Background: Someone exploded an attribute block and copied it hundreds of times throughout a project, each time changing the Attribute Tag to match the Value they expected to appear in their drawing. The drawing must be xrefed, so the attribute definitions do not appear.
(There is only 1 attribute in the block.)
1:AutoLISP routine which copies Tag data from Attribute Definition into Value of Attribute Block:
Prompt-Select Attribute Definition
Copy Tag data
Prompt-Select Attribute Block
Paste data into Value
(Allow repeat to speed workflow)(*PREFERRED*)
2:AutoLISP routine which copies Tag data from Attribute Definition into Default Value and creates a new Block:
Prompt-Select Attribute Definition
Copy Tag data
Paste data into Default Value
Create New Block
(Select Multiple Objects)(Creates tons of new blocks which are messy)
I am trying to find a lisp that would get an attribute value (tag name = NBR_5) . I'm trying to run a simple routine that would let the user place the value from the titleblock attribute as text on a drawing. I see a ton of articles regarding getting attributes but I am not well versed in programming.
Say I have a block that contains two attributes, one contains a value that is a number and another contains a value that is letters. I have many of these blocks placed in a drawing, could you create a lisp that would return the sum of the number value and return it to the command line along with the letter value. Something like this:
I run into some issues where i need to change an attribute based on where a block is located on a drawing. I started this routine to select the block, and then select the text that I want to change the block attribute to. It seems like everything is working up until this point. What I want to do is then replace the first selected with the second selection. How would I go about doing that? here's my code so far:
I am trying to customize AutoCAd for a special domain where attribute values need to have a type. I can have a clean integrated solution by manipulating the acad.dcl or base.dcl .I am using AutoCAD 2012 . I want to extend the " define attribute" and "edit attribute" dialog boxes to promt the user for a value type when they define an attribute .I can't find the definition for these dialog boxes in acad/ base dcl files. Ideally I want to add another tile definition to these dialog boxes .If that is not possible atleast spawn a different dialog box from the "define attribute " dialog box that will collect the value type from the user.
I have a block "MANAGER" with Two Attributes "CETOP" and "CEBOT" I would like a lisp to replace what ever is in those attributes with defined text, for my purposes "Text1" and "Text2". I would like a simple routine that even I can understand so I can apply it to a couple of other lisp projects I have.
significance of extra dxf 1 groups in the entity data of a multiline attribute? I am looking at one for the first time, so I don't know whether or not to expect multiple 1 groups. In the single example I have created there are two and the first one seems to be ignored. Can I count on that being the case all the time? Data for the one I'm looking at follows, and what shows up on the drawing display is only the contents of the second dotted pair with 1 as a key.
Any routine where I could keep picking on my exit arrow blocks (showing how many persons exiting from each space) one-by-one and the program would add up the numbers. For example I pick on blocks with numbers of 2, 4 & 3 and I would get 9.
I have several lisp routines that we have used since release 12 that now dont work in 2012. They all placed blocks with attributes, allowed user to fill in and continued to finish. In 2012 the attribute dialog box does not come up and point information for block placement is filled in the attributes. Is there a system variable that changes dialog boxes in 2012?
I found this routine [URL]...... that changes the width of an attribute in a block. After use it, I need to use the ATTSYNC to update the other instances of the bloc in my project.
How to modify this lisp that I receive a prompt to choose if the width attribute will be change just in the selected block or in all instances of the block? In that way, I would not have to use the ATTSYNC command each time.
i am wondering if it is possible to alter a specific attribute in cca 250 files? I have this template which has like 50-70 attributes,but not all of them are used. I have to change only one attribute in all of the files. For instance, i have an attribute with a specisfic tag, but the content of it is ie MARK, i want to change MARK to PETER, without having to open,click,retype,save,close every file. Is it possible to automatize it somehow? maybe lisp, batch or even VB?
in order to filter for a certain attribute tag named MYTAG
I am working with a custom LISP routine which reports out to a CSV file, an attribute extraction file - but I need my routine to ONLY evaluate blocks which have the MYTAG attribute tag. Then, if it passes that first check, it evaluates another list of Tags within those blocks - a list of tags which I have specified elsewhere in the code.
I am trying to modify my existing code as little as possible, and I think that if I do it at the line (which I've pasted above) - that will "pre-qualify" my selection set....
ATTACHED LISP IS THE FILE I AM WORKING WITH --- THE ACTUAL LINE I WANT TO MODIFY IS AT:
I created a block with attributes on various layers to make it possible to turn them on/off by need. The I created a multileader style and set this block as a content. When I create a multileader all attributes appear on the same layer as the multileader itself (text entities in the block keep their layer). Is it possible to manage attribute's layer in multileader?
I'm having issues with updating an MTEXT attributes value using lisp.
If I insert my block (this is a titleblock) and run my lisp routine the MTEXT attribute updates fine. Once I edit the MTEXT attribute with the MTEXT editor, and then run my lisp routine again, the MTEXT attribute will not update anymore. All the single line (DTEXT) attributes update fine. The lisp routine I created has worked for years...this is the first time I've tried it with an MTEXT attribute.