Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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Registered: ‎03-25-2009
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Batch Block insertion

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03-25-2009 09:06 AM
I have more than 100 dwgs, I need to insert a date block on each one of them, can any one help me with a batch file and a lisp routine for that.
Your help will be really apprecaited.

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Registered: ‎03-15-2007
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Re: Batch Block insertion

03-25-2009 10:19 AM in reply to: imtaha
Place all your drawings in a folder. Copy the code below to note pad and save in same folder as drawings. Place the block you want to insert in another folder. Launch one of the drawings the at command prompt type; (load "thenameoflispfile") see ;;********* below

(setq plist (vl-directory-files (getvar "dwgprefix") "*.dwg" 1))

(foreach ins1 plist
(setvar "lispinit" 0)
(command "open" ins1)
(command "insert" "c:\\bin\\ws001" "0,0" "" "" "");;***** "c:\\bin\\ws001" your block name with path
(command "save" ins1)
(setq plist nil)

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Registered: ‎08-30-2014
Message 3 of 4 (43 Views)

Re: Batch Block insertion

08-30-2014 09:56 AM in reply to: southie

Hi Southie 


Im just trying to get your lisp to work but i am having a couple of problems, can you just explain what the stars are in the name please where you indicate to see below?



thank you 



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Registered: ‎03-14-2004
Message 4 of 4 (31 Views)

Re: Batch Block insertion

08-31-2014 02:01 PM in reply to: bitdraughty
any thing after a ; it is a comment , it serve as a tip to help the user. In this case, it tell the user to put the whole path and file name, include its extension all further the ; do not do any to the lisp.
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