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whitelined
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Registered: ‎03-31-2008
Message 1 of 10 (15,178 Views)

Convert Attribute to text/mtext

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03-31-2008 02:49 AM
Hi,

Does anyone know of an ACAD command, or lisp script that can convert attributes -their tag, prompt or value - to text?

Many thanks

Regards

Aaron
*Terry W. Dotson
Message 2 of 10 (15,177 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

03-31-2008 04:11 AM in reply to: whitelined
whitelined wrote:

> Does anyone know of an ACAD command, or lisp script that can convert
> attributes -their tag, prompt or value - to text?

Try TAG2TXT.LSP in the Free Stuff section of the site below.

Good Luck, Terry
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Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

04-01-2008 08:16 AM in reply to: whitelined
BURST. It's an EXPRESS TOOL.

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Hi,

Does anyone know of an ACAD command, or lisp script that can convert
attributes -their tag, prompt or value - to text?

Many thanks

Regards

Aaron
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zenkai
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎10-13-2010
Message 4 of 10 (14,527 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

10-27-2010 05:29 AM in reply to: *Bill DeShawn

Use TXT2MTXT command and select the desired Attribute

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greg.battin
Posts: 162
Registered: ‎12-10-2010
Message 5 of 10 (13,410 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

04-24-2011 06:40 PM in reply to: whitelined

Anybody have a solution that works?

For people like me who dont want to explode a block in order to get the text objects, it is amazing at how few options there are.

I have tried the tag2text.lsp and it doesn't work. I have tried the express tool txt2mtxt and that doesn't work.

I have searched for a good lisp routines and cant find any. Exploding blocks is not an option

 

All of the lisps taht claim to do this, assume that the attributes are allready exploded from a block. This seems pointless.

 

Is there a routine that allows you to select a block with attributes and then places the tag values as text without exploding the block?

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greg.battin
Posts: 162
Registered: ‎12-10-2010
Message 6 of 10 (13,402 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

04-25-2011 09:37 AM in reply to: greg.battin

I found the following that makes mtext out of block attributes.

The only problem is that it asks the user to specify the text height. It would be better for my needs, if it were to just take the attribuite text info and use that to create the text as the same as the atts.

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plawton5092
Posts: 116
Registered: ‎01-18-2008
Message 7 of 10 (13,379 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

04-26-2011 10:59 AM in reply to: whitelined

You can set ATTDISP to ON, which will allow you to see any invisible attributes.

 

Or, you could WBLOCK all blocks, then run BURST (expresstool) on that file, then re-import the resulting text objects.

 

Good Luck

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kenarlt49
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-26-2012
Message 8 of 10 (11,442 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

03-26-2012 02:25 PM in reply to: whitelined

How do I convert dtext to mtext in AutoCAD 2010?  I've tried TXT2MTXT but it doesn't work.

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greg.battin
Posts: 162
Registered: ‎12-10-2010
Message 9 of 10 (11,432 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

03-26-2012 08:56 PM in reply to: whitelined

here is one that has been upgraded from Lee Mac

 

http://www.lee-mac.com/text2mtext.html

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plawton5092
Posts: 116
Registered: ‎01-18-2008
Message 10 of 10 (11,423 Views)

Re: Convert Attribute to text/mtext

03-27-2012 05:30 AM in reply to: whitelined

If you have Express Tools installed, check there for "Convert text to Mtext" - see attached screen cap.

 

Best of luck

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