Jump to content
Foxxy1

Replace/Redefine Block Removing Attributes

Recommended Posts

Foxxy1

First off I want to say thanks for allowing me to join in this exchange of knowledge on this forum.

 

I'm working with some "dirty" blocks that contain several attributes. I've cleaned the blocks up by wblocking, cleaning, & purging the newly created block. I also removed any attributes within the file, including those within blocks within the file. I then renamed the file and inserted it into the drawing, and did a replace block with another through express tools. The problem that I have is the blocks are replaced with the clean version, yet the attributes remain. Is there a solution to this. I do not want any attributes to remain and the only way I know how to fix it is to replace them one at a time. Thank you for your help.

 

Also, I'm using AutoCAD 2004.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tzframpton

to open the Block Attribute Manager, type BATTMAN at the command line, and use the Pick tool to select the block you want to edit. This will allow you to delete/edit the attributes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

Well, it's not that I want to edit them so the value is nothing, I don't want any attributes at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tzframpton

it deletes them as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

when I type in battman, which I did try before posting, it says "This drawing contains no attributed blocks."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
acemasi

How about exploding those dirty blocks remove what shall be removed and start all over again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

Then I will have a bunch of exploded blocks in my drawing unless I am misunderstanding what you mean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tzframpton
when I type in battman, which I did try before posting, it says "This drawing contains no attributed blocks."

Then you have successfully deleted all of the Attributes. Can you possibly upload the file so I can take a look at it? We'll get ya fixed up, sorry it's taking so long. :wink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

it's all good. i'm working on the files right now, i had a feeling it would be nesc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

Ok, here's the files. A is the drawing with the block ref in it. It is the "clean" version of the file, it's just that the attributes remain. Vintage 964 is the fully cleaned file. Also, since this is a copyright drawing, although not my own, I would like to have the attachments removed after a solution is determined if it is ok. Thank you.

A.dwg

vintage964.dwg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLW210

Did you click yes for "Purge unreferenced items when finished?"?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tzframpton

Hmm, funny. Never saw something like this, but got it corrected anyhow. I just exploded, re-blocked it under a different name, PURGED the original block out of there, then RENAMED the block. Got rid of everything. Hope this helps ya out. :wink:

A-Rev.dwg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLW210

I did the same as Styk.......... That is a weird block.

 

I will try to see what's up with this thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1
Hmm, funny. Never saw something like this, but got it corrected anyhow. I just exploded, re-blocked it under a different name, PURGED the original block out of there, then RENAMED the block. Got rid of everything. Hope this helps ya out. :wink:

But by doing this, you have to replace each instance of the original as many times as it appears in the drawing, right? Which means doing this hundreds of times over.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1
Did you click yes for "Purge unreferenced items when finished?"?

Yes I did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

Do you think it's screwing up because of the AEC objects?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SLW210

I just _wblocked and then inserted the block same name clicked yes to "already defined....update references". Still the original block will not update.

 

I do not see an easy solution at this point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxxy1

:(Noooo, don't tell me that. Well, thanks for trying though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CADTUROR_GUY

I have exactly the same problems. I don't know the answer yet.

 

 

 

First off I want to say thanks for allowing me to join in this exchange of knowledge on this forum.

 

I'm working with some "dirty" blocks that contain several attributes. I've cleaned the blocks up by wblocking, cleaning, & purging the newly created block. I also removed any attributes within the file, including those within blocks within the file. I then renamed the file and inserted it into the drawing, and did a replace block with another through express tools. The problem that I have is the blocks are replaced with the clean version, yet the attributes remain. Is there a solution to this. I do not want any attributes to remain and the only way I know how to fix it is to replace them one at a time. Thank you for your help.

 

Also, I'm using AutoCAD 2004.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kaveh11

not going to bother with spelling and i hope did not missed any steps

 

step1) you cant double click on block with attribute so right click and select block editor

 

Step 2) in block editor remove the attribute text and close the block editor

 

Step 3) insert the orginal block that had no attribute

 

Step) type attsync and select the orginal block , type yes after selecting the block

 

attributes in all 14 or 1400 blocks with attribute will be gone

 

thats what i learend in class today so hopefully works

 

i know the post is old but did not find any answer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...