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    Default MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Isn't there a Best Practices doc out there somewhere about creating MVIEW blocks?
    Can someone help me out here?
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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Hard to say since mvblocks cover so much ground. What type of mvblock are you working with? Annotation or design?
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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Good point dear,

    I have a customer that does furniture design and they need to make mvblocks for inserting into their drawings. So they need to make the model and then at least three views of it to work in the plan and elev drawings.

    Is there a good way to take an intricate model and make the hidden line views? That is just one aspect of it.
    Then is there anything that tells you how to build the blocks - what view to be in - how to deternine the insertion point - anything else that you can think of about this???

    They will be doing quite a bit with curves and cylinder objects for some things.

    What happened to the hidden line command that was in ADT?

    OK - that is enough for now.
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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Quote Originally Posted by CADMama
    Good point dear,

    I have a customer that does furniture design and they need to make mvblocks for inserting into their drawings. So they need to make the model and then at least three views of it to work in the plan and elev drawings.

    Is there a good way to take an intricate model and make the hidden line views? That is just one aspect of it.
    Then is there anything that tells you how to build the blocks - what view to be in - how to deternine the insertion point - anything else that you can think of about this???

    They will be doing quite a bit with curves and cylinder objects for some things.

    What happened to the hidden line command that was in ADT?

    OK - that is enough for now.
    CADMama
    Look in the content browser, Stock Tool catalog, Helper Tools, and you will find the hidden line projection tool.

    The linework needs to be oriented in Model Space so that it matches what view it will be in. ie: for the block for the left view, you need to be viewing the left orthographic view and make the linework in that view and create the block in that view.
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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    OK - So I get the idea of the hidden line tool - I understand the idea of being in the correct view to project the hidden lines.

    NOW - once you have projected all the views do you make all the blocks in the WCS?

    I mean that I can get the idea of the blocks and I can put together a mview block - which view shows up in top, bottom, etc....

    I am having trouble with the orientation aspect of the creation for some reason.

    (It has only been about 4 years since I created one of these - sorry.)

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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Quote Originally Posted by CADMama
    OK - So I get the idea of the hidden line tool - I understand the idea of being in the correct view to project the hidden lines.

    NOW - once you have projected all the views do you make all the blocks in the WCS?

    I mean that I can get the idea of the blocks and I can put together a mview block - which view shows up in top, bottom, etc....

    I am having trouble with the orientation aspect of the creation for some reason.

    (It has only been about 4 years since I created one of these - sorry.)

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    Create the blocks in their respective UCS. Top view for the block representing the top, left view for the left side, etc. At least this is what sticks in my mind. Try it and see how it turns out.
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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Good morning.

    Donnia,

    Have you tried Paul Aubins book yet? (I figure that you probably have but I thought I'd ask anyway)
    I have found it to be very helpful. The MVB section is pretty good also.

    Marv

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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Try David's site:

    http://architects-desktop.blogspot.com/

    Terry

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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Thanks to all - I have Aubin's book - of course it is sitting on my dresser at my house right now.
    Steve's info was a great start on things actually.
    The web site post just here is wonderful and answer the insertion point question I had.

    You guys rock.
    It helps me "sell" the idea of AUGI when I can show someone how I can get their questions answers so quickly and effeciently.

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    Default Re: ADT2006 - MVIEWBLOCK Best Practices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Bennett
    Create the blocks in their respective UCS. Top view for the block representing the top, left view for the left side, etc. At least this is what sticks in my mind. Try it and see how it turns out.
    That's the way I do them, and make sure you give the blocks names that correspond with the views, such as BLOCK_LEFT, or BLOCK_TOP. That makes it easier to remember which one is which when you're setting up your MVBlock definitions.

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