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Use the Rename Command to Change Block File Names
Tip# 4529 By Jared Meerzo On 24-Aug-2015
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Categories : Edit Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2016
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You can use the Rename command for blocks, textstyles, dimstyles, tablestyles, views, and many other objects.

Use AutoCAD's Rename command to rename the file name of blocks. This is a great tool if you have an error in the name of the block or you just want to change it to something more manageable. I don’t know how old this command is, but it's new to me!

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: Although the Rename command goes way back, probably more than 25 years ago, it's probably this reason that a lot of current day AutoCAD users may not even know it's there. You can use it to not only rename blocks, but textstyles, dimstyles, tablestyles, views, and many other objects.


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Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2015-08-24 16:48:45
This Tip title and description are somewhat misleading in their inclusion of the word "file." RENAME will change the name of a Block DEFINITION within the drawing file you're currently in, but it will NOT change the name of an external DRAWING FILE, from which a Block's definition may have come.