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Consecutive Numbers Help

Postby sfrsdavis » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:29 am

Hey guys, is there a way to create consecutive numbers in DXF or auto cad without drawing each individual sign? Pictured below is a sample of what I need to make and the numbers will go from 0001 to 0400+. Its going to take forever to draw each one! Sure hope y'all can help me out! I don't mind drawing them up to an extent but thats too much. Thanks for any ideas!
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Re: Consecutive Numbers Help

Postby acourtjester » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:35 pm

What I would do is first create the 0 to 9 number DFX in your CAD or Inkscape, Have them all in the opened page of the program. Now start up another page and use the copy and paste function to move any number from the original page to the new one. If you need to use a number more then once just paste again. When you have you numbers on the new page form them in to the sequence you want and then save them as a new DXF and put the sequence in the name of the saved file. Move on to the next sequence by changing the numbers and save that one.
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Re: Consecutive Numbers Help

Postby transon1 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:29 pm

If I recall AutoCad has an express tools with an auto number command. However LT does not have that command.
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Re: Consecutive Numbers Help

Postby Larry83301 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:09 pm

Are you going to cut the strip out of a sheet if so you can cut and paste your parts with a box around the numbers on the first part, then use another layer to paste new numbers with the center of the box as a reference point. As you can see, the numbers are a different length because of the width of each number. The number 0 is much wider then the number 1 and as you will have multiple numbers the width will change a lot (0006 VS 0111). With some information as to size of the part, size you want the letters, size of the sheet you are cutting up etc. one of the board members would be able to make a file for you. :D
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Re: Consecutive Numbers Help

Postby sfrsdavis » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:53 pm

Thanks! I will get a list of the numbers and measurements probably tomorrow and see what i have. the plan was to cut them all out of a few sheets and then bend the sides down like the picture.


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