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*John Mayo
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Multiple block insert

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08-16-2007 11:55 AM
We want to update a bunch of blocks in some templates.

We have the new blocks in one dwg. If I insert that dwg into the template
the blocks exist do not get redefined.

Can I get AutoCAD to redefine all of those blocks without inserting each one
manually?

--
John Mayo
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008, LDT 2008, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
*Heather
Message 2 of 4 (167 Views)

Re: Multiple block insert

08-16-2007 12:12 PM in reply to: *John Mayo
Open the drawing you want to change and the one that has the correct block
in it.
Make the "change" drawing current.
Go to the Design center to the "Open Drawings" Tab
click on the "blocks" in the tree under the "correct block" drawing.
find the block in the right hand window and right click on it. You should be
able it "insert" "insert and re-define" or "re-define Only"

Heather


"John Mayo" wrote in message
news:5692217@discussion.autodesk.com...
We want to update a bunch of blocks in some templates.

We have the new blocks in one dwg. If I insert that dwg into the template
the blocks exist do not get redefined.

Can I get AutoCAD to redefine all of those blocks without inserting each one
manually?

--
John Mayo
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008, LDT 2008, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
*John Mayo
Message 3 of 4 (167 Views)

Re: Multiple block insert

08-16-2007 12:27 PM in reply to: *John Mayo
Thanks Heather. I have used the Design Center for single blocks but I am
looking for way to do a bunch at once. The Design Center has an issue with
selecting more than one block.

--
John Mayo
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008, LDT 2008, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
"Heather" wrote in message
news:5692270@discussion.autodesk.com...
Open the drawing you want to change and the one that has the correct block
in it.
Make the "change" drawing current.
Go to the Design center to the "Open Drawings" Tab
click on the "blocks" in the tree under the "correct block" drawing.
find the block in the right hand window and right click on it. You should be
able it "insert" "insert and re-define" or "re-define Only"

Heather


"John Mayo" wrote in message
news:5692217@discussion.autodesk.com...
We want to update a bunch of blocks in some templates.

We have the new blocks in one dwg. If I insert that dwg into the template
the blocks exist do not get redefined.

Can I get AutoCAD to redefine all of those blocks without inserting each one
manually?

--
John Mayo
Project Engineer
Conklin Associates
Ramsey, NJ

Civil 3D 2008, LDT 2008, Raster Design 2008
P-IV at 3.5 GHz
2 GB Ram
Nvidea Quadro FX w/ 128 MB Ram
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: Multiple block insert

10-16-2012 02:08 PM in reply to: *John Mayo

did you ever find a solution to this John?

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