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How to recolor a block inserted in a drawing?

A - answer If you have defined your block in a layer other than 0 or using entities with explicitly assigned colors (not BYLAYER or BYBLOCK), you will have problems to change the color of its references (insertions).

In such case use the BL0 (or the FIXBLOCK) LISP utility which redefines your block to layer 0. Both of these utilities can be downloaded from Download

You can also use the REFEDIT command or the newer SETBYLAYER (also for nested blocks).

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See also:
Tip 13847:Pringles in AutoCAD - a hyperbolic paraboloid.
Tip 13788:Green square - mathematical charade and parametric constraints in AutoCAD.
Tip 13675:Two PURGE commands in Autodesk Civil 3D.
Tip 13604:Importing points from a Shape file as symbols/blocks mapped to object data.
Tip 13578:Change the block attribute type from variable to constant or vice versa.

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