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Posted - May 17 2012 :  09:26:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys

I'm wondering if anyone can help with this.

Someone has sent me a set of drawings (with borders) and they are in different places on the co-ordinate system.

What I would like to do is go in with Hurricane, select all of the entities and the move the lower left corner of the whole thing to 0,0 so I can do block insertion etc.

Most of that is easy. The hard part, for me at least, is getting the lower left co-ordinate. I seem to remember a Lisp command that would "get" this value but I can't find it.

Any ideas?





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Posted - May 17 2012 :  09:53:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, I have done this before... but the script was customized for the drawing set I had (didn't save it).

I didn't use a lisp to find the bottom left corner, I used a combination of OSMODE, OSNAP and simply manually specifying a drag window (zooming in and using coordinates) to have the pointer snap to the bottom left of the block, then simply move it all to 0,0. It was a bit of a hack but it worked fine for that set.

You can do some pretty cool "manual" stuff, try playing with the "TEST RUN" checkbox in Hurricane and add a DELAY after each command, to see if the script is doing what you like before committing the changes.

I'm sure there is a lisp around that will select something at it's insertion point somewhere, unfortunately, I don't have the time currently to go looking.
If you find it, please post it back here!.

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