Dec 28, 2017

Lisp : Settingout Table

Settingout with Table Lisp help you while creating setting out drawing , It will create a coordinate table and elevation (X,Y,Z) according to the coordinate points placed in the drawing.

Steps :
  • Load Settingout Table Lisp
  • Type Command “CN” to place Increment Settingout Points

  • If need to create some sub points, Type “CSN” to place Increment Settingout sub Points. This also allows to create sub points after placing all increment Settingout points.

  •  After placing points type command “CRT” to create Table

  •  Type “A” to select all Points
  • Then Pick a point on your Layout to place table. This will automatically create a table with all coordinates placed under the model space. The Settingout table will automatically create the table with an ascending order.

  • It will create new test style “Gen-text
  • It will create an attribute block “CRBLK
  • It will Place Points in new layer “Coordinate Points
  • It will place Table in new layer “Coordinate Table
  • It will automatically change “UCS to World” and back to “previous

Steps to Edit Coordinate Points
  • If the alignment of drawing changed and need to edit some points Settingout value,
  • Move the points according to the setting out,
  • Type command “CRT” to create new edited Settingout table

  • Type “S” to select modified  Points
  • Then Pick a point on your Layout to place new table. This newly table will create only those Settingout values of the changed points.

  • And replace the newly Settingout table values with the existing values.
  • This Lisp is crated to place Settingout points up to “99” only,  If you have points more than 100, pursue following steps.
  • Settingout Table lisp will count all “CRBLK” block and extract data of each Block to create Table.
  • Place points up to “99” the run command “CRT” to place table.
  • After that type command “RENAME”  and rename block “CRBLK” to “CRBLK-1”.
  • Then continue placing points from “100”  and run command “CRT” to create new table starting form 100.

  • While using  “sub points” order of points may not be in the ascending order, so adjust manually to make it in an ascending order. 

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  1. Dear Bijoy
    While picking setting out points serial from 1 to 10, in between if we want like 5 & 5A, 7 & 7A is there any option, and also if we picked mis location, can we undo that point and pick again and points should go continously. (like when we copy same object continuously more than one time if missed position just we undo and pick required location like that option is there in ur setting out point.)


    1. Mahesh
      there is no option for Alphabets like 5A 5B, for that I need re write the code. If you miss any location press Esc button to exit command and type CN or CSN command again and you can assign new number.

  2. Dear Bijoy

    i need a lisp where i can arrange my plan and profile in layouts is it possible please help me. thanks in advance.

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  4. I got it to work. Thanks a bunch.

    You are a great man Bijoy.

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  7. Hi Bijoy
    I have a question, In layout area pic points numbers we can rotate text parallel to line ?

  8. Hi Bijoy
    Can u please provide LISP or Procedure about area equal subdivisions in the irregular area,in the AutoCAD any simple way for subdivisions?

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