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Change the value of a name-selected attribute.

A - answer With the AutoCAD command -ATTEDIT you can modify the value of any block attribute even in a script or macro - both the block and the attribute are selected by name:
Command: -ATTEDIT
Edit attributes one at a time? [Yes/No] : N
Performing global editing of attribute values.
Edit only attributes visible on screen? [Yes/No] : N
Drawing must be regenerated afterwards.
Enter block name specification <*>: MYBLOCK
Enter attribute tag specification <*>: MYATTR
Enter attribute value specification <*>:
1 attributes selected.
Enter string to change:
Enter new string: MYNEWTEXT

You can also try the Express Tool GATTE (or its modified version - see Download)

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7.12.2012    2755x  
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See also:
Tip 11198:Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)
Tip 10761:Dynamic block attributes do not respect visibility states.
Tip 10658:How to open a R/O DWG without the read-only warning?
Tip 9516:Automating properties in DWG drawings - hidden gem in Express Tools.
Tip 8281:String concatenation in AutoCAD fields and block attributes.


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