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Dynamic array in my parametric-block

Dynamic array in my parametric-block

Dynamic array in my parametric-block

Dear all

I have drawn a parametric-block that I want a dynamic-array to follow. (attached)

The array has a grip that has to manually pulled. I want this grip to go as I want to manipulate the block from a an external source.

Any tips please.



RE: Dynamic array in my parametric-block

I am not clear about what you want to accomplish. What external source will you use to manipulate the block?


RE: Dynamic array in my parametric-block


I want to control the block from the properties palette and then I will control the block using AutoCAD's SDK functions (C#). The block needs to be 100% programmable with no screen interaction (no grips eventually).

I have a similar model that works in Revit perfectly and in 3D, gives me a report on the components and I am able to do math with the results.

I have amended the block to a nearly finished product. Problem 2. When I edit the block and test it, I have grips to manipulate the array. When I save the block, the array-grips disappear (at least on my copy of CAD it does.)

Soon to give up on this project, blow up the block and draw it 'normally'

oh well.



RE: Dynamic array in my parametric-block

Sorry, if you are programming a dynamic block, you are into something I have not attempted yet. I recall reading about needing to regenerate before some things appear, but I don't know if that is applicable to your situation.


RE: Dynamic array in my parametric-block


I am getting somewhere. A chap on the Autodesk form got the principles to work (attached) but I haven't had time to look into it. Change the dimensions in the palette and the array moves. The variable are stored in an ini file somewhere which may be manipulated using a script language like XML.

As for the lost grips - who knows.



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