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How to replace one block with another one?

A - answer How to easily replace (update) e.g. all the "OLD" block references in my drawing with the geometry of the "NEW" block (in NEW.DWG)?

Use a simple command syntax of:


_-INSERT OLD=NEW.DWG

generally:

_-insert old_block_name=new_block_filename

Then interrupt (cancel) the command. In scripts, use the ^C code for this (ETX, Alt+003).

You can also use the BLOCKREPLACE command from Express Tools. It can optionally purge orphaned block definitions. See also the RIBlock utility.

ACADLTADTMDT
100% *  CAD 
16.2.2002    38908×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Architecture · MDT ·

See also:
Tip 12214:How to set bitmap transparency in an Inventor drawing.
Tip 12150:How to update a block while keeping its attribute position and rotation?
Tip 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.
Tip 12046:Random shape and appearance of an Inventor part or assembly.
Tip 12036:Sel2BlkRef (blockify) - replace repeating objects with block references


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