Layout Drawing Width Reference

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    • #4908
      Henry Berger


      I am creating a new drawing title and attempting to reference the width of the drawing so that a line that is part of the drawing title matches the width of the drawing. There does not seem to be a parameter or global variable that controls/utilizes that information. My guess is that this would be a REQUEST and the drawing width dimension may be part of an array that references the underlying database. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

      Thanks in Advance,


    • #4909
      Barry Kelly

      Having a quick look at the ‘Built-in Drawing Title’ object, it appears that the drawing dimensions are stored in a parameter called ‘AC_DrawingRect’.
      In particular …

      xo = AC_DrawingRect[1]: yo = AC_DrawingRect[2]
      x1 = AC_DrawingRect[3]: y1 = AC_DrawingRect[4]

      Or if you want to use the layout width then it is the ‘AC_LayoutRect’ parameter.


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    • #4954
      Henry Berger

      Hi Barry,

      That did it. I had tested something similar after opening and reviewing the provided title types. Unfortunately, I had some typos trying to get at the array values. After a copy/paste of the script above everything worked fine.

      Thanks for your help,


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