insert a dwg title block

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insert a dwg title block

Postby gypsy46 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:16 pm

I would love to use LayOut to create all of the model sheets for the schematic presentation/DD/pre-CD, etc....but I can't use our studio's dwg title block in the sheet setup. What's up with that? ...or have I missed something?
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby Gaieus » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:38 am

While you cannot "import" your dwg title boxes straight into LO (like you cannot import any CAD elements anyway), you can set up your templates with your custom blocks just like in a CAD software. All these blocks in LO are just combinations of simple shape (and maybe other - like raster image, even SU model and such) elements and put on an "every page" layer (kind of "master blocks" or how architects call them).
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby gypsy46 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:45 pm

yup, uh huh, I understand all of that...the issue is uniformity with the rest of the architectural set and ability to use the blocks within the title block for changing titles, sheet numbers, etc. Thanks...still wishing. ;)
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby Technohippy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:21 pm

Bump that! :D

being able to import a 2d cad block or dwg as geometry would be invaluable. especially if a practice has a number of different title blocks all forming different purposes.

Being able to insert cad blocks could also allow the use of the editable fields within a block.

I'm resigned to redrawing my title block, but i think this feature would make layout even more attractive to all design practices, engineers and surveyors.

what confuses me is that LO is able to export to dxf/dwg but not import :(
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby Krisidious » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:30 pm

can't you?

import title block into sketchup...

insert sketchup model of title block into layout.

switch to vector mode...

explode...

add to title block layer...
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby dallen » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:49 pm

Krisidious wrote:can't you?

import title block into sketchup...

insert sketchup model of title block into layout.

switch to vector mode...

explode...

add to title block layer...



This is great, but how do you import the title block with text? I loose all text when importing .dwg to SU.
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby ltchest » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:25 pm

there is a script/plugin that allows you to import DXF text into sketchup (try searching for it). Ive tried it after exploding my title block. limited success only, but better than starting from scratch for sure
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Re: insert a dwg title block

Postby Krisidious » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:02 pm

Text doesn't import... or it didn't, I haven't tried that plugin... But I'm going to hunt it down.
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