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How to make all lines on same plane?

How to make all lines on same plane?

(OP)
Hello Everyone,

I have a 2d drawing & all of the lines  are suppose to be flat but when i look at the drawing in a 3d view there are lines at different elevations?...  I am wondering how I can fix this? other than moving lines manually?


Any help would be great!

Lee


RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

Have you tried the flatten objects command in express tools - seems to work quite well, just take a while.

Cheers. Sean.

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

Use the command "flatten", from Express Tools.

If you haven't installed E.T. (you should) or are on LT, the following command sequence flattens most objects:

Command: MOVE

Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 5 found

Select objects:  Specify base point or displacement: 0,0,1e99
Specify second point of displacement or <use first point as displacement>:

Automatic save to C:\Documents and Settings\cab.EEI_AK\Local
Settings\Temp\ellipse test_1_1_9169.sv$ ...

Command: MOVE
Select objects: xx found
Select objects:<enter>
Specify base point or displacement: 0,0,1e99
Specify second point of displacement or <use first point as displacement>: <enter>
Command: <enter>
MOVE
Select objects: p
xx found
Select objects: <enter>
Specify base point or displacement: 0,0,-1e99
Specify second point of displacement or <use first point as displacement>: <enter>

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

(OP)
I have tried the Flatten command, it appears to work - Thanks a bunch!


One question Carl, whats "1e99" mean in phrase 0,0,1e99 ?
I tried this and it did'nt want to work for me?

Lee

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

1e99 (One times 10 raised to the exponent of 99) is a ridiculously large number (for AutoCAD) that when objects are moved to this elevation, then in the negative z direction by same amount, AutoCAD loses track of initial elevation and z goes to 0.00.

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

and for selecting objects to be moved, you can use "ALL" on the command line rather than a window.

Dik

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

Here is a like to lsp file that will take care of what you're looking for.  I think that it worked better than the internal AutoCAD flatten:

http://www.markcad.com/download/Flatten.lsp

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

(OP)
Thank you very much for the help - works great!!

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

Just curious - I must be missing something
why not just select all your lines, and in the property toolbar just type 0 for start Z and end Z. I just use it to do the reverse sometimes to elevate lines

RE: How to make all lines on same plane?

(OP)
I thought about that, but the Z coordinates box will not let me change value?  not sure why either?

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