Win32 and 64, English

Altiva Software, Inc.
Import Descriptions for any/all Blocks in a drawing from a TXT file containing a predefined list of Block names and their corresponding Descriptions.

General Usage Instructions

BlockDescImporter will populate the Descriptions of any/all Blocks in a drawing by defining the list of Blocks, and their corresponding Descriptions, in a TXT file.

This is particularly helpful should you wish to merge individual Block drawings into a single DWG to consolidate your support files and make it easier to distribute CAD Standards resources.

It can also be used to update the Descriptions in existing drawings should they change over time.

The TXT file is a simple, comma separated list of “BlockName, BlockDescription”.

Everything after the first comma in each line is treated as part of the description so basic special characters like commas and quotes can be used in the description.

BlockDescImporter will also warn you if a Block that was defined in the TXT file was not found within the current drawing.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Select a predefined TXT file containing a list of Blocks with their corresponding Descriptions and BlockDescImporter will add those Descriptions to matching Blocks in the current drawing


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart Autodesk Product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

If DLL file is transferred via email/internet (not using the installer from Autodesk App Store) then .NET4.0 security restrictions may block the program’s use. If this occurs, the DLL will need to be unblocked via the file properties in order to load/run the program.

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Altiva Software, Inc.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


  • DLL files are now signed
  • Added support for latest Autodesk® AutoCAD® versions


Initial release

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