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Entity explode

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:17 pm
by datahogg
What is the DataCad equivalent of the Autocad command EXPLODE .

Thanks H. Hampton.

Re: Entity explode

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:41 pm
by David A. Giesselman
datahogg wrote:What is the DataCad equivalent of the Autocad command EXPLODE.

Mr. Hogg, (cool username BTW)

That might depend upon the type of entity. DataCAD does not have a generic Explode command equivalent to Autocad, as that might give you unexpected results. What type of Entity(s) are you wanting to Explode? DataCAD offers several methods to break-down compound entities, most of which are entity-type dependent.

Regards,
Dave

Re: Entity explode

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:51 am
by datahogg
Thanks for your response.
Suppose I have a simple inserted block representing a light fixture. How would I explode the existing block within an existing drawing?

Re: Entity explode

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:08 am
by MtnArch
While you're in the drawing, right click on the block (symbol), and pick Explode. You can also decide if the symbol is to be exploded and placed on the layers that it had when originally created (like "0" for Acad blocks) or the layer you're currently on.

Re: Entity explode

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:09 am
by datahogg
Thanks for your response.
When I am using the SYMBOL pallet and decide to edit one of the symbols, choose the "Edit Symbol" , and then edit the symbol,
how do I save the edited symbol and go back to the regular drawing screen without going through 2 pop up menus?