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QBEblock - select blocks by "example" of an attribute.

A - answer The freeware utility "CADstudio QBEblock" allows simple selection of a group of blocks (references) by picking an "example" attribute in one of the blocks - performs a query-by-example.

You can download the QBEblock application from www.cadstudio.cz/download, load the VLX file with APPLOAD and start the QBEBLOCK command.

Click on an attribute with a searched value and the command finds and selects (in the current DWG drawing) all blocks with the same name which have the same value in the same attribute (same tag).

Usage of this simple utility is illustrated in a video on CAD Studio's YouTube channel:

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5.8.2014    2603×  
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See also:
Tip 11439:Replace block instances (incl. dynamic) with another block.
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 11398:Editing block attributes in AutoCAD mobile.
Tip 11289:Adding, multiplying and rounding numbers inside DWG drawing texts.
Tip 11223:Copy multiple DWG drawing texts to the Windows Clipboard.


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