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    Hi, I'm fairly new to Autocad Architecture. I have Autocad Architecture 2011. Recently, I've been trying to create my own furniture using view blocks and multi-view blocks.

    Could someone point me to a comprehensive tutorial on how to PROPERLY do this? Here's what I tried (It didn't work quite right):

    I drew my front view, typed "b" to bring up the block screen, and created a view block for the front view. I did this same thing for the top, sides, bottom, and a perspective view, making the insertion point the same area every time.

    So... now I have 4 view-blocks: #1-top/bottom/back, #2-front, #3-sides (left/right), #4-perspective

    I then went to manage>Style Manager>expanded 'multi-purpose objects'>expanded 'multi-view block definitions'>right clicked and chose 'new'.

    Then, under the "view blocks" tab, I added my 4 view-blocks I just created and checked the boxes that corresponded to the views (I put my perspective view block as 'other'). I then clicked "apply" and "ok".


    when I add my newly created multi-view block though, it only shows up in top and bottom view. When I go to any side view or front/back view, it only shows up as a 2d line.

    any help would be greatly appreciated. If you need any more info, I'll do my best to provide it... like I said, I'm new to this.

    thanks,
    Mike

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    Default Re: multi-view blocks help

    The Front, Back, Left and Right blocks need to be "standing up" (drawn in the World Coordinate System YZ [Front/Back] or XZ [Left/Right] plane) and then defined as a block with the WCS curent in order to display properly.

    This blog article goes into a lot more detail and has some screen captures that illustrate what I described above, if you are interested:
    http://architects-desktop.blogspot.c...-creation.html

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    Default Re: multi-view blocks help

    Quote Originally Posted by usmarinecorps18182537 View Post
    Hi, I'm fairly new to Autocad Architecture. I have Autocad Architecture 2011. Recently, I've been trying to create my own furniture using view blocks and multi-view blocks.

    Could someone point me to a comprehensive tutorial on how to PROPERLY do this? Here's what I tried (It didn't work quite right):

    I drew my front view, typed "b" to bring up the block screen, and created a view block for the front view. I did this same thing for the top, sides, bottom, and a perspective view, making the insertion point the same area every time.

    So... now I have 4 view-blocks: #1-top/bottom/back, #2-front, #3-sides (left/right), #4-perspective

    I then went to manage>Style Manager>expanded 'multi-purpose objects'>expanded 'multi-view block definitions'>right clicked and chose 'new'.

    Then, under the "view blocks" tab, I added my 4 view-blocks I just created and checked the boxes that corresponded to the views (I put my perspective view block as 'other'). I then clicked "apply" and "ok".


    when I add my newly created multi-view block though, it only shows up in top and bottom view. When I go to any side view or front/back view, it only shows up as a 2d line.

    any help would be greatly appreciated. If you need any more info, I'll do my best to provide it... like I said, I'm new to this.

    thanks,
    Mike
    It depends what plane each view is created in, take a look at this thread.

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    http://architects-desktop.blogspot.com/
    David has an excellant article somewhere in his blog

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