AutoCAD 2010 :: Replace Dynamic Blocks With New Ones - Anonymous Names Are Created

Jan 19, 2012

I recently updated our CAD Library to dynamic blocks. In the process of updating our drawings, we realized that we could not use BLOCKREPLACE to replace dynamic blocks with another dynamic block (with new name) once the dynamic element has been changed. I realize that this changes the state of the block and anonymous block names are created.

I need a simple solution so that members of my group can easily replace dynamic blocks with new dynamic blocks.

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AutoCad 2D :: Replace Dynamic Blocks With Normal Blocks Based On Parameters

Aug 2, 2012

We used a bespoke program to convert our drawings to Java applets for web usage. This does not cope with dynamic blocks at present and we have started to receive drawings from our clients using them.

I need to replace this with standard static blocks based on one of two criteria. Either:

1) Replace based on visibility state (have generic chair block with multiple different chair types set by visibility type, need to replace depending on which type it is set as)

2) Replace based on parameter (have table with size set by dimensions, need to replace with static block for each dimension)

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Jun 20, 2012

I was trying to alter the standard blocks on the tool palette. How I messed everything up but I basically have two huge problems now.

1. I am missing the necessary default blocks that should be under my edit block directory.....all the Aecb files.
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I attached a picture of the "edit block definition" and the troubled symbols.

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May 17, 2013

I have two visibility states. STATE1 and STATE2 used at attribute .

I only see the first (STATE1) or the default. 

Changing  the state works fine with objects ( a simple box and circle) but not with the attribute.

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Aug 9, 2013

I created a library of Dynamic cabinets in AutoCAD LT 2013. I have tested them and used them in drawings. I just upgraded to 2104 and when I insert those same dynamic blocks into a drawing, the parameters do not show and i can not use the dynamic block as intended.  when I click on it...tons ot grips show up and no parameters.

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Jan 8, 2007

I have a drawing containing simple blocks and "compound" blocks (blocks composed by smaller blocks). I prompt the user to select a block. If the block is a simple one, I simply show its name. Otherwise, I have to get the names of its sub-blocks and show them to the user.

When I thought I got it, I saw that when exploding some compound blocks (using Entity.explode()), some of the entities returned are anonymous blocks (*U80, *U67, ...). The problem is that this anonymous blocks are not dynamic blocks (BlockReference.IsDynamic() = false), so I can't get their name accessing to its DynamicBlockTableRecord.

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Feb 22, 2012

We've recently converted all our microstation drawings to autocad now that the company has decided to go with one cad program company wide. One of the issues we are having after getting the drawings back from the this co. converting them is the cells to blocks conversion inside the drawing. when we open a drawing and see a "Fuse" block for instance and if it a has multiple inserts, it named them:

Fuse_2 etc....

is there a lisp routine or some command that would replace the "Fuse_*" blocks with "Fuse"..I've been searching the forums and know about the express tool Replace Block but need to be able to automate somehow. I thought about trying to rename each of the "Fuse_*" but of course it won't let you rename to a block name that already exists.

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Oct 23, 2012

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Mar 11, 2005

I want to explode all anonymous blocks, but how do I create a selection set of them.?(ssget "x" '((2 . "*U*"))) doesn't work, and is dangerous if you have any blocks with the letter 'u' in them.

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Sep 19, 2011

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How can I use ssget to snag all Dynamic Blocks that use the 'Real Block'?

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Aug 2, 2012

I am using Autocad 2011 and created a dynamic block which turned out fine.

After making a copy of this dynamic block and doing some additions to this new block (added several flip parameters), I found that when I run my mouse over this new block it lags. I have attached the drawing which contains both the blocks. The one on top is the problematic block whereas the bottom one is the one I created first and made a copy of.

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I need to create a dynamic title block, so I can change the date on layout 1 and all the others change too.

