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How to replace some of your blocks with a new block?

A - answer If you need to replace only some instances (references) of the given block with a new block, you cannot use the standard functions for block replacements (BLOCKREPLACE, INSERT, etc.) - these functions modify the definition of the block and so they influence all its references (insertions).

To replace only selected occurrences of the given block in your DWG drawing you can use the free LISP utility CADstudio RIblock - see www.cadstudio.cz/download.

The RIblock command prompts for the name of the replaced block (or for picking its sample), then you select the references of this block (to be replaced) and then you specify (by picking or by name) the new block. This new block will replace the selected references of the original block. Possible attributes with the same name (tag) will be automatically transferred from the replaced blocks.

In AutoCAD Electrical, you can also use the AESWAPBLOCK command.

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4.11.2009    10990x  
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See also:
Tip 11289:Adding, multiplying and rounding numbers inside DWG drawing texts.
Tip 11223:Copy multiple DWG drawing texts to the Windows Clipboard.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10972:Replace text fields with static texts.
Tip 10802:Simplifying 3D drawings by replacing repeating 3D solids with blocks.


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