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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 14138:How to hide individual block attributes - 3 methods.
Tip 13948:Undocumented function for quick block attribute editing - directly edit an attribute.
Tip 13868:XrefStamp - create a dynamic list of xrefs in your DWG drawing.
Tip 13855:DBXscanLayers and DBXscanBlocks - bulk report content of DWG files in a folder.
Tip 13831:ReplMTcol - recoloring parts of text in paragraph Mtext.


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