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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Power User Secret and the DXF command

Here’s a little tip that came to mind when responding to one of our subscriber’s problems.  Amy was having problems fixing several attribute values, tags and prompts over multiple blocks.  In her case, there were some misspelled words and incorrect values that were consistent from one block to the next.  It reminded me of a way to use a command in ways most people have never thought of.

Here’s a hypothetical scenario.  Let’s say you have the prefix “xyzcorp-” at the beginning of 50 different block names, 75 different attribute tags and 100 different layer names.  Then you find out that you need to change all references to “abccorp-“.  You could change the block names using the “REN” command (one at a time), the attributes using the “-ATTEDIT” command and the layers using Layer Manager.  And you could spend all day doing that.

Or you could use a little known secret….

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