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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=NEW.DWG

generally:

_-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    35851×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Architecture · MDT ·

See also:
Tip 11497:Automatic grouping of drawing objects.
Tip 11492:Adding selected numbers in drawing texts - counting numbers (GrSelNum).
Tip 11439:Replace block instances (incl. dynamic) with another block.
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 11198:Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)


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