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  1. Hi all, and thanks in advance for your help. I have made a dynamic block that is my template for calculating a metal pattern blank (so we know how much metal it uses) by width and length. I have also included quantity, material, instructions, etc. I have used the parameters and actions to associate this block so that I can extract the data into a spreadsheet for a Bill of Material. Here is my problem #1: Some of the blocks need to have different names so I can locate and choose their information, and leave others out. I have already made a lot of blocks and I do NOT want to go back and re-insert, define the attributes, and place my parameters to calculate the pattern. Is there a way I can change the name of the dynamic block (for data extraction purposes) but also keep the attributes for that block? Problem #2: I have a width attribute that I attach to the dynamic block, which in turn, I insert a field from the object (same block), that gives me the XY parameter distance. In this case (with width) I choose the X distance. Every time I insert the block into a new drawing, I have to tell the dynamic block what I want again. It comes in with ######. Is there a way to set up the initial template block so that it will automatically know that I want the X distance from the parameter from THAT block? I can send an example of the block if need be. I am not sure how clear I am being. I am fairly new to this whole dynamic block thing, but I can see how useful it is already! Thanks again for anyone who can help me with either problem.
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