Keep your Attribute Text (Burst)

Attributed blocks can be friend or foe, especially if you’re not sure how to tame them. Let’s face it; from time to time they can be a little temperamental. Take for example exploding one of those pesky attributed blocks. Run the EXPLODE command on an attributed block and you’re not going to be given nice pieces of text. The result will instead be text strings the name of the attribute tags.

So the question remains, just how does one “explode” an attribute block and keep the values you have inputted. Hidden in the AutoCAD “Express” menu there is an “Explode Attribute Text” or BURST command. This command will allow you to explode an attributed block, and keep whatever value you have inputted into it.

9 thoughts on “Keep your Attribute Text (Burst)

  1. I found that erasing the lines:

    (init_bonus_error
    (list
    (list “cmdecho” 0
    “highlight” 1
    )
    T ;flag. True means use undo for error clean up.
    );list
    );init_bonus_error

    allowed me to use the burst.lsp
    I don’t believe this will do anything to your drawing.

  2. I found that erasing the lines:

    (init_bonus_error
    (list
    (list “cmdecho” 0
    “highlight” 1
    )
    T ;flag. True means use undo for error clean up.
    );list
    );init_bonus_error

    allowed me to use the burst.lsp
    I don’t believe this will do anything to your drawing.

  3. You say to erase the error handling section, what string do you start the erase at and end at? I am needing burst to do some interior light work and can’t remove the tags without losing the light design. Please email with result.

  4. You say to erase the error handling section, what string do you start the erase at and end at? I am needing burst to do some interior light work and can’t remove the tags without losing the light design. Please email with result.

  5. Download Burst.lsp (google it) and erase the error handling section. Load it with APPLOAD and use it.

  6. Download Burst.lsp (google it) and erase the error handling section. Load it with APPLOAD and use it.

  7. I use the burst command all the time. I just installed AutoCad2009 and the command no longer exists. Any idea on how I can get the same results with and alternate command?

    Thanks,

    Ryan

  8. I use the burst command all the time. I just installed AutoCad2009 and the command no longer exists. Any idea on how I can get the same results with and alternate command?

    Thanks,

    Ryan

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