, nested blocks, xrefs into a structured list.

Topic: How to list all the blocks in a directory form?

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=28043.msg336481#msg336481
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Batch change xrefs from attach to overlay
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 07:42:05 pm »
This is one that I responded to in one of the other forums, but is very handy.

Batch xref attach to overlay
http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=3104.0

Disclaimer: I did not originally write the code, but I have put a fair amount of work into making it work.

This is a great thread by the way, I see it becoming extremely useful in the future
« Last Edit: May 12, 2009, 08:00:24 pm by cmwade77 »

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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2009, 07:49:22 pm »

Great to see this thread being used ... should be more of it !  :)

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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 02:30:21 pm »
I would like to know if anyone has a routine to Automatically close AutoCAD after a set period of inactivity, or even something that could be used as a starting point, I just have no idea how to determine the inactivity part.


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Re: Problems and Solutions Links (not reinventing the wheel ...)
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2009, 12:12:47 pm »
I found this handy:
Unload/Reload/Detach XREF's

http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=23515.0