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How to convert texts to block attributes (references)?

A - answer Using the freeware utility TXT2BLK you can automatically convert selected single-line texts in your DWG drawing to block attributes (block references) - the blocks are inserted in the same place, with the same appearance and formatting as the original texts.

You can download the TXT2BLK utility from, load it with APPLOAD and run by typing the TXT2BLK command. Then just select the standard texts to convert. Nothing changes visually after the conversion, but instead of texts your drawing will contain objects of the type INSERT - i.e. block references (specifically the automatically created block "Txt2Blk_Block") with the filled value of the variable attribute "ATT1" (reflecting the original text string value). These blocks can be then included in standard workflows of attribute export and similar processes.

If you predefine your own block "Txt2Blk_Block", the conversion tool will use the geometry of this block (instead of plain text).

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See also:
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.
Tip 12616:Att2elev - move block to elevation specified by its attribute.
Tip 11982:Creating table with parcel numbers and areas - AreaTab.
Tip 11780:How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?
Tip 11776:Export XYZ coordinates of DWG objects from AutoCAD LT.

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