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Oct 28, 2013

When I worked for my previous firm, they had a library full or blocks that would change scale by picking from a small pull down menu on the block itself.  I could automatically change a section of a 4" CMU to an 8" CMU just by picking from the options.  I am trying to create some of those now.  Are those dynamic or annotative blocks.  What is the parameter I would use.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Dynamic Blocks With Text Increments

Dec 13, 2011

Is there any way to have a dynamic block which utilises a similar function to TCOUNT. I am doing drawings for solar panel installations and have set up a dynamic block for our different panels that we use, which i have used xy paramater with the array action to make life simple when inserting panels onto a drawing... however we number these panels 1 to ~ ... we could have 3 on one roof but we could also have over 100... is there any way to have the dynamic block auto increment the text automatically? At the moment i use the block to show 20 panels then i explode and use the tcount command to increment the text in selection order. 

Or... how i could go about doing lets say a data entry for example insert block-> Dialogue for amount of panels / amount of panels in a row or column? And after selecting that data the block will automatically have numbers 1-x...

I have attached a sample block so you can try and get an understanding of what im after.

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Apr 15, 2012

I can't locate dynamic door blocks in Autocad 2012 for Mac.  I am a student, and my course instructions read to insert a door from: Architectural Tab on Tool palettes (TP) Dynamic Block Name: Door-Imperial.  But I do not show that tool palette, nor am I able to locate any dynamic blocks in my content palette.

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May 5, 2010

I've made annotative blocks and I've made dynamic blocks... My intent is to integrate both but I can't find a way to move dynamic block parameters separately at different annotative scales.

In other words, if I insert an annotative dimension and add multiple scales I can move the dimension grips independently at each scale. If I insert a dynamic block I want to be able to use the dynamic block's action "grips" to do the same. However, with a dynamic block, if I move a stretch action at one annotation scale it moves the action at all annotation scales.

The attached file shows a simple example.

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When I copy a dynamic block, and then adjust one of the copies or the original, the other copies often get messed up/destroyed--odd shifts in the handles, lines moving out of kilter, etc.

Perhaps the following is the cause of the problem: when I copy a dynamic block, Autocad does not give the copy an original Anonymous Name. So I am left with a bunch of blocks with the same Anonymous Name. Perhaps this confuses Autocad.

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May 10, 2012

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Mar 15, 2012

I have created a dynamic block with several visiblility states. The block works great for what I need it for. however, I am trying to add one more action to the block but am having issues.

This block is essentially a 24" retail cabinet with the visibility states showing the different drawer and shelf configurations. I want to be able to lengthen the cabinet in 24" increments and have the visibility show for each 24" section.....e.g.  I want a 10' cabinet so I bring in the 24" starter block. Then stretch the cabinet to the 10' mark, then I can chose any drawer/shelve config for each 24" section (they are all different).

I can get the block to stretch in 24" problem.....i just want the visibility state to be duplicated as well for each section. Now as it stretches, there is only one Vis state and it only populates the first cabinet.

I could do this by copying the block over and over 5 times.....but I am hoping there is a way to make this dynamic.

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Apr 23, 2013

I have a block I am making into a Dynamic Block. I will be adding in different visibility states. Depending on the visibility state the block would need to be inserted from a different point.

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Sep 17, 2012

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Sep 16, 2011

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So I've done a reasonable amount of work with dynamic blocks. I have a block with a rotation action and grip to arbitrarily align it.  However I realized when trying to combine it with an alignment grip (which actions on the basic or fundamental block rotation angle) that there didn't seem to be a way to some how link a dynamic block rotation action or one of the custom angle properties to a the fundamental block rotation angle.  Thus there are two additive rotations at work; the dynamic block one with its grip and the fundamental rotation property.

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Feb 28, 2012

I need to create a dynamic block for a "Glass Panel" in a balustrade. I need to be able to insert it, in one corner and stretch it in another corner, to suit the staircase angle.

I've created the block, but it isn't working correctly. I've attached a drawing, with the left hand drawing a sketch of how it needs to be. The right  hand drawing is my dynamic block attempt. As can be seen, when the block is stretched between the 2 points, it doesn't follow the angle of the staircase correctly (Very slight run off)

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