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    Default Calculators and Mtext

    Description: Looking for a calculator that will run in AutoCAD to be used to automatically add the findings to mtext.

    How Used: I would use it when creating metal roof panel drawings. Need to be able to select a line (roof panel) multiply that number (length) by the slope factor and have the answer be able to display as mtext. A calculator type utility would be perfect. Be able to store the slope factor in memory, input the panel length and select an mtext to output the answer. Being able to automatically add a suffix every time would be a wonderful bonus.

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    Default Re: Calculators and Mtext

    check out "QuickCalc". You can use it transparently, and has a button
    to paste results to the command line. "QuickCalc" is availible in 06+
    only I believe.

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    Default Re: Calculators and Mtext

    Sorry for the miss infomation, didn't realize it didn't work
    work with MTEXT. I should have tried first.

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    Default Re: Calculators and Mtext

    Calculations do not work with mtext. This is one of my pet peeves.
    Wish away, wish away, please add.

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    Default Re: Calculators and Mtext

    I have done something along these lines with the dimensioning features of acad. You would pick the line and the dimensioning would give the slope round up to the nearest 6" (for hips and valleys) or nearest 1", the rounding was a lisp routine. I could rewrite the lisp and I have some VBA that "cleans" mtext and another that will "dirty" the mtext. The clean and dirty removes and adds formatting to the mtext. This was all done through a menu pick that got the ball rolling.

    So far as an actual calculator for mtext you can pick the mtext and get the numbers out the problem would be in determining the format. 12'-6 3/8 vs 150.375 vs 12.5313 and how to enter the add minus mult divide, a pain but it could be done.

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    Default Re: Calculators and Mtext

    I think you will see this wish on the AutoCAD Wish List ballot, which will be coming out in October.

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