AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: AttSync Of Blocks - Takes A Long Time With Numerous Objects

May 18, 2012

The AttSync command does what it advertises fairly well.  My problem is that I have thousands of small blocks in a single drawing.  (My current drawing has 2100 block references with four attributes in each one.)  I may change the attribute values in a few of them and need to re-sync the attribute locations.  When I run AttSync it updates every single block insertion.  One of two things are desired:

1)Flag each block insertion as having been sync'ed, reducing the number of objects requiring synchronization when AttSync is called again.  Provide a way to force all to be sync'ed.

2)Allow a selection set in the AttSync command after selecting the block to sync.

Either or both of these would a great time-saver for those of us with large numbers of blocks with attributes.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Add Exact Same Objects And Visibility State To Blocks

Jan 7, 2014

I have over 100 blocks that I need to add the exact same objects and visibility state to.  Is there a way to globally make this change, or even to copy the visibility states from one block to the next without having to recreate the states in each block?  I thought I had previously run across a routine on here that would make changes to multiple blocks at once, but I can't seem to find it now.  

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Jun 27, 2013

Why the drawing title in my dynamic block will not scale up or down. The rest of the objects scale properly but just this the drawing title text attribute will not follow suit.

I tried adding position point and link, etc....I run out options and don't know how to fix this.

LT 2012 user

AutoCAD LT 2012
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May 5, 2010

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The attached file shows a simple example.

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Jan 12, 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

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Feb 28, 2012

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Jun 5, 2012

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Aug 22, 2013

We have a new title block which now contains various fields to automatically populate the drawing number, number of sheets, issue etc.  The problem we have is when we go to zoom all or extents on a layout tab it moves the layout to the right each time.  If we only have one layout or we use a plain title block i.e. with no fields, the zoom works fine (layout stays put in the center).  This is also true if we directly insert a field onto the layout - again no problems. 

The cause of the problem only happens when a block containing a field is inserted onto the paper space of a layout and,there are multiple layouts containing blocks with fields.

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Aug 8, 2013

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Jul 15, 2011

How do I manipulate a height parameter all of the dynamic blocks in the drawing from one single field? Say a field located in the drawing properties or on the drawing itself.

For example:  Multiple blocks of different walls of same height with other blocks of things on located on those walls, dependant on the wall height, all linked to and changed by a single field. Possibly a Wall Height field located in the custom tab of the drawing properties.

I can pickout each of the blocks and change them at the same time in properites menu because they all share the same parameter name.  I would just like to have that height parameter of every block in the drawing, that has that specific parameter controled by a single field.  Which I could enter a new height at anytime that would change every block in the drawing to that height.

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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)

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Jan 24, 2012

I have the same block repeated multiple times in a drawing, and I want to delete the last attribute in all of the specific blocks.  When I edit the block in block editor, the attributes do not show up.  After I explode the block, there is no text.  The attached image shows the properties of the block.

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Apr 29, 2013

I am using AutoCAD 2013 on Windows 7 platform

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I have 48 blocks that the images are named like this "Block tool_F2149212-4649-41F5-95E6-4A978EC376F5_2".

I have tried resaving the blocks and recreating the blocks to no avail.

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Dec 19, 2012

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Nov 20, 2013

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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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Text Disappeared From Blocks

Oct 1, 2011

I have been working on a drawing with 3 different dynamic blocks for several weeks and everything has been working perfectly.  However, all of a sudden this afternoon, the text in all 3 dynamic blocks disappeared and will not display on the screen in paper or model space, and does not print.

As best I recall, I was creating a polyline viewport when this text disappeared.

I cannot turn the text on in these dynamic blocks.  The text in on layer 0 which is on, and is unlocked and unfrozen.  Additionally I have turned on, unlocked and unfroze all layers in the dwg and this does not work.  I have also checked the text layer in the block editor and it is on layer 0.  

When I click on any of the blocks, all the information appears to be correct, ie: door numbers, text style, etc.  The text, however, just does not appear.  Also I have never set any invisible text parameters and when I open the block editor, nothing in the invisible text area is selected or select-able.  

Previous versions of this drawing, which I saved yesterday, display all block text perfectly. Perhaps there is a setting I accidentally hit which caused this problem?  

I have tried repeatedly turning on all the layers, unfreezing, unlocking, changing parameters in the Style menu.  I closed Autocad and turned the computer completely off and back on again.

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May 26, 2011

I have a block which represents a piece of equipment on a factory floor.  It has two subcomponents which are blocked with the main equipment.  Consider a rectangle and two smaller circles blocked together.  Each of the subcomponents (circles) has a point parameter and a move feature so that the components can be moved independently from each other and from the main equipment. 

Here's the issue: If a user accidentaly (or purposely) places the grip from one of the subcomponents snapped to the grip of the other subcomponent, then the two seem forever attached; when I try to grab the grip of one of the subcomponents to separate them, both grips get selected and both components move together.  At this point the two components appear to be inseparable with the grips permanently joined.

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Jun 25, 2013

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Dec 8, 2011

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Apr 11, 2013

After all this time is there a way to assign layers to different objects with a block? Perhaps using Visibility states or Lookups?

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Sep 28, 2012

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Nov 21, 2013

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