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jbuzbee

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Can't purge *A blocks
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:00:13 AM »
I have a bunch of blocks in a drawing that are named *A000. Does anyone know what type of blocks these are?

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j buzbee
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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 09:45:00 AM »
anonymus blocks
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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 09:53:52 AM »
Usually anonymous blocks are *U#. Are you sure these blocks aren't referenced somewhere? Post the drawing if you can.

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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 09:58:32 AM »
I have a bunch of blocks in a drawing that are named *A000. Does anyone know what type of blocks these are?

Thanks,
j buzbee

open some in block editor
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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 10:09:37 AM »
Open the block definition with the VLIDE.  You can step through the entities in a text format, which can be handy if the block is empty or has hard-to-see content.
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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 03:00:22 PM »
Annotation scaling objects, e.g.

dictionaries (root)
-> (dictionary) "ACAD_SCALELIST"
   -> Pointers to anonymous blocks
   

or ...

Annotation enabled object (e.g. dimenstion)
-> Extension dictionary
   -> Dictionary
      -> (AcDbDictionary) Dictionary
         -> (AcDbContextDataManager) Dictionary
            -> (ACDB_ANNOTATIONSCALES) Dictionary
               -> (AcDbAlignedDimensionObjectContextData) Anonymous block
                  -> (AcDbScale)
                     -> Data for the scale, description & values
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jbuzbee

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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 10:32:43 AM »
Ah that makes sense

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Re: Can't purge *A blocks
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 02:03:18 PM »
My pleasure James; cheers.
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