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Message: Duplicate definition of block XXXXX ignored

A - answer AutoCAD displays this warning if you try to insert a block (or a drawing containing a block) with the same name as one of the blocks defined in the current drawing. AutoCAD warns that it will use the existing (old) definition of the block.

If you want to redefine (overwrite) the existing definition of a block in your drawing, use the -INSERT (_-INSERT) command as:

_-INSERT oldblockname=newblockname  
and cancel (interrupt) the command right after the first prompt with the ESC key. With this, you will overwrite the old block definition with the new contents from the external file newblockname.DWG
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3.9.2004    72090×  

See also:
Tip 13675:Two PURGE commands in Autodesk Civil 3D.
Tip 13578:Change the block attribute type from variable to constant or vice versa.
Tip 13156:Insert or update a specific block from another DWG drawing.
Tip 13000:Labels of dimensional parameter values in dynamic blocks (parameters->attributes)
Tip 12214:How to set bitmap transparency in an Inventor drawing.

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