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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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See also:
Tip 12172:How to show or hide an object in all visibility states?
Tip 12150:How to update a block while keeping its attribute position and rotation?
Tip 11982:Creating table with parcel numbers and areas - AreaTab.
Tip 11821:How to publish PDF sheets (pages) under the plain layout name?
Tip 11780:How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?


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