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    I have a block which I cannot explode. The block has authoring elements so I have opened it in the block editor but cannot find a parameter to allow exploding. Where can I change this setting?

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    Default Re: cannot explode block

    Could it be that it has different X and Y scales? Or maybe it is on a different XY plane than the current one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynNV View Post
    I have a block which I cannot explode. The block has authoring elements so I have opened it in the block editor but cannot find a parameter to allow exploding. Where can I change this setting?
    Can you go into the standard "Block Definition" editor and find the block, and check off "Allow Exploding"?
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    You can explode it via vba.

    Code:
    Sub ForceExplode()
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim retBlock As AcadBlockReference
    ThisDrawing.Utility.GetEntity retBlock, basePnt, vbCrLf & "Select Non-explodable Block to Explode"
    retBlock.Explode
    retBlock.Delete
    End Sub
    If the cause of being unexplodable is just unchecking the "Allow Exploding" option while creating the block, that's easy. But if the reason is varying x,y, and z-scale, its a different story. If the resulting object is valid, then it can be exploded. For example, a circle inside a block is non-uniformly scaled, when exploded will be an ellipse-valid. But a non-uniformly scaled sphere, when exploded will result to a null object and therefore will be deleted. So it depends on the type of objects inside your block.

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    Default Re: cannot explode block

    with nothing selected, the explodeable property should be listed in the properties palette. Otherwise, a LISP routine could also prevent exploding of blocks.
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    Default Re: cannot explode block

    Quote Originally Posted by tedg View Post
    Can you go into the standard "Block Definition" editor and find the block, and check off "Allow Exploding"?
    If I can only apply that to MTEXT and Dimensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew.221135 View Post
    If I can only apply that to MTEXT and Dimensions


    Mtext and dimensions can be exploded - or were you going into further detail with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok View Post


    Mtext and dimensions can be exploded - or were you going into further detail with this?
    I think he wants to uncheck it to prevent exploding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arshiel88 View Post
    I think he wants to uncheck it to prevent exploding.
    Doh!

    you're probably right.
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