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January 5, 2011 10:31 PM   Subscribe

AutoCAD 2010 - Batch Insert a block into multiple drawings

I've got about 900 drawings which need a block inserted into them. The block's anchor is at 0,0 relative to the drawing, so that's sorted, but I need some automated way of I am clueless at lisp / Autocad VB.

Any ideas, or know of a good AutoCAD forum? This is on AutoCAD 2010.
posted by defcom1 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You probably need to write some LISP code. LISP will let you do about anything in Autocad so it is handy to become familiar with it.
posted by JJ86 at 6:11 AM on January 6, 2011

I have written a DOS batch file that recurses every DWG in a folder and executes a Lisp script on each file. But that was years ago, and I cannot remember how I did it for the life of me.

There are scripting tools too -- you could also spend $50 on Multi-Batch (just for instance. I have no personal experience with it).
posted by misterbrandt at 7:44 AM on January 6, 2011

Best answer: Also, have you tried the forums at Autodesk?
posted by misterbrandt at 7:45 AM on January 6, 2011

Response by poster: The Autodesk forums. Of course. If anybody comes looking, there is a solution here.
Thanks everybody!
posted by defcom1 at 2:58 PM on January 6, 2011

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