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"NN were not able to be exploded" while exploding blocks - can't explode block.

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Older AutoCAD versions cannot explode blocks inserted with non-uniform scales (X/Y/Z) or inserted as MINSERT.
Try to set EXPLMODE variable to 1 and retry. You can also use the XPLODE command.

Your unequally scaled blocks may also contain 3D solids, or may be part of a Group. Try to set the block scale to uniform scale. Some add-on applications can also prevent exploding your blocks.

AutoCAD 2006 (and higher) can assign the "can be exploded" property individually to any block definition (unexplodable blocks then display "could not be exploded") - see the Properties palette (Ctrl+1) in BEDIT mode.

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See also:
Tip 11757:How to change blocks properties ex-post: annotative, allow exploding, scale uniformly
Tip 11497:Automatic grouping of drawing objects.
Tip 10574:Four methods for exploding blocks in AutoCAD.
Tip 9711:3DConstruct - converting a 3D mesh to a frame construct
Tip 9302:How to change elevation units in a map or GIS source?

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