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Saturday, January 29, 2005

AutoCAD TIP: ARRAY, DIVIDE, MEASURE Blocks with Attributes

If you have been using blocks with attributes you realize the value of doing so. If you use the ARRAY, DIVIDE and MEASURE commands with these blocks, you will notice the attributes are not editable individually (as they take on the values of the one arrayed, or are all the same).

This is a problem.

TIP: Make a new block using one of these blocks with attributes... Now ARRAY, DIVIDE or MEASURE using the new block... when finished, EXPLODE all the new blocks and wallah! You are able to edit the individual block's attributes and then extract if needed.

- Enjoy!

ADDENDUM: ARRAY does not display this problem only DIVIDE & MEASURE.


At 10:56 PM, Blogger David Koch said...

I am not seeing that problem with ARRAY. MINSERT will force all attribute values to match the original, but MINSERTs can not be exploded.

DIVIDE and MEASURE do seem to place the blocks without any attributes. An alternative to your technique would be to run ATTSYNC and select one of the blocks. This will add the missing attributes and then you can edit to your heart's content.

At 11:42 PM, Blogger Tracy Lincoln said...

Thanks David


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