AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Finding Number Of Times Specific Blocks Used In A Drawing?

Aug 8, 2013

How to find no of times specific blocks used in a drawing?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Delete Last Attribute In All Of Specific Blocks

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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Same Parameter In All Blocks In Drawing From One Field?

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 Dynamic Blocks :: Dynamic Door / Specific Parameters To Change Its Size And Orientation

Dec 13, 2013

I'm working on a dynamic door, that has specific parameters to change its size and orientation. Everything works pretty good, only the arc for the door won't react the way I want it.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Finding A Column Grid Bubble?

May 21, 2008

We are looking for a column grid bubble dynamic block that will allow us to place horizontal or vertical grid lines while the text in the bubble remains in the upright position.

Another thing we need is to allow for column lines close together without overlapping bubbles. In other words, we need to have the ability to have a diagonal line from the bottom or side of the bubble to the column line which allows us to have all bubbles aligned no matter how close the columns grid lines are.

The attribute in the bubble has to be able to have XX.X to fit within the bubble with the first to X's to be either Alpha or Numeric and the last X to be Numeric only.

Can this be made to be Annotative too?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Annotative Parameters Inside Dynamic Blocks

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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Adding One Action To Dynamic Blocks

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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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Insertion Point On Dynamic Blocks

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.

My question is, is it possible to add multiple insertion points to a dynamic block so depending on the visibility state it defaults to the correct insertion point?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Zoom All & Extents With Blocks Containing Fields On Layout Tabs

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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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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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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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 :: Exploding Blocks With Negative Values?

Apr 24, 2013

I built a building foundation for a grading plan and I have another building that is the exact mirror of it. I have tried to mirror it. Didn't work. I created a block of the feature lines and inserted it with a -1 x value but I can't explode it. I tried the regular explode and xplode. Neither worked. I can use the the block to draw feature lines over but it just seems so much easier if I could figure out how to explode the block.

C3D 2013

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: How To Get Blocks To Have Images Associated With Actual Block Name

Apr 29, 2013

I am using AutoCAD 2013 on Windows 7 platform

95% of the blocks on the palettes have the images associated, and named, per the block name.

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.

How to get these few blocks to have images that are associated with the actual block name and not the generic "block_too" name?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Sharing Parameters Between Blocks

Nov 20, 2013

I wish to have a single dimension alter the dimensions in a set of nested blocks, similar to shared parameters in Revit. For example, I have a circle that has a fixed diameter that I wish to control in all blocks.  I have set the diameter to barDia so now I wish to manipulate the dimension from outside the block.

Am I able to share the parameter across all the blocks?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Replace Standard Blocks

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.
2. Now when I try and put in a receptacle or any other standard block a triangle with an exclamation point shows up upon insertion.

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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AutoCad :: Separate Same Type Of Blocks In Dynamic Blocks?

Dec 12, 2013

how can i separate same type of blocks in dynamic blocks? all layers are same..

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AutoCAD VB :: Delete Blocks With Specific Names In Multi Layout Drawing

Apr 25, 2011

In autocad 2011 ... I am looking for some sample code to delete all blocks with specific names in a multi layout drawing.  There may be multiple blocks with the same name. 

This is what I have so far ... this code collects the objects and loops through the layouts and the blocks ... if it finds the text "REVBLK" in the block name ... I want it to delete the block ... it does delete some of them but not all of the blocks ...

Dim E1 As Object
Dim ATS As Variant
Dim EA As AcadAttributeReference
Dim objLayouts As AcadLayouts
Dim LayerNextNo As Integer
Set objLayouts = ThisDrawing.Layouts
LayerNextNo = ThisDrawing.ActiveLayout.TabOrder


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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Not Enabled In Drawing

Oct 15, 2013

I have a very simple dynamic block that works when I test it in the editor but refuses to work when inserted into a drawing. I am not a newbie to dynamic block creation/editing, but it has been a long time since I have had to create one and this has got me stumped.

