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bobbywvu (Materials)
19 Sep 06 10:52
Hi,
can any one tell me how to draw parallel lines in autocad 07
thanks
Helpful Member!  Exxit (Computer)
19 Sep 06 11:00
What's your problem?

"_offset"
"_copy"
...or did you search for "_multiline"?

L.

ADT 2004
ACAD 2002

bobbywvu (Materials)
19 Sep 06 11:16
Thank you very much!! I am very new to this Autocad. I got it..can you tell me if I could modify the dimension to cahnge the drawing? I did so in Pro-E but not sure about autocad
thanks again

Exxit (Computer)
19 Sep 06 11:45
bhyrav,

can you specify the problem? I'm from the metric side, so I can't say anything to ' '' and "'"...winky smile

Lothar

ADT 2004
ACAD 2002

bobbywvu (Materials)
19 Sep 06 11:57
I am trying to do solid modeling using Autocad and having bunch of problems, as I am not that familiar with this software. So I am trying to modify the dimension in order to modify drawing. Is tha possible? I know it is possible in Pro-E.
thanks,
Bhyrav.
looslib (Mechanical)
19 Sep 06 14:54
AutoCAD is not a bi-directional, parametric solid modeller.

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IFRs (Petroleum)
19 Sep 06 22:25
If you stretch an object in AutoCAD, and include the points that the dimension is attached to, both the object and the dimension will change.  If you stretch the entire object, it will move and the dimension will update.  You can't change the text of the dimension and expect the object to change.  That's not AutoCAD, though arguments can be made that it should work that way.
LSA (Mechanical)
29 Sep 06 16:50
The last 2 post are correct.

Autocad is not a parametric modeler like ProE. It does not have the capabilty to change an object if you change the dimension. If you want to change the dimension of a line...you have to manually stretch or extend the line.
hyposmurf (Electrical)
30 Sep 06 12:13
Despite the fact that ACAD is not a Parametric Modeller , you can change it's property by the  _properties , at the command line.
There you can change all CHANGEABLE PROP.

kjnpiper (Mechanical)
2 Oct 06 10:29
Changing dimensions will  not change the solid object. Also, unless it's new since 2004, you cannot stretch a solid. You must offset the face + or - the amount you wish to change it.
bobbywvu (Materials)
2 Oct 06 20:49
Thank you all...now i got some aquintance with AUTOCAD and found this is not parametric. I am now using SOLIDWORKS.
thanks again.
bhyrav

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