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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.

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See also:
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Tip 9265:RENAME on steroids - complex renaming of AutoCAD objects.
Tip 8600:Use BCount (Express Tools) with dynamic blocks.
Tip 8157:Reflect a Windows environment variable in your drawing.
Tip 7892:How to find blocks with an empty (not-filled-in) attribute?


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