Distinguished Contributor spu
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How verify presence of a block in paper space

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01-30-2012 09:47 PM



How to verify a block is already inserted in a layout [paper space] using autocad .net. There will be only one instance per layout.






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Registered: ‎07-20-2011
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Re: How verify presence of a block in paper space

01-31-2012 02:11 AM in reply to: spu

Several solutions possible:

1. general solution to be used for every BlockTable, i.e. Modelspace, paperspace etc

// based on samples from http://drive-cad-with-code.blogspot.com/2011/04/tips-of-using-linq-in-autocad-net.html

            Document doc = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument;
            Database db = doc.Database;
            Editor ed = doc.Editor;
            using (Transaction trans = db.TransactionManager.StartTransaction())
                BlockTable bt = (BlockTable)db.BlockTableId.GetObject(OpenMode.ForRead);
                BlockTableRecord btr = (BlockTableRecord)trans.GetObject(db.CurrentSpaceId, OpenMode.ForWrite);
                BlockTableRecord ptr = (BlockTableRecord)trans.GetObject(bt[BlockTableRecord.PaperSpace], OpenMode.ForRead);
                var psIDs = ptr.Cast<ObjectId>().ToList();
                ed.WriteMessage("\n{0} paperspace entities", psIDs.Count);



                //All blocks Named=xxx
               var blks = psIDs.Where(id => id.ObjectClass.DxfName.ToUpper() == "INSERT").Select(id => GetBlockRef(id, trans)).ToList<BlockReference>();
               var myNamedblks = blks.Where(c => c.Name.ToUpper() == "MyXXX".ToUpper()).ToList<BlockReference>();
                foreach (BlockReference myBlk in myNamedblks)
                    ed.WriteMessage("\n" + myBlk.Name + ", " + myBlk.Handle);



2. Selection sample for active Layout

          TypedValue[] selectBlkName = new TypedValue[]
                                                new TypedValue((int)DxfCode.Start, "INSERT"),
                                                new TypedValue((int)DxfCode.Name, blkName),

            SelectionFilter selFilter = new SelectionFilter(selectBlkName );

            db.TileMode=false;  //activate paperspace
            PromptSelectionResult prSelRes = ed.SelectAll(selFilter);
            //return new ObjectIdCollection(prSelRes.Value.GetObjectIds());
            if (prSelRes.Status == PromptStatus.OK)
                using (Transaction trans = db.TransactionManager.StartTransaction())
                    foreach (ObjectId selID in prSelRes.Value.GetObjectIds())
                        Entity theEnt = (Entity)trans.GetObject(selID, OpenMode.ForRead);
                        ed.WriteMessage("\n" + selID.ObjectClass.DxfName + ", " + theEnt.GetType().ToString() + ", " + theEnt.Handle.ToString() + ", " + theEnt.Layer.ToString());


3. select from specific layout only


              db.TileMode=false;  //activate paperspace

               LayoutManager.Current.CurrentLayout = layoutname;







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