New client has multiple blocks in multiple locations on their servers
Problem 1 lots of directories just named blocks with blocks with no logical numbering descriptions
I.e. a directory may have blocks called 1, 2, 3, x, d, f, and if I’m lucky sometimes 3/2 valve which means having to open up every block
Simple solution would be to create a tool pallete of the directory then drop each block into a sheet to look and review
Since there is literally thousands of blocks it’s going to be labour intensive
I’m open to ideas on how to clean this mess up
a simple lisp routine to dump all the blocks in a tool pallete into a drawing nice and neat would be the simplest solution
From there I can then start to review the blocks and the create a clean block directory structure and rename the blocks with a more descriptive file name
any ideas ?
There aere no shortcuts to housecleaning: sorry, you are goin to have to get your hands dirty and spend time fixing it.
ADCENTER command has the ability to create TPs of Folders on the fly for you if you simply right-click and select the option, so that portion can be cut down dramatically. The tip will not handle sub-folders BTW.
"...it’s going to be labour intensive."
I think you already have the answer.
One thing I would recommend: Determine and/or establish categories into which you can group and consolidate blocks. Based on these categories, define what I call "container drawings", rather than folders, to organize the blocks. Once a category of blocks is organized within a DWG, creating one or more palettes of block insertion tools is fairly easy, and I think it simplifies maintenance as well.
DesignCenter also has a "create tool palette of blocks" option, if you need a built-in method.
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