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Select dynamic blocks by dynamic properties.

A - answer The standard AutoCAD filter and selection commands - QSELECT and FILTER - do not support filtered selection of dynamic blocks by their dynamic properties, parameters and visibility states.

With the free LISP utility CADstudio SelDB you can now easily select dynamic blocks by their properties.

Download the application from and load it with APPLOAD. Start the block selection with the command SelDB or during another command (on the "Select objects" prompt) by entering "(SelDB)".

SelDB will prompt for the selection of one of the searched dynamic blocks (a sample) and in the dialog you can then specify the filter of the requested properties. Empty properties are not filtered (the are ignored). You can also specify a fuzz factor (tolerance) for the numeric properties.


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30.9.2010    9964×  
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See also:
Tip 11780:How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?
Tip 11614:How to reorder custom properties in a dynamic block?
Tip 11565:AttDefault - reset block attributes to default values.
Tip 11561:How to create a block with multiple insertion points?
Tip 11497:Automatic grouping of drawing objects.

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