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    we have a block that we use for labeling vav boxes, i would like to make it to where the box on both ends stretch at the same time. the reason i want to make stretchable is , that the engineers do not realize that we do not have much room with HVAC drafting. i have tried look at the white pages on dynamic blocks, just can't find the information i am looking for, any help would be grateful.

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    Default Re: Stretch box on both sides equally

    Can you post a picture or a drawing with the block inserted? Someone may be able to point you in the right direction then.
    If you have a technical question, please find the appropriate forum and ask it there.
    You will get a quicker response from your fellow AUGI members than if you sent it to me via a PM or email.
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    Default Re: Stretch box on both sides equally

    Hi

    See if the following threads offer any help...

    stretch 2 directions with 1 grip?

    Dynamic Block file sharing anyone? - contains some Dynamic Block examples that Stretch both sides at the same time.

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Stretch box on both sides equally

    I think a similar discussion is also going on in this current thread: http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=50116

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    Here is the block i was asking about. it has been inserted into a drawing called help. i looked at all the tips, but still can not figure it out. please help. this drawing is autocad 2007
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    Although the answer was on the other thread as well, here is the solution to your problem.

    Hope it works for ya.
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    thanks the block works great. what i need to know is the steps on to make other blocks to work. i read the other links, just can not seem to find the info that i am looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtmiii
    thanks the block works great. what i need to know is the steps on to make other blocks to work. i read the other links, just can not seem to find the info that i am looking for.
    step 1: create box

    step 2: make box into block

    step 3: Open BE and create linear parameter from one ond of box to the other.

    step 4: set grips to 0 - make sure that chain actions is set to no as it is not necessary here.

    step 5: stretch action on one side of box connected to stretch grip. angle offset is 0, distance multiplier is 1

    step 6: second stretch action for other side of box. when it asks you to select parameter point to associate with action, select main grip. When it asks for first and second corners of stretch frame, do so for the other side of the box. select appropriate lines.

    step 7: angle offset to 180 and distance multiplier to remain at 1.

    step 8: stand on chair and do a jig cuz you're DONE.
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    LOVED the one grip with the 180 Angle Offset. I have attached a block.
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    i cann't believe someone else responded to this post a couple of years after the orignal post. since then i have gone and made many dynamic blocks

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