Frequent tipster Danny Korem provides us with advice on handling edited attributed blocks in AutoCAD.
"Need help with modified blocks that contain attributes? Call BattMan! (It stands for Block Attribute Manager.)
"Plain blocks (which do not contain attributes) are different from attributed blocks in several ways. When an attributed block is modified, it will need to be synchronized. If an attribute has changed and/or an attribute was added to a block, only the new blocks that were inserted since the change will look like the revised block. This leaves the file with two kinds of blocks that answer to the same name: the old one and the new one. In order to make old and new blocks equal and updated, use the Synchronize icon located in Insert Ribbon > Attributes Panel > Second Line, or type BattMan on the Command line. In addition to Sync, it can be used to change the order of several attributes within a block."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: BattMan manages the attribute definitions in AutoCAD blocks. You can remove attributes from a block, change the order of attributes, or update (sync) blocks that have been revised. You can also control the Block Attribute Settings for the attribute fields. It is a great tool for managing your attributed blocks.