Category Archives: Blocks

Add A Block Definition to A Drawing

This tip is one that I wish I new a while back. You can add just the block definition to a drawing without placing the block in the drawing. This may not seem all that useful but if you have … Continue reading

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Using Burst To Explode a Block

I ran into a problem today and thought that I’d share it here because I found a solution. I have a dynamic block of a door that I needed to explode and then trim. But every time I tried to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Add a QRCODE To Your Drawing

Lately, these high tech barcodes called “qrcodes” are becoming very popular. With certain cell phone apps, you can take a picture with your smart phone and the phone will quickly process the qrcode and can direct you to a website … 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.”  This routine will change all attributes colors to be BYLAYER. Here’s How: After loading, simply … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Walk Blocks

This is one of the coolest LISP programs because it takes the same idea and the LAYWALK command which lets you isolate objects that reside on a given layer. In regards to blocks – This lets you locate blocks in … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Copy Block with New Name

If you have ever needed to make an instance of a block unique so that it may have different geometry or whatever…. One way to do so is to open the the block in the Block Editor and then enter … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Block & Entity Color Change

Here is a 2-for-1 LISP routine that I know you’ll enjoy. You can easily change Block colors or Entity colors. BLCC <enter> Block Color Change Or ENCC <enter> Entity Color Change Select a color from the “AutoCAD Color Index” For … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Attribute to text (mtext)

Here is a rare LISP routine. there are plenty of routines out there that take an exploded attribute and turn it into either text or mtext. But this routine allows you to make mtext objects out from attributes without exploding … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Change Block Insertion Point

Here is a great LISP routine created by Lee McDonnell from http://www.lee-mac.com Please make sure to check out his website if you are looking for some very helpful programs and if you want to learn about AutoLISP & VisualLISP. Luckily, this … Continue reading

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Autolisp: Deleting All Attributes In A Block

Unlike the previous post where you could only delete all but one attribute, this LISP routine allows you to delete all attributes in the selected blocks. As seen below: ATTDEL2 <to start> Select blocks with attributes  <enter> all attributes from … Continue reading

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