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Monday, April 20, 2015

AutoCAD: When making a block how do you make attributes list in a certain order when editing the block?

If i have 20 attributes in my border how do i make them go in the order i want when editing after i have made it into a block? is it by insertion or is there another way?

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4 Responses to “AutoCAD: When making a block how do you make attributes list in a certain order when editing the block?”
  1. † Rockstar † says:

    I dont think you can. Everytime I edit attributes they are all over the place…not in the same order that they appear in the screen. My system is down right now….but if I figure it out I will let you know.

    does this help at all?

    Block

    Lists all block definitions in the current drawing that have attributes. Select the block whose attributes you want to modify.

    Sync

    Updates all instances of the selected block with the attribute properties currently defined. This does not affect any values assigned to attributes in each block.

    Move Up

    Moves the selected attribute tag earlier in the prompt sequence. The Move Up button is not available when a constant attribute is selected.

    Move Down

    Moves the selected attribute tag later in the prompt sequence. The Move Down button is not available when a constant attribute is selected.

    Edit

    Opens the Edit Attribute dialog box, where you can modify attribute properties.

    Remove

    Removes the selected attribute from the block definition. If Apply Changes to Existing References is selected in the Settings dialog box before you choose Remove, the attribute is removed from all instances of the block in the current drawing. The Remove button is not available for blocks with only one attribute.

    Settings

    Opens the Settings dialog box, where you can customize how attribute information is listed in the Block Attribute Manager.

    Apply

    Updates the drawing with the attribute changes you have made and leaves the Block Attribute Manager open.

  2. Dr. Cain, Esq. says:

    OMG! Why would you even bother.

  3. silvaconsultants says:

    In AutoCad 2002, I believe the attribute order was determined by the order in which you selected them prior to making the block.

    So, when you made your block, you would individually select each attribute in the order in which you wanted to fill them out.

    Can’t speak for later versions, but give this a try.

  4. Brian Myers says:

    Great question!

    Check out this article on AUGI on how to do it:

    http://www.augi.com/publications/hotnews.asp?page=1175

    (May require registration, but its free)

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