Hello, I really am new to this type of blocks and dynamic stuff so I hope I can get this to work. I open the Pipe Block in the block editor. The display map in the associated viewport rotates to match the arrow. I select the Visibility Parameter on the Authoring Palettes and place it to one side of the flanges as seen below. To do this I click on the Visibility Mode button on the ribbon till I can see both of the side flanges over each other one dimmed out a bit.
Dynamic Blocks can be added to other dynamic blocks. Insert in model space at 24 scale factor. North is essential for assuming the direction. This is only because I can set up two stretch actions for one Linear Parameter if I want. Many drafters, architects, engineers, and cartographers spend a little time designing distinctive and creative ways to show the north point arrow. After that is completed I select my Flange Front block, right click and select Block Editor and the display should look something like this.
After adding the base point and visibility parameter I can start adding the other Parameters that will be needed to make this a basic dynamic pipe routing system. I need to set up the rotation for both sizes and make the Rotate grip visible for both. I still don't see the circle on the right side. From the Layout Elements portion, select the North point symbol. But if I go this route I could add all the different parts of a pipe specification into one block, insert it and select the component Pipe, Tee, etc.
Knowing north direction room planning becomes easier for architects. Windows and doors are placed in North direction. You can rotate or scale the block as you like. The example below is one of my Dynamic blocks. We can add the two flange blocks together to create another dynamic block to select between the front and side view of the flange. Then it will prompt to select one of the two arrows on the Linear Parameter to indicate which direction I want to stretch in.
A free and simple way to add a 'layer' to our backup system is to create a account. That is where you get the rotation. I will be using the Block Authoring Palettes highlighted to the left of the screen above. All that is needed is a template drawing with all of the blocks in it saved to a folder that will not change and a drawing name that will not change. There is also an arrow drop down grip on its side for choosing the size of the flange. I can stretch the pipe length to any length I want. I did same for the Pipe, Tee and 90-Elbow Blocks, to make them all rotate as shown in the image below.
. Every map file has a default display map. Which allows us to generate reports automatically. The choices are Right reading which keeps the text right-side up regardless of rotation angle , As inserted which sets text rotation at the angle of the last leader segment , and Force horizontal which keeps the text horizontal regardless of the match line rotation angle. I do the same for my Flange, Pipe, Elbow and tee sketches and call them respectively Flange Side, Pipe, 90-Elbow and Tee so that I have five blocks in total.
Insert in model space at 36scale factor. In a building structure, it is essential to know the exact direction of winds and sunlight. Below are fantastic cad blocks of North Arrows ready to use and distribute. However, there is declination between the true North Pole and the magnetic pole, that needs to be applied to the reading of the compass to get true north direction. Now it should look something like the image shown below. Click below left of the bottom line of sketch and draw a box over all the left end points of my two pipe sketches just like the stretch command, so it looks like the image shown below. This is because this Parameter requires an Action to go with it.
With the Dropbox desktop app, you can automatically sync your current drafting projects into the cloud. If we manage the drawing elements as reusable contents, it will increase our productivity significantly. I could just as easily have added a drop down to show the manway with the lid or without the lid or to remove the safety grating covering the hole. The accurate marking of East, West, North, and South directions are required to do the naming of Roads, Plots, and a Building. I just want to add a word of caution here, if you rotate or mirror a dynamic block with the normal commands it will make a mess of the dynamic features you added.
Adding actions to the Block: Now there is only one final step left to do before I can start assembling my dynamic pipeline using the parts I created. Since ancient times we locate the directions according to Polestar which is in the direction of north. Magnetic North and True North Magnetic north is the direction of the compass needle. Enter an angle or drag to the desired position. After that, I need to select the object that needs to be stretched, similar to a normal stretch.