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Autocad 2003 Question

02/01/2012 12:09 PM

I did a detail and assembly drawing that was drawn using .750" plywood as the building material. Is there a command that will regenerate the drawing based on using .719" thick plywood without redrawing and redimensioning the whole drawing?

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Re: Autocad 2003 quesrion

02/01/2012 1:08 PM

Ronseto,

I think that you are out of luck. The best I can offer is to do a stretch command.

Hopefully you did the dimensions in model space and not paper space.

Most of my CAD work is 3D and parametric, that type of change would be easy.

In the 2D world, non parametric, that change is more difficult.

good luck.

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Re: Autocad 2003 Question

02/01/2012 1:25 PM

If you go to Modify, then scale, you can rescale highlited items to any size.

You may have to play around some to get the exact size you need.

I have 2006LT and know just enough to be dangerous. Those more knowledgable may know of a better way to do this.

Good luck.

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Re: Autocad 2003 Question

02/01/2012 1:33 PM

I'm a little rusty but you might try this.

Select the entire drawing.

Show grid.

Size grid to 0.719".

Resize drawing so each side of a plywood sheet snaps to the grid.

Or, I am really rusty and this won't work at all.

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Re: Autocad 2003 Question

02/02/2012 12:35 AM

IF the drawing was created with associate dimensioning turned on (DIMASO = 1) and IF the dimensions have not been overridden, then resizing (stretching) will result in those dimensions being automatically updated. Then, use the stretch command to reduce all plywood thicknesses shown as 0.750" to 0.719" by STRETCHing in the appropriate direction by 0.031". Some additional cleanup may be required, depending on views and details shown.

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Re: Autocad 2003 Question

02/02/2012 3:23 AM

Hi ronseto and guys, if the drawing is not intented to be taken dimensions from, or it is just a "graphic" doc, you can always explode or, kess drastically, update the dimension text. Only in case you do not have to consider the overall dims at the assy.

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