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Converting a text string to a block

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08-16-2012 09:54 AM

question for ya all out there.. so, in a drawing, i have several text strings, 's', that i would like to change to a known block... is this able to be done? there are over 3000 's' in the drawing, hoping to change them all to the same block. let me know if this can be done. thanks

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Re: Converting a text string to a block

08-16-2012 10:56 PM in reply to: colby82



I'm not sure - maybe there is even a simple AutoCAD command for this.

Are you able to select/filter all text strings you want to convert into blocks?

If so -  here is the way I would do it (not necessarily the easiest one):


- export all your textstrings ("s") : command _mapexport, choose ESRI SHP as target file format, export as "text".

- import the file again (command: mapimport) - you can import the text objects (basically  points with text attribute) as blocks


To import the text as block:

- in Import dialog box, click on <acad_point> in "Point" column

- click on small button appearing on the right

-in dialog box "how to process points?" choose "As blocks" and select the block you want your text converted into


Good Luck,

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Re: Converting a text string to a block

08-17-2012 07:29 AM in reply to: Robert_Fritz

i was able to get some help on another CAD board, someone wrote me a quick routine.

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