Is it possible that my employer has somehow blocked the use of dynamic blocks in drawings?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Stretching Dynamic Blocks

Sep 7, 2012

is there a way to make dynamic blocks stretchable similar to a mleader,

the blocks i create are only stretchable by grips, and not by crossing

(i am using linear or point parameter stretches)

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Grips And Dynamic Blocks

Jun 1, 2006

Is there anyway to link standard AutoCAD Grips and there commands to Dynamic Block Actions? I want to stretch an arc by its midpoint grip. This accomplishes something that no other commands do.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Text In Blocks

Oct 4, 2012

I want to create some symbols which includes text.  For example, I have a square with an "F" centered within the square.  The problem I am having is when I insert the block into a drawing and rotate it, the "F" also rotates.  Is there any way to make it so the "F" is always horizontal no matter how I rotate the block?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Annotative Blocks

Aug 17, 2012

I've just started to learn how to use Annotative Blocks and i'm running into what is probably a very simple problem.  I'm creating a block and want to assign annotative scales to it.  Once created, I insert the block into the drawing I need to use it in, and the only scale that shows up is the scale that is active when inserted.  

All the other scales I added when creating the block are gone and I then have to assign the scales to the block again.   I would prefer not to have to manually assign the scales every time the block in inserted into a drawing.  

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Changes Persist To All Blocks

Aug 8, 2012

when I modify a dynamic block, that change persists to all other dynamic block that I have in the drawing. For instance, when I stretch the tail of a section callout, every other section callout stretches as well, which is quite inconvenient as you can imagine. I need each individual blocks changes to be independent of the others.

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Inserting Table To Drawing

Dec 30, 2013

I created a dynamic block table and I try to insert into a drawing, however, it doesn't work, all block data are gone.

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AutoCad :: Make Dynamic Blocks - Three Dimensions In Drawing

Jun 27, 2013

I produce windows and doors. and I reproduce the same drawing in the attachment a lot.

Is there a way to make it a dynamic block where I change the three dimensions in the drawing and the whole thing grows or shrinks symmetrically and proportionally?

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AutoCad :: How To Insert A Block Into Drawing Uses Dynamic Blocks

Oct 17, 2011

I am trying to insert a block into a drawing that uses dynamic blocks. I want the block to be associated to the dynamic block, so that when I alter a linear stretch parameter on the dynamic block it moves the other block.

I am probably missing something obvious, but have now googled my mind into a numb state and can't make any more progress.

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AutoCad :: Closing Dynamic Blocks - Drawing Slow?

May 30, 2008

Quick one on Dynamic blocks.... we are using Dynamic blocks more and more as a company, we are finding that when in a drawing which contains lots of dynamic blocks, then go into Dynamic Block Editor - amend the block - Then when closing the block Editor to get back into the drawing the drawing goes really slow untill we close it down and restart it.

Is there a setting we need to change OR is there something obvious that we are missing. i.e should we be minimizing the amount of dynamic blocks in our drawings or uncomplicate them?

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AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks :: Annotative Text - Drawing Scale

Jul 14, 2011

I have a dynamic block that contains both geometry as well as text.  I don't want the geometry to scale up based on the drawing  scale but I do want the text to scle according to the drawing scale.  I have tried making the text both annotative and non-annotative in the block and get the same result.  I can get the text to scale properly if I make the entire block annotative but that also scales the geometry which is not accurate.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: When Copying Or Editing Dynamic Blocks Drawing Disappears

May 24, 2012

Drawing disappear after using a dynamic block's stretch parameter?

I’ve made fairly simple dynamic blocks with lines or leaders that can be stretched and some attribute text.  After moving the stretch grip of the block the block will disappear.  If I then do a regen the entire drawing disappears.  But it seems to be only a graphical glitch based on the fact that I can then save the disappeared drawing, reopen it and everything is up to date.  I can even see my devious little dynamic blocks.  But of course if I try to edit them everything will disappear again.

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