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How to replace one block with another one?

A - answer How to easily replace (update) e.g. all the "OLD" block references in my drawing with the geometry of the "NEW" block (in NEW.DWG)?

Use a simple command syntax of:



_-insert old_block_name=new_block_filename

Then interrupt (cancel) the command. In scripts, use the ^C code for this (ETX, Alt+003).

You can also use the BLOCKREPLACE command from Express Tools. It can optionally purge orphaned block definitions. See also the RIBlock utility.

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16.2.2002    34951x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Architecture · MDT ·

See also:
Tip 10693:List of blocks (incl. nested blocks) used in a DWG drawing.
Tip 10663:Automatic warning on DWG open.
Tip 10574:Four methods for exploding blocks in AutoCAD.
Tip 10173:How to insert a block from another DWG file?
Tip 9870:Xref NAME has multiple references. Not detached.

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