AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Multiple Files Same Attribute In All
Jul 5, 2012
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?
how to extract the attribute value of a particular block in multiple drawings to an excel file.
Eg... there are nearly 800 drawings where I need to list down the description and Drawing number which is mentioned in the title block name "Title". The Drawing Number and the description is done in same attribute block. extract the data into an excel file or txt file. All the drawings are saved in one location.
This time I'm wrestling with getting the values from multiple blocks. The blocks all have the same name but at least the attributes have names this time. Each block have exactly 4 attributes, like: att1 (a number representing chronological order), att2 (some data), att3 (the actual date as a string of when the data was added), att4 (some more data)
I need to get and store the attribute's values. I was hoping to make a selectionset of the blocks and step through using the chronological order number.
At this point I have tried several combinations of foreach and ssget "x" (list (cons 2 MYBLOCK)), but I keep getting errors that I'm sure are telling me that I'm not passing the correct information to the function for iterating through. I'm banging my head.
Lisp program, by selecting on screen multiple block attribute and to change those selected (by picking) attributes to colour 252.
At the moment, I'm using a custom macro : ^C^C-ATTEDIT C;252;;
But if I've got a lot of attributes to change, it takes awhile to complete.
I know about BATTMAN but I do not want to change the block entities in that way. The reason I want to change the attributes to colour 252 is because here at this company we do existing drawing in colour 252 and any new equipment on its proper layer colours.
We have a few hundred drawings that we need to change certain block attributes. We need to change the valve of the text in that attribute from whatever it is (doesn't matter what it is) to a specific text string.
For example: If the attribute is called "name" and has the text string of ALAN in it in some drawing or BRUCE in other drawings, we want to chaneg all drawings to TOM.
I have several title blocks each in their own paperspace pages. Could have the attribute filled in, but more than likely only one page will have values filled in the attributes. I am looking for a VL method for finding which pages title block is filled in so that I can get those values and fill in the equivalent attributes for all of the other pages. Currently I am using a long set of :
(IF (setvar "ctab" "8.5x11") (IF(TBLSEARCH "BLOCK" "TB-8.5x11") (IF (/= "" (get-att "OWNER" "TB-8.5x11")) ; Function to read a named attribute(editblk "TB-8.5x11") ; Function to pull up the attdia(IF (setvar "ctab" "11x17") (IF (TBLSEARCH "BLOCK" "TB-11x17") (IF(/= "" (get-att "CUSTNMFIRST" "TB-11x17")) (progn ; At the last page ditch the [Code]..........
The example is just a very simplified version of what I'm doing. I just need to find the information, if it exists in any page and store it for later. Afterward, I'll fill in each page's Title Block with the stored information.
I know that this can be done much more efficiently. As I am currently flipping through the pages too much action is occurring on the screen and it makes some people nervous. With VL I should be able to run the search quietly, but I would still like to (setvar "ctab" "to the page with the filled attribute value") after the LISP is finished storing values.
I need to match few attribute values from one block to different block. I download a lisp file called; ca.lsp which can match the single attribute value. I modified it for more than one attribute value matching. It is ok but still wish to overcome two issues for batch prcess
1. picking up the blocks by selection
2. click the alternative block numbers of times to match the numbers of attribute values I needed.
How to modify this lisp I can run it by block name selections instead of picking selection which enable me to run batch process for numbers of drawing? That will be good...
Lisp & Demo file attached (Match attribute value, A, B & C to Attribute 1, 2 & 3).
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 have a lisp routine that gathers all xrefs from the current drawing and creates a script that opens each xref, runs specific commands then saves/closes each drawing. Once all commands have been ran in each xref I would like the script to reload all xrefs in the original drawing that the script was called from. I have a reload-all lisp that is already loaded in all of my drawings but for some reason when this command is called at the end of the script it will not run.
Is there a way to have the script continue to run in the original drawing that it was called from? Or maybe even pass control back to the lisp that created/called the script? Its seems to me that the easiest thing would be to have the script continue to run after it has gone through all of the specified drawings but this is not working.
Is there a way to have a Lisp Routine open multiple script files?
I have 10 types of scripts, that are specific to the type of file they open (as shown below). which simply open a file, purge/audit, save and close.
open "Q:PROJECTS321700Field ManagementCoordinationElectricalSleeving613321700_ES-613-Lev01.dwg"audit y-purge all * n-purge R * naudit yqsavecloseopen "Q:PROJECTS321700Field ManagementCoordinationElectricalSleeving613321700_ES-613-Lev02.dwg"audit y-purge all * n-purge R * naudit yqsaveclose The file above was named ES-613.
I would like to create a Lisp Routine that opens this script, *Some how closes the file*, and then opens another script.
I can run the ACC fine on multiple DWG files with a basic set of commands in the script file. But, when I try to load an AutoLISP/Visual LISP file and run it from inside the script file, it doesn't work. How to run a LISP file using the ACC?
I'm creating a drawing set that has over 100 sheets with varying amounts of viewports on each sheet (from one to four). Each sheet is its own file, so there is only one layout per file. For each section of the drawing set, the viewports will have the same layer state.
Is there were a way to update the layerstate of each viewport through a batch LISP routine? This would save me DAYS in opening each file, importing the layer state, and restoring it for each viewport. It seems straight forward, but I have no idea where to start with batch routines.
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.