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How to change Z-coordinate of a block according to its "Z" attribute value?

A - answer You can use Excellink ( for this. In Excel, link the Z-coordinate of a block to the value of its "Z" attribute. Z-coordinate (height/elevation) of the existing blocks (insertions) will be changed by Excellink (uncheck the "Ignore property columns" option in Excellink).

You can also use the opposite way (display the true Z-coordinate of a block in an attribute value).

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31.7.2002    9145×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 7226:Add a number to an attribute in all blocks.
Tip 6289:How to export X-Y-Z coordinates of AutoCAD drawing blocks?
Tip 6006:How to extract co-ordinates at certain intervals along the length of a line?
Tip 5423:Reading attribute contents from external lists.
Tip 5384:How to insert blocks at each polyline vertex?

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Simply link AutoCAD LT blocks to Excel table data.
Excellink LT 2006 More info

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