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asos2000

How can I copy selected blocks with new name? or one by one but in fast way? I am doing that using BEDIT but doing one by one and talks long time.

is there another way for doing that?

thanx

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dbroada

does the RENAME command do what you want?

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asos2000

RENAME changing the block name, but i want to make a copy with new name to make modification.

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dbroada

in that case, recreating the block is the only way I know.

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asos2000

what im doing is open the block using BEDIT the use Save Block as

bedit.JPG

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dbroada

which is the same as making a new block

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roboto

http://www.cad-addict.com/2009/05/autocad-how-to-make-block-unique.html

 

The trick is to use the FLATTEN command. If we select "Sample Block 01" and run the FLATTEN command, the result will be a flattened version of the same block called "Sample Block 01-flat1". Because the new block has a different name we can modify it without affecting the other instances of that block. So the result achieved would be the same we get in SketchUp using "Make Unique".

This, of course, only works in 2D, since the command FLATTEN flattens linework, it would turn a 3D block into a 2D one.

 

Works fine for me....

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Joon

1. select the block you are working on, then right click to select similar. deselect what you wish to leave.

2. ctrl+x the block you want to copy as new name.

3. create / open a new blank dwg file.

4. on the blank dwg file, paste to original place

5. "rename" block using rename command

6. copy all, paste back to original file you were working on.

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dbroada

and this is easier than BEDIT|SAVE AS because???

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Joon

Just depending on working style I guess...

For me often the case is where I have a dozen or more blocks that needs change and another dozen or more blocks requiring to stay unchanged.

when the task is not simply a save as, but rather a work similar to make unique in sketchup, I do what I posted above and it is easier and faster.

selecting or deselecting then copy and paste is faster vs insert - select the block - then copy into same origin process.

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3dwannab

Anyone know why that routine of Lee's sends hatches to the front when using it (Dynamic Blocks). My knowledge to try to fix it isn't there yet.

 

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Sorry if I stood on anyone's toes, I can post a new post if need be.

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