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Change "Reference Name" of attached IMAGE xref .tiff


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I am trying to write a LISP that does the following:


-Open drawing

-Saveas as NEW drawing based on certain criteria from DCL menu

-Deletes old drawing

-*THEN, if drawing contain attached IMAGE FILE (.tiff in my case)...

Rename image file and repath image file based on the new file name


I have gotten it to do all of this, except I can not figure out how to change the "reference name" of the attached image file (.tiff)


Is this read-only data? I can manualy change it under xref manager, so there should be a way to do it via code...


The closest I have gotten:


;;after renaming and repath image file...


(SETQ NAME2 (substr (getvar "dwgname") 1 (- (strlen (getvar "dwgname")) 4)))


(setq item (vlax-ename->vla-object (entlast)));convert to vl object


(setq check (vlax-property-available-p item "Name" T));check if the entity can be updated

;if it can

(if check

;change value to match

(vlax-put-property item 'Name NAME2))



'Name seems to be valid w/ xref'd blocks but not xref'd/attached image files..


Any help is greatly apprecated!


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