Category Archives: Blocks

Block Description to Multileader

Following up on the previous post – The routine illustrated below is also made by Alan Thompson found HERE lets you select a block and place a multileader containing the Block’s description (see below for “block description”) Use the command┬áBDESC2ML … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Block Name to MultiLeader

The routine illustrated below is from Alan Thompson found HERE at CADTutor. This routine┬álets you select a block and place a multileader that contains the name of the block. The arrowhead or leader point is automatically placed at the block’s … Continue reading

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Add Objects to Block Using Edit Block In Place

If you were wondering, Yes there is a LISP routine to accomplish the same thing found [here] by Lee-Mac. But here is how you can do the same thing using the “Edit Block In-Place” option of editing blocks. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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BASE Command – BEWARE of XREFs & Blocks

A perplexing issue crept its way into a project recently that revolves around the AutoCAD command BASE [enter]. This command can be found on the “Home” tab > Block panel (drop down – lower portion) “Base” It can also be … Continue reading

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Changing A Block Insertion Point

You may come across blocks in a drawing where either the insertion point of the block doesn’t meet your needs. Hopefully this post will help you save some time editing your block and also there’s an added bonus, I will … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: ATTWIPE Clear Selected Attribute Values

Here is one that lets you easily clear the selected attribute tag(s). This is especially helpful for when you are editing titleblocks that have populated attributes or when you copy a block (symbol) that already has attribute values already populated. … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Heal – Erase Block & Heal Polyline

Just like the previous post that heals lines, this routine will work on polylines. it will erase the selected block and then join the two polylines into one. Note: If the block is placed on a curved segment of a … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: HEAL – Erase Block & Heal Line

If you have blocks that lie upon a line and where they are on the line it has been trimmed, this routine might be of some use. this routine will let you simply select the block that rests on your … Continue reading

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Express Tools: CLIPIT

I recently showed how to create an XCLIP for XREFs (found here) but today’s tip gives you some more options. The Express Tool CLIPIT will clip reference objects – not just XREFed drawings. It will work on the following objects: … Continue reading

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Turn Shape Objects into Blocks

If you have a drawing that contains shape objects and then you try to send that drawing to someone else, those shape objects will be missing from their drawing. Today’s tip features an Express Tool called SHP2BLK which simply lets … Continue reading

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