Copy and Scale Simultaneously

Is it possible to Copy and Scale at the same time? For example, I copy a one
inch circle and it creates a two inch circle, then a three inch circle, four
inch, etc. Or an array that scales each individual item by a certain
percent? The MicroStation Copy command does this with ease, just enter your
scale X and Y. I would like to find a similar command or a lisp for AutoCAD.
Reply to
Shapeshifter
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Not in a native command, but the lisp for this would be pretty simple.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Select object: ((-1 . ) (0 . "CIRCLE") (330 . ) (5 . "7218") (100 . "AcDbEntity") (67 . 0) (410 . "Model") (8 . "WALLS") (100 . "AcDbCircle") (10 0.0 0.0 0.0) (40 . 43.8287) (210 0.0 0.0 1.0))
the dxf code for a circle, (10 x y z ) is the center point, and I think (40 . #.#) is the radius. nothing in there for a scale factor.
if you want to copy a circle and make it bigger, you could play with the radius, but you would need something else if you picked a line.
alternatively, you might CREATE a block so you could apply scale factors on each "copy", but would that not just be rewriting the INSERT command?
However, if you restrict yourself to circles, the lisp would be pretty simple. have more parameters?
Reply to
roy
I figured he meant 'scale' as in the command.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
very possible you are right on that. but I still don't get different scale factors. am I missing something?
Reply to
roy
Who knows.... How'ya been?
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
been entirely covered up with work, which is a good thing. just when I start getting past some things that had bugged me for years with my LISP. just when I want to rework several things for default values.
they bring me all this work.
annoying, really. need to raise my rates.
how is life north of the border?
Reply to
roy
Winter's over. Residential is kinda slow, but commercial is paying the bills.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Similar here. Residential is most of what we do, and I would not call it "slow", but the TYPE of residential shifted. The contractors who build high end custom are hungry, but the remodel has picked up.
And then I get a couple of fire alarm wiring jobs.
There is a lesson in macro economics in there somewhere. You have a good week.
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roy

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