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    Default Count No. of Blocks

    Hi all,
    Is there a field that can be inserted in to a cell to count the number of named blocks?

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    Default Re: Count No. of Blocks

    Best of luck to you on this one. I've been trying to figure out the same thing for weeks. My only suggestion is to use the block counting command, then enter the values manually.
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    Default Re: Count No. of Blocks

    That's how I've been doing it but I was hoping that with ACAD 2008 that would have been added, but I agree with you on that..

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    Default Re: Count No. of Blocks

    Hi

    Not a Field, but the following offers a workable solution (granted it take a little bit of setting up, but once done...).

    Count the number of Blocks in a drawing file

    Correctly calculating totals in a Table

    [thread=23876]Undocumented AutoCAD 2006 Commands - EAttExtEdit and EAttExtUpdate[/thread

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    Default Re: Count No. of Blocks

    Thanks for the links, Mike, but it's all over my head - I think I'll stick to counting the blocks via qselect & entering the info manually.

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    Exclamation Re: Count No. of Blocks

    Quote Originally Posted by kwong
    Hi all,
    Is there a field that can be inserted in to a cell to count the number of named blocks?
    Not a field, but you can easily create a TABLE that includes the quantity of all (or certain) named blocks in the drawing. This table is dynamic and will update when the quantities change.

    Command: ._EATTEXT
    -or-
    Command: ._DATAEXTRACTION
    Last edited by rkmcswain; 2007-08-07 at 06:08 PM.
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    Default Re: Count No. of Blocks

    Quote Originally Posted by rkmcswain
    Not a field, but you can easily create a TABLE that includes the quantity of all (or certain) named blocks in the drawing. This table is dynamic and will update when the quantities change.

    Command: EATTEXT
    EATTEXT a.k.a attribute extractor

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    Default Re: Count No. of Blocks

    pre-2008 version of the data extraction needs to be done thru the wizard. there's a check box in there to calculate totals. i don't know how to add this after the fact before 2008 tables...

    like rk says, once table is created, all you need to do is refresh when modifying the source drawing.
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