Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Rename command

A colleague asked me yesterday how to rename an Autocad block. To do this, I normally explode the block, create a new one with the desired name and purge the old block.

I just discovered the RENAME command in the Autodesk discussion forum.

Not only can it change block names but also Dim styles, Layers, Mleader styles, Linetypes, etc.


  1. i know how you feel. you know all this really detailed design information and how to make the Civil 3D sing and the little things - like knowing that if you hold down SHIFT you can select and drag multiple grips at a time OR the RENAME command, which has been in CAD for a while now - are the big items in your day.

  2. Thanks Mark,

    I'm sure I'll still find more of these very useful commands and will post them if I do.