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  1. Hi! I am just new here and also a newbie in doing lisp routines. I was wondering if there is an autolisp that could possibly delete a text value of a specific attribute text inside a block of a block. I don't want to totally delete the attribute, just the value. I already tried several examples on the internet but doesn't really get to my satisfaction and as to how I want it to be. The only available lisp routine that I found so far is just yes, deleting the value but only works if the block attribute is outside the title block or even inside the title block itself but not when the attribute b
  2. Hi all, I have a rectangle in a block that is constrained so that the area will only ever be 12 sq.m. What I am trying to achieve with the constraints is to have it always be 12sq.m, and having no side greater than 4200mm long. I've limited one edge to a maximum of 4200mm, but when I try to limit the other direction to 4200mm, it doesn't seem to work. Any ideas on how to achieve this? I've attached an example file. Thanks in advance! Rectangle example.dwg
  3. Good day everyone, I like to merge three blocks attributes to one block with attributes. I'm not good at VBA. I hope someone correct the below code for me. Thanks Public Sub Merge_LnBLk() Dim ss As ZcadSelectionSet Dim UNode As ZcadText Dim UGL As ZcadText Dim UIL As ZcadText Dim DNode As ZcadText Dim DGL As ZcadText Dim DIL As ZcadText Dim LnLen As ZcadText Dim Size As ZcadText Dim GetPt As Variant Dim BlkName As String Dim NodeBlk As ZcadBlockReference Dim FromBlk As ZcadBlockReference Dim ToBlk As ZcadBlockReference Dim SizeBlk As ZcadBlockReference
  4. Joe_joe

    Rename blocks

    Hi, Does anyone have a lisp that will rename blocks? I'm hoping to find something with a list in the lisp with the old and new names (if name doesn't exist just keep checking through the list). I haven't been able to find anything online which does what I was hoping and my skills when it comes to coding are pretty minimal. Thanks, Joe
  5. Hi, I haven't noticed the units check box when creating a block before, but the default seems to unit less. What are the pros and cons of defining the units to milometers? I've only just noticed when using Wblock command for the first time that there is the option to define the units. What difference will it make if some of my blocks are unit less and some are defined as millimetres? I always work in the same units so is it irrelevant which i choose? What are peoples experiences like with changing these settings? Thanks in advance SC
  6. Hey guys! How's going? Can anyone help me? Look: i need to place a lot of blocks in an extensive polyline but the blocks need to have a specific distance from the polyline beginning - and this distance will not be equal to each block. So, i thought in create a list (excel or csv file) and specify each block name and distance to the lisp read the archive and place the block at correct point. Did you get it? PS: remember that the blocks will not have the same interval distance. This is an example for the list layout. And the result is so
  7. Hello. I made this lisp years ago and haven't used it for a while so now it can't insert attributes when inserting block (window for writing attribs pops out). I can't figure out how to resolve that so any suggestions? (DEFUN C:uvb(/ f name coords textline textposition ) (defun *error* (msg) (princ msg) (setvar "cmdecho" 1) ) (vl-load-com) (setvar "cmdecho" 0) (setq coords nil) (setq f (open (getfiled "Izaberi datoteku s koordinatama i visinama za upisivanje u blok" (getvar 'DWGPREFIX) "txt" 8) "r")) (or(setq scale(getstring "\nUnesi scale faktor [0.5]
  8. Hi: Here I can read ... Forum: Blocks, Images, Models & Materials. So, may I put here the link to a new page CAD blocks. Currently it is 99% free?
  9. I found this simple lisp code related to multileaders that's working for me, but instead of the text reading 'Aluminum', I'd like it to extract the block's attribute definition. For example, I have a piece of equipment that I've given several attribute definitions to represent the equipment's tag identification, manufacturer, model number, price and so on. How can I get the multileader to read the block's tag identification attribute automatically without manually entering the text information? I'd like to be able to quickly call out different pieces of equipment or furniture with a multileade
  10. Hello Everyone, I'm working on a GIS Application which is running with AutoCAD, in that we are placing some lines and structures, while placing that the annotation will be placced automatically middle point of that poly line. after that we need to align that as per the below image. is there any possible to align the blocks automatically. steps would be Select two Blocks--->Select the Line then the blocks should be alined automatically as per the below image. can anyone help me on this. Thanks in advance. Sample.dwg
  11. This post is very similar to what I intended with rotating blocks by first determining True North and then new azimuth from true north (I succeeded in doing that one no perfectly but it does most of what I wanted). I did try, in the past to obtain some dxf entities from blocks but am clueless when I look at the result. I would like to see, in each drawing file: set an arrow block to North then with a magical lisp each time I enter the command I would like the an insert of the block with inputting new degree from the North to be inserted. and to top it off, if there is a way for the degree
  12. Hey all, I have a block (attached) that I'd like to insert into a drawing and after it's placed I'd like to populate the "PointNo" and "Descr" attributes with some user inputted data. I honestly have no idea where to start and appreciate any and all starting tips or help. Thanks, JT COORD ID.dwg
  13. I made scalable blocks to mark trees ("AECC_COGO_POINT") using the tree XYScale, Easting, and Northing. As they are visible from multiple viewports each TWisted to the alignment displayed in them is there any way to have blocks or objects in them always display horizontal like Cogo Points?
