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Edit Block Attributes Instantly
Tip# 3233 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 12-Jul-2009
Rated By 4 users
Categories : Attributed Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
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By holding down the Ctrl key and double clicking on an attribute, it becomes available for editing.

Frequent tipster Leonid Nemirovskysends us a tip to use when editing AutoCAD block attributes.

"By accident I ran into tiny, but very useful AutoCAD tip. If you hold the Ctrl key and double click on any attribute in the attributed block, it becomes available for editing as a single text entity."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: This tip can be a time saver when you have more than one attribute in a block but all you need to do is change one. It eliminates the need to open the Enhanced Attribute Editor and wander around until you get to where you need to be.


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User comments
Comment by Chenault,Kenneth
Posted on 2009-07-13 14:42:48
What a great find! This should save some time in editing that single attribute. No more having to click apply after making corrections. Thanks Leonid.
Comment by Jordan,John
Posted on 2009-07-14 09:25:54
great tip since i use a lot of attributes, this will be a time saver for sure
Comment by Beckman,Eric
Posted on 2009-07-15 08:41:02
You can also go directly to the attribute that you want to edit by double clicking on the attribute you want to change. AutoCAD will open the block attribute editor and the first attribute that will be available for editing will be the one that you double clicked on, edit the attribute and close the editor and you're done.
Comment by Bronin,Vladislav
Posted on 2009-07-18 13:26:49
Another simple way to edit attributes is to use a Property ribbon. Once you click on the block containing attributes and check its properties, you'll find that there is a list of all attribute tags with their present values. Via the Property you can also change an individual value of cells in a table. Just click on a cell and go to Property ribbon, where you can type a new value in it.
Comment by Hanby,Jill
Posted on 2009-08-24 11:22:44
Doesn't work for me in version 2007.