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Find all named objects in a drawing

For troubleshooting or collaborative purposes, you may need to know the named objects in your drawings, that is:

  • Blocks
  • Dimension styles
  • Layers
  • Linetypes
  • Materials
  • Table styles
  • Text styles
  • UCSs
  • Viewports (really viewport configurations)
  • Views
  • Plot styles (which you see only if you’re using named plot styles)

You can see all your named objects by using the RENAME command. In the  Rename dialog box, choose the type of named object you want, and you’ll see all of its items.

Of course, you can also use this command to rename objects; it’s very handy for that purpose.

Unfortunately, while you can select all of the named objects for a category, you can’t copy them to the Clipboard.

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3 comments to Find all named objects in a drawing

  • I was looking for a way to jump from one text object to another for editing purposes. I was hoping to see a way of listing all the objects and then I could just pick the text objects from a list without having to set up views or navigate on the screen.

    TIA

    DAK

  • Hans Graveman

    You can use the commandline command with an questionmark to see the items

    Command: -BLOCK

    Enter block name or [?]: ?

    Enter block(s) to list :

    Defined blocks.
    “_AEC_GRIPS_NONE”
    “_ArchTick”
    “_Dot”
    “_Open90”
    “_Small”
    “M_Aec6_Arrow_Bar”
    “M_Aec8_Room_Tag_Basic_P”
    “M_Aec8_Room_Tag_P”

    User External Dependent Unnamed
    Blocks References Blocks Blocks
    8 0 0 0

    or
    Command: -STYLE
    Enter name of text style or [?] : ?

    Enter text style(s) to list :

    Text styles:

    Style name: “Annotative” Font files: romans.shx
    Height: 0.00 Width factor: 0.75 Obliquing angle: 0.00
    Generation: Normal

    Style name: “Arch-Dim” Font files: romans.shx
    Height: 0.00 Width factor: 0.75 Obliquing angle: 0.00
    Generation: Normal

    Style name: “RomanS” Font files: romans.shx
    Height: 0.00 Width factor: 1.00 Obliquing angle: 0.00
    Generation: Normal

    Style name: “Standard” Font files: romans.shx
    Height: 0.00 Width factor: 0.75 Obliquing angle: 0.00
    Generation: Normal

    Current text style: “Annotative”

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