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    Default Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Does any one know how to scale an object different amounts in different directions, not a block. I have a bunch of poly lines that are in a group, the y scale needs to be different than the X, any suggestions without creating a block?

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Hi

    Without going the Block route, take a look at...

    _.CopyBase
    _.PasteClip (Hint - Look at X & Y Scaling Options).

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Thanks for changing the subject line, I was just about to come and try to do that.

    when you say to look at the X & Y scaling options, do I need to be in paste as block? The only option I get with _.PasteClip is insertion point, I click and that is it.

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Quote Originally Posted by ccowgill
    Thanks for changing the subject line, I was just about to come and try to do that.

    The only option I get with _.PasteClip is insertion point, I click and that is it.
    Hi

    No worries... A good, descriptive Thread Title is important to the functionality of the forums.

    Code:
    Command: _PasteClip
     Specify insertion point: _X
     Specify X scale factor: <Enter Required Value Here>
     Specify insertion point: _Y
     Specify Y scale factor: <Enter Required Value Here>
    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Ok, that makes sense, I suppose I could write a quick lisp routine to eliminate a lot of the key strokes,

    thanks for the help

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    I noticed that when I started to write my simple lisp routine, after specifying the scale, 5 for x and 1 for y, when I inserted the paste clip, it scaled 5 both x and y, and upon further review, it appears that is what is happening even without the routine, any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Quote Originally Posted by ccowgill
    I noticed that when I started to write my simple lisp routine, after specifying the scale, 5 for x and 1 for y, when I inserted the paste clip, it scaled 5 both x and y, and upon further review, it appears that is what is happening even without the routine, any suggestions?
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    Nope! as it works fine for me at this end (as I showed above).

    Maybe post the code you have.

    Maybe post an example drawing file that contains the Objects you are trying to Scale differently in X & Y directions.

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Attached are the drawing and the code I'll be out of the office tomorrow, so I probably wont be able to reply until Wednesday
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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Quote Originally Posted by ccowgill
    Attached are the drawing and the code I'll be out of the office tomorrow, so I probably wont be able to reply until Wednesday
    Hi

    Looks like I might have given you a little false information (above)...

    Take a look at the following Technical Document on the Autodesk web site under the Knowledge Base section -

    ID: TS58723 - Paste entities with non-uniform X and Y scale values

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Scale Objects X & Y separately (not within a Block)

    Dead thread resurrection!!! Now that it's been about 13 years, I need to do the same thing, but the solution above no longer works. We're running AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 and trying to scale linework with Object Data in the X and Y direction but not Z. The problem is when scaling a block in the X and Y direction, then exploding, the Object Data gets wiped out. Also it seems that AutoCAD has "fixed" the option to type "_X" during the pasteclip command, and this no longer works. Does anyone have any ideas on this?

    Much appreciated!

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