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Rename Every Block
Tip# 3624 By Dennis Jehan On 23-Apr-2011
Rated By 1 users Downloaded : 916
Categories : Edit Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
Rename File To : MassBlockRename.lsp
Add a prefix to every block in your drawing.

This tip from Dennis Jehan will let you add a prefix to every block in your current AutoCAD drawing. As Dennis explains, this tip solves problems when a large drawing is being inserted into another drawing that has blocks with the same name. Start by loading the LISP file, then type in the command MBR. Enter a prefix, and the routine will loop through all of the blocks to add the prefix to each one.   


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Comment by Hicks,Michelle
Posted on 2011-04-26 20:21:37
It adds a prefix to some blocks but not all of them. This message comes up. Invalid block name. ; error: Function cancelled Is there something i am doing wrong?
Comment by Jehan,Dennis
Posted on 2011-05-06 16:49:38
The program will ignore blocks with a * in front of the name. Let me have the name of the block that it stops on. Thanks Dennis (dennisjehan@netscape.net)