Category Archives: Blocks

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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AutoLISP: Delete Invisible Attributes

Link to AutoCADtips There are times when sending or submitting drawings to client or another drafter when the blocks in your drawings contain many attributes – some of which may be set to Invisible. And if you have ever wanted … Continue reading

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Replace Selected Blocks

[Original link to AutoCAD tips blog] The Express Tool called “Replace Block” or command line = BLOCKREPLACE <enter> has been mentioned [HERE] and found on the ribbon (as seen below) This tool is helpful for replacing blocks globally (through out … Continue reading

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Super Secret: Edit Those Un-editable Blocks

http://wp.me/p1aURt-jT This one’s for you Eric. Intead of knocking over your cubicle because you can’t edit a block, there is an AutoCAD system variable that lets you lock your blocks from being able to edit them in the Block Editor. … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Align Attributes

Here is a simple yet helpful LISP routine that will let you align you attributes after they have been added to a block. It allows you to align them either vertically (up & down) or vertically (side-to-side). Note: This routine … Continue reading

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