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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:45 am

Edit Propertes are just for Lines and text I assume.

Yet if you pick on a part it does tell you the properties of the Part.

The only Problem I found was that I can not change the properties.

I had placed dozens of tree symbols using Automap. I had put each
size of tree a different color.

The problem I ran into that I had the tree block already in the template.

When it added all the trees the came in the same color as the block
the was in the template drawing.

If I pick on the part it looks fine the right color and layer and yet its not.

If I explode the trees then all is also fine.

Is there a way to edit that first block. The only way I know is to erase ever
tree block and to reinsert.

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Post by rwhatman » Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:13 am

I forgot to login. :oops:

If we could edit a Part would be good in the future.

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edit blocks

Post by Vincent Popish » Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:21 am

You can redifine the block and it will replace all the instances of the block in the drawing. So insert the one you want to change, explode it (you need to know what the scale factor is so you can put it in at 1 not 20 or 50 or whatever scale it is in the existing instances). Then chage whatever properties you want to, then redefine it using the same name.
Hope this helps.
Vince Popish

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Post by Glen Cameron » Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:23 pm

Parts are unique things and are based upon the original entities they were drawn with. The only way to edit an external part (which is just a drawing) is to open it, edit it, then save it again - then when you insert it again you are given the ability to over-write the one already in teh drawing.

If the part is internal in the current drawing, you could do as Vince mentioned.

Completely different kettle of fish compared to normal lines and text.

Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

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