CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor and other Autodesk products [www.cadforum.cz]
Cesky English Deutsch
Login/Register:
 Visitors: 4787 
Plex.Earth connects AutoCAD and Google Earth

CAD tip CAD tip # 7082:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Selecting block objects by name.

A - answer In order to quickly select block references from a DWG drawing and first of all to perform block selections from AutoCAD script files, you may need a useful tool for selection of blocks by their name.

This function can be performed in two simple ways. E.g. if you need to erase (delete) all blocks named "MYBLOCK" from your drawing, use one of the following methods (menu-macro format used for readability, for scripts replace the semicolons by spaces):

  • _ERASE;(ssget "_X" '((0 . "INSERT")(2 . "MYBLOCK")))
  • SSX;;B;MYBLOCK;;_ERASE;_P;;
The first method uses the LISP object selection function. The second method uses the command SSX from Express Tools.

None of these methods can be used in AutoCAD LT.

ACAD
100% *  CAD 
27.11.2009    8589x  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: AutoCAD ·

See also:
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10015:How to select and modify objects in all layouts of the DWG?
Tip 9786:3D osnaps to planes in point clouds.
Tip 9644:How can I mirror my drawing without mirroring the blocks (symbols)?
Tip 9149:Total area of selected regions or hatches (by layer)


Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Error: expected font (xxxx) is not available. « | » How to display 4 grips in the corners of MText?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   



Featuring:
Generate hatch patterns automatically from your DWG drawings with
HGEN 2006 More info


Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.
TOPlist