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Easy Attribute Edit
Tip# 3181 By Richard Wenner On 12-Apr-2009
Rated By 3 users
Categories : Attributed Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2009
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Richard Wenner sent us this great tip showing how to easily edit attributed text.

"Many of us have blocks that we give many attributes with extensive information. An example is a titleblock I use that has 32 attributes. Most times I do a global edit, but to change a single attribute quickly in this block is a little time consuming untill you scroll through the dialog box to get to your attribute. A much faster way is to hold down CTRL and double click the attribute. This enables you to edit the attribute in place just like editing dtext."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: This is a great time saving tip, even if there is only one text object to edit. You don't have to do much to change the text. Great tip.


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Comment by Cordova,Eva
Posted on 2009-04-13 14:25:46
to eddit a block with attibutes, all you need to do is double click the att that you need to edit.
Comment by Flowers,George
Posted on 2009-04-13 14:30:26
The properties toolbar shows all attributes and values of the selected block. Select the block, modify text in properties toobar.
Comment by Tulis,Ralph
Posted on 2009-04-13 15:23:23
Why not use DDEdit? It brings of a list of all attributes in the block and allows you to edit any one of them. Richard's tip is great for one or two attributes that need to be editted. I think DDEdit is better when you have to change most of them.
Comment by puzio,shaun
Posted on 2009-04-14 06:18:10
all those methods work, but the tip is very good and useful
Comment by Stankay,Eric
Posted on 2009-04-16 07:18:49
Does not work if attributes are fields...

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