there is a command I used to know for editing a block without exploding it. This is a situation where you have inserted a block but do not want to alter it except for the one instance
nothing, I can't remember the right command
Hi, I'll be happy to help with this issue
If this is Autocad then the command should be ATTREDEFF
is that the command you have used previously?
Also, if it isn't for Autocad but another application let me know
The software is Autocad, but the command is not working. ATTREDEFF comes up as an unknown command. ATTREDEF w/one F is a valid command but when you envoke it you are asked for the name of the block you wish to redfine. You select a block to edit and the message says that the block has no attributes. The command I used to use will edit any block with or without attributes. You can edit text, lines, attributes etc. This command when envoked will turn the block to a shade of gray, then you do your editing and then save it.
In that case, it sounds like the REFEDIT command - would that sound familiar?
The software is Autocad 2012. The command ATTREDEFF is not a valid command. ATTREDEF with one F is valid, but it does not work. When you envike this command you are asked to name the block that you wish to redefine. After you select a block a message says that the block has no attributes. The command I used to use would edit a block with or without attributes. It would edit text, lines, attributes etc. The block would turn several shades lighter sort of ghost image, then you edit it then save your changes without affecting other blocks of the same name. The command you gave me seems familar but I am not sure. Maybe this command no longer works in autocad 2012? I would have instant recall if I saw the command again. Thank you
Thanks, other than REFEDIT the only other command I'm familiar with would be BEDIT for Autocad
racking my brains trying to think of the other commands I've used before but mainly use REFEDIT to achieve this
BEDIT seems to work good. I had trouble with REFEDIT. I can edit the block but cannot save the changes. When I try to envoke the command again it does not allow it, the message is "command not allowed, the block is already checked out for editing". I will explore this further, but for now BEDIT works and I will us it. Thank you so much.
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