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nirav

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How to combine 2 dynamic blocks?
« on: March 11, 2015, 08:31:39 pm »
Dear All,
Can anyone tell me, how to combine 2 separate dynamic blocks to 1, without affecting their attribute definitions?

Expected output:
When we give dimensional constraint the combination should act as 1 single block and when we do data extraction off that drawing, the combination should appear as 2 different objects in the table.

Is it possible?

I tried, using group, but does not work with dimensional constraint.


Please advice.

-Nirav

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Re: How to combine 2 dynamic blocks?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 03:58:52 am »
Can't you connect them with a constraint?
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Re: How to combine 2 dynamic blocks?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 04:10:02 am »
Dear All,
Can anyone tell me, how to combine 2 separate dynamic blocks to 1, without affecting their attribute definitions?

Expected output:
When we give dimensional constraint the combination should act as 1 single block and when we do data extraction off that drawing, the combination should appear as 2 different objects in the table.

Is it possible?

I tried, using group, but does not work with dimensional constraint.


Please advice.

-Nirav


It would be a good idea if you posted the 2 blocks you want to be associated.
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Re: How to combine 2 dynamic blocks?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 09:32:16 am »
looks like simply NESTING one block inside the other works here....

in the picture...the triangle (block 2) is nested inside thee square (block 1)
as you see in the extraction it shows TWO for block 2
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nirav

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Re: How to combine 2 dynamic blocks?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 05:23:35 pm »
Here is the attached file with blocks.

As huiz said,
I am using constraints to keep them together, but its like doing same thing in all sub-assemblies (about 50 No).

@mj
That is interesting.
I am happy to nest them together, but again I want them as separate blocks in data extraction table. I will need to nest the bigger section in attached dwg with different small section. So the data extraction should be able to combine same section from all nested blocks.



« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 05:34:12 pm by nirav »

nirav

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Re: How to combine 2 dynamic blocks?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 06:58:55 pm »
@mj,

Thanks for the hint. I works well when I nest the 2 blocks.

Regards.