JTB BatchAttEdit

JTB BatchAttEdit

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
Powerful spreadsheet app to batch edit attributes of blocks across multiple drawings.

General Usage Instructions

  • Run JTB_BatchAttEdit command from command line or from ribbon button on Add-ins (or Plug-ins) tab.
  • JTB BatchAttEdit window will show up. On the left panel, there are drawing lists and a log text box. On the right panel, there are block name wildcards, and a wide spreadsheet to display and edit attributes.
  • Enter Block Name Wildcards. You can specify more than 1 wildcard by separating them with ";". E.g. *title block*; *A3*. Click the drop-down arrow button to access recent wildcards that you have entered.
  • Click "Add" button to add drawings to a drawing list. This also triggers the app to scan all drawings. Firstly, it finds blocks that match the block name wildcard. Then, in each found block, attributes will be collected and shown on the spreadsheet.
  • Hint: after scanning the drawings, the log text box will list all block names in all drawings. If you don't find your block in the spreadsheet, check this list and edit your block name wildcard, hit Enter key to scan drawings again.
  • Check or uncheck the Attribute Sync option. If Attribute Sync is checked, attributes of each found block will be synced with the block definition. Attributes that are not in definition will be deleted. Missing attributes will be created, using a default attribute value.
  • Right click on a drawing list and/or spreadsheet to access the popup menu of commands.
  • When working on the spreadsheet, you can select multiple cells, use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+D to copy cell down; Ctrl+R to copy cell right; Ctrl+L to copy cell left; Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy and paste text. Undo and Redo features are also available via Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y keyboard shortcuts.
  • Finally, click "Apply Attribute Changes".

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

JTB_BatchAttEdit

JTB BatchAttEdit window will show up. Select drawings, enter block name wildcards. Then the app will scan all drawings, collect attributes in all blocks that match the block name wildcards, then display them in a wide spreadsheet. Edit those attribute texts as you are working with Excel. Once done, click "Apply Attribute Changes". Attribute values will be updated to drawings.

JTBW_Activate_Apps

Use this command to activate the app. You can also open activation window by clicking on the "Activate" button directly on JTB BatchAttEdit window.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this app/plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. On Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (older than Version 1703) click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

Note: make sure that to uninstall the previous version before installing a new version.

Additional Information

Known Issues

This app doesn't work with nested mleaders. Contact us if you have the need for this functionality. 

Contact

Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.5.2

Fixed an error when importing empty cells, value = null.

2.5.1

Added "Options In Detail" window to clarify the process. Added "Fit All Columns" command button. Fix bug when Block Name Wildcards are multiple wildcards separated by ;. Minor UI enhancement

2.4.0

Added support for MLeader's block.

2.3.0

Added quick scan option to speed up the process in case a drawing has thousand blocks. Zoom to block: including thaw its layer if layer is frozen (with a message at command prompt), Fixed the Open File Dialog to include link source files Fixed issue in a case the [Zoom To] and [Select Block On Screen] buttons are disabled while they should be enabled. Fixed bug since version 2.1: can't clear attribute value. Other minor issues fixed.

2.2.0

Fixed error dynamic block not shown in the list. Enhanced the spreadsheet to show very long attribute text. Removed wrong log text of Import routine.

2.1.0

Add support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 Add support for editing multiline attribute. Add support for editing field code in attribute

2.0.0

Added Import / Export to Excel. Add filter for each column. Fix bugs in columns of attributes with similar tag. Find block on screen. Zoom to selected block Fix bug if block is on locked layer. Enhance performance. Fix bug in some automation cases.

1.0.0

First release
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