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Blocks perpendicular to a polyline.

A - answer I want to draw (insert) a series of blocks along a polyline. But they should not be aligned to the polyline like in the MEASURE / DIVIDE commands but rather perpendicular to the current direction of the polyline.

This is the same method of aligning blocks. Just redefine your block (or a copy of it) and rotate it 90 degrees - use REFEDIT or BEDIT and ROTATE all the entities of your block 90 degrees around its reference point. Save the redefined block and repeat the MEASURE / DIVIDE command with the options Block and Align. The same approach can be used for the VerticesBlk utility.

Thanks CarlB for the original concept

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Tip 6561:Text aligned along a line.

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