Can someone advise if it is possible to add an attribute to each drawing in a project with this mapped to Sheet Maximum which should count the total no. of sheets in the project without having to go back and re-create my template thus re-create the project again. I understand how to set-up this functionality in the title bock set-up. However I am trying to avoid having to go back to the beginning.
Thanks in advance.
Open your template as a dwg and add the new attribute. If you use the WD_TB attribute method to do your mapping, add the attribute to this now. Save it as a template again and then do a save as and save it as a dwg.
Now open the first dwg in your project. Do a project wide swap/update and update the title block for all the dwgs in the project using the dwg file you saved from your template file.
If you use any of the WDT methods, you would now update the title block mapping.
Finally, do a project wide title block update and select the sheet max attribute to update while everything else is de-selected.
I'm not sure of the command that get's typed in. I use the Swap/Update Block menu button.
As the title block is just another block, this command will either swap or update the block as needed with no problems.
Thanks for that. I have identified the swap/update block command. However when I run the command the block is updated throughout the project which is what i need. However it looses the WD_TB mapping. Please can you advise.
If anything, the update should be filling in the WD_TB attribute with the data in the old title block.
The attached lisp file from Nate Holt will go through the project and fill in the required data in the required attribute.
Just copy it from the zip file to your Lisp directory, and type appload.
Load the lisp file and then exit the appload function
Now open up a new dwg with the correct WD_TB data, double click on the title block and select the WD_TB attribut from the list. Highlight all the data for the attribute and hit CTRL-C
To start the function, type dbx_dwgprops at the command prompt.
Select the title block, then the WD_TB attribute
Now hit CTRL-V to paste the data you copied earlier with CTRL-C
Finish going through the rest of the dialogs and let the lisp run through.
You should find the correct information in the WD_TB attribue now.
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