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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 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 13604:Importing points from a Shape file as symbols/blocks mapped to object data.
Tip 13599:How to read iProperties from Inventor models and drawings in AutoCAD DWGs?
Tip 13578:Change the block attribute type from variable to constant or vice versa.
Tip 13522:LookupXLS - populating DWG texts from Excel spreadsheets.
Tip 13340:Where is a given font used in my drawing?


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