Drafting Techniques

Drafting Techniques

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Attributes in a drawing, drawing inserted as a block

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01-08-2010 11:03 AM
I have a drawing that I insert as a block (attached) which has attributes. The objects inside this drawing are not a block, just separate objects with text and attributes. I am interested in arranging the order of the attributes when inserting into other drawings. If I make the objects/text/att's into a block then insert again I have to edit the block reference and then edit the block inside that to change the atts.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.
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Re: Attributes in a drawing, drawing inserted as a block

01-08-2010 12:24 PM in reply to: SCOTTLEVINE6990
In the file use the block command, pick a name other than the name of the drawing, select the attributes in the order you want them to show later, pick all the other objects.

Now use the wblock command, block option, point to the location you want this, use the same name as the block name. Done.
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Re: Attributes in a drawing, drawing inserted as a block

08-23-2012 04:18 PM in reply to: GrantsPirate

In addition to COJonez,


REINSERT the new block and accept to override the old, then

Use the command ATTSYNC. This command will update your block but keep your attributes.


Let me know if this works for you.



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