  14. Hello Please I need help with my very very old lsp program. It has been made with my colleague in around 1998-1999. Now after a long time we need to edit it to add new block tags and make it count block we specify. We have been working on it almost a week but we really dont have a clue how to edit program after that time. I am asking for a help from some good programmer to help us solve this. All help is appreciated. Lisp file content: (defun f1 () (setq pocs 1) (pp) (if (/= aaa "") (f1a) (setq pocs 0))) (defun f1a () (setq pol (a
  15. I need to explode the block and move all entities to given layer. Pl. give me a LISP code.
  16. Hi I'm getting back into cad and starting to develop some dynamic blocks. Can anyone give me some tips on how to do multiple visibility parameters in LT possibly using look ups. Should I be using blocks within blocks if that makes sense?. Does anyone have any ideas for creating electrical distribution boards using dynamic blocks with attributes. Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  17. In Autocad 2013, when I highlight a drawing in model space and copy, then go to new drawing and paste to original coordinates, everything comes in fine except for blocks. the blocks get thrown far away from everything else. can anyone help
  18. Hello everyone, I'm facing a problem ... I have a lot of blocks in the air that need to be connected two by two with a certain polyline. I have a LISP code I've found on the net, I've modified the code, but the blocks do not fall vertically on polyline ... and I can not figure it out by doing the lisp code. I attached the dwg file and the lisp code for example ... I remain deeply grateful for helping:D Example code.dwg MY_snapToObj.lsp
  19. Hi, I have a Lisp that insert blocks, but some blocks requires a value to an attribute, and some not. So, I wrote the (command "INSERT" theBlock pt "" "" "" "") when the block requires a value attribute, its insert with nothing the last double quotes, but when the block doesn't requires a value the last double quotes calls the "HELP" windows. I have been thinking several ways to deal with it, like disable the HELP command, but the INSERT command still calling the HELP with the last commas. And verify if the block requires a attribute value before insert then, but I didn't find a way to do it
  20. I'm looking for a way to extract the X, Y and Z values from a set of selected blocks (there may be several types of blocks) and then have it export to a txt file. I'm not sure if it's possible but I'd like to have it export in the order that the blocks were placed. The format I'm looking for would be like this: x,y,z x,y,z and so on... I can do it in Microstation but would prefer an Autcad Lisp. Any help is really appreciated!!!!!
  21. I usually do extensive research before posting a question to this forum, but I have not been able to find the answer I'm looking for. I'm trying to create a lisp that asks you for a plane (getkword "X Y or Z <Y>:") Then pick a point (getpoint "\nSelect Point) Pick blocks (setq blks (ssget '((0 . "INSERT")))) Finally aligns all blocks to the selected plane. I have a Lisp that does this, except that when the blocks have attributes, the attributes stay in place and I would have to manually move them. I know that a way to do it is to select all block
  22. I am trying to adjust a block that I got from the AutoCAD Design Centre to my specific length but it would only grow / scale to its preset constraint measurements, EXAMPLE I want 2000 units but it has options of 1008 and 2016 units. Will Block Editor help me, maybe? AutoCAD 2015
  23. Dear fellow autocad users. I am working on a large project involving many different and very specific doors. The doors we are using in plan view are simple dynamic door blocks with a fiew different settings, width, hinge side and so on. What i want to do is connect the door blocks in the architectural plan drawing, to door blocks in the door elevation drawing, so that if I change the width or hinge side of a door in the plan drawning, the connected block, or block "twin" in the door elevation drawing automaticly follows. Is this possible? Best regards Daniel Berg
  24. I don't know if this is possible but have to ask. If I had an Excel spreadsheet sheet that had a list of part numbers, could I Import that into AutoCAD so that it would load premade 3d blocks where I want it to. For example I have a warehouse drawing with specific parts stored in specific locations. I have block drawings already made for each part. I have an Excel sheet with a list of part numbers. Is there a way I can import the Excel sheet and have it populate my warehouse drawing with the part drawing blocks in their perspective locations? Thanks!
  25. I need a lisp to move several blocks until they hit in a line or polyline. This line or polyline work like a boundary. Every bloks will end in the same X or Y axis. See result in a attached image. Thanks
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