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'redefine block' prompt disappeared

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mrmattbridges View Drop Down

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    Posted: 22.Jun.2022 at 14:37

I do a lot of copying and pasting blocks for my work and the 'redefine block' prompt has stopped appearing when I add a block that has allready been used in my drawing. This means that any changes that have been made to the block automaticaly and without warning revert back to match the original version od the block

Can someone tell me how to get this prompt back?

Many thanks

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philippe JOSEPH View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote philippe JOSEPH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22.Jun.2022 at 16:05
Hello mrmattbridges, do you copy/paste blocks from an other file ?
Then it's normal for an incomming block to be as the one already in the file.
Press F2 and read the messages after a copy/paste.
If you want to manage blocks on different files you should use the wblocks or xref or copy/paste an exploded block and "re-block" it whith the same name, insertion point, scale, rotation, etc...
Please tell us if this helped or not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vladimir Michl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23.Jun.2022 at 18:15
Your setting of the EXPERT variable is probably too high - reset it to 0.

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