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VerticalMojo

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Block changes
« on: January 07, 2004, 11:35:06 AM »
Heres the deal........

I have made changes to a block in the library. In order to update the drawing I am having to go into a drawing and explode the old block, purge the drawing then drag in the new block. When I do this the information in the attributes are lost. Is there a different way of globally redefining the block without losing the info?

Remember I'm using LT but if there is a way with full blown then that could be useful too.

Thanks! 8)

Kate M

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2004, 11:50:58 AM »
Just insert the new block -- but don't use the pull-down, browse to the new file instead. It'll ask you if you want to redefine the block -- say yes -- ta da. You might have problems if you've moved or changed any of the attributes, though...just found out that ATTSYNC doesn't work in LT.

Dent Cermak

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2004, 12:01:08 PM »
Not sure about LT, but  try "INSERT", "blocka=blockb", cancel . That's the old-timey way to redefine a block.

VerticalMojo

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2004, 12:31:53 PM »
Okay, I tried to insert the new block. It tells me that the block is already defined and if I want to redefine it. I hit yes and it minimizes autoCAD. When I return to autoCAD this appears in my command line:

Command: insert
Duplicate definition of block TEST  ignored.
Regenerating model.


The block is not redefined.  :(
The TEST block I made has NO attributes.....
I think Im missing something............

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2004, 01:11:06 PM »
You have a nested block that is why it is ignored. Only the main block is redefined
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VerticalMojo

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2004, 01:42:42 PM »
how could I get the reverse affect and redefine the nested block instead of the main block? Is that even possible?

daron

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2004, 01:53:33 PM »
Re-insert the block that is nested.

VerticalMojo

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2004, 04:41:45 PM »
Got it guys thanks!  8)