General Usage Instructions

1. The Window

Run "FixScribes" from the command line or from the ribbon panel, and the main window will bring up. Click "Add" button at the bottom left corner to add dxf files.

2. The Commands

On the lower, right panel, you can see there are checkboxes of commands for you to choose. The main command is "Move and scale Scribe Text" to make texts placed completely inside the plate.

Another feature of this fixing text command is, it will add an underline under every "6" character. That helps eliminate the confusing issue when number "6" looks like number "9" if the plate is rotated upside down.

Additional command is "Offset Slots". When you need slots get little larger, choose this command.

Finally, it is the "Trim text" command to change the text content. For example, the text is "ABC-126" and you find that is unnecessarily too long, you want it to be only 126, then, choose this command.

3. The Files menu

You can save your current dxf file list to a .json file and open it later by using command "Save Working Session" and "Open Working Session".

Before run the fixing process, it is good to back up your files first. Choose a back up folder, then run "Back Up" command. All the files in the current list will be copied to the back up folder. After click "Run All", if you want to undo changes, go to "Files" menu and click "Restore".

4. See command action in detail

The process runs just silently in the background. There is a log window on the upper right panel for you to get log info on selected drawing, after "Run" clicked. But if you want to really see the action, you can open 1 dxf drawing by click "Open Select" and click "Run Selected Drawings Only". See "Offset slots action" and "Fix scribe text action" screenshots below to understand how it work before decide to process all drawings with "Run All".

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

FixScribes

Brings up the main window to select dxf files and run the batch fix proces.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

None

Contact

Company Name: 7cad
Support Contact: linh@7cad-programming.com

Author/Company Information

7cad

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

3.1.0

Upgrade the UI. Publish to the store.

Add "Underscore number 6" option.

3.0.0

Add trim text command.