Category Archives: Attributes

AutoLISP: Text Calculator by LM

Last Spring, I asked Lee Mac for a program to help me with my job at the time and he delivered. You can find the program here. What it does is allow you to select various text objects whether they … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Individual Attribute Visibility Toggle

Here’s another great routine by Lee Mac. If you have ever needed to turn on or off a specific attribute, and used the BATTMAN (Block ATTribute MANager) command, you know that it toggles on or off the attribute you specify … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Attribute Visibility Toggle

Another simple but sweet routine. Sure this can be done through the command BATTMAN but this LISP routine saves clicks and picks… You simply select the blocks that contain attributes that you want to toggle on or off. Here’s how: … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Align Attributes

Here is a useful routine for aligning attributes in a block. Here’s how: AATTR <enter> to start (Align ATTRibute) Specify the alignment direction Vertical or Horizontal Select the Attribute that the others will be aligned to Select the rest of … Continue reading

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QTEXT to Select Empty Text or Attributes

I have previously posted about using the QTEXT command to temporarily hide your text in order to speed up performance in case you are working on a large drawing… Well, Here’s another use for QTEXT. If you have empty text … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Swap Text & Attributes

Here is a good quickie that lets you swap text objects – even Attributes that are within the same block and even attributes within different blocks. (Note: the “swapping” of attributes is actually only swapping the “value” of the and … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Change Attribute Color to Bylayer (global)

I have used this routine a lot. I sometimes get drawings that have attributes that have had their color changed to something other than “BYLAYER.” ┬áThis routine will change all attributes colors to be BYLAYER. Here’s How: After loading, simply … Continue reading

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