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Move block attributes in an AutoCAD drawing

You can easily move block attributes so that they fit better in your AutoCAD drawing by grip-editing them.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Select the block containing the attributes you want to move. You’ll see grips on each attribute.
  2. Click the grip of the attribute you want to move to make it hot (red).
  3. At the Specify stretch point: prompt, simply pick the new desired location.

The attribute is still associated with the block and you can edit it as you would any other attribute.

Thanks to Tommy Holden for this tip!

Ellen Finkelstein

4 comments to Move block attributes in an AutoCAD drawing

  • Cindy Braunheim

    Move block attributes in an AutoCAD drawing: I tried it and if the attribute is the base-point, it does not work. What is the best way the change a base-point in a block?


  • Cindy,

    If the attribute is the base point of the block, try this: -attedit.
    Select the block,click enter, select the attribute and follow the instructions untill you see ‘Position’. At this point you can drag the attribute where ever you want.
    Goog luck,

  • Terry

    Just what i needed to move attribute text in a block, thank you

  • AL


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