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FS#265 - Block Attributes

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Andrew (andrew) - Saturday, 17 September 2011, 13:18 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 20:20 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3 Beta
Due in Version Post 3.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



  • Ask user to enter block attribute values when inserting block
  • If attribute definition changes (tag changes), update attributes accordingly (note that other CAD systems don’t do this)
  • Support for multiline attributes
  • Control order of attributes (as shown to user in property editor, when inserting blocks)


  • Defining new block attribute definitions (constructing block attribute definition entities)
  • Editing block attribute definitions (property editor)
  • Synchronize attributes based on attribute definitions (position, angle, size, ...)
  • Loading block attribute definitions from DXF / DWG
  • Saving block attribute definitions to DXF / DWG
  • Loading block attributes from DXF / DWG
  • Saving block attributes to DXF / DWG

Related commands: DDATTE, ATTEDIT, ATTDEF

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 20:20 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by kurt (kurtforrester) - Monday, 23 September 2013, 21:44 GMT+2

As part of the attributes feature is it possible to have multiline attributes (\n)? Or is this a limitation of the dxf/dwg file tags?

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 23 September 2013, 21:55 GMT+2

Multiline attributes are supported in DXF/DWG 2008 and later, so it would be possible to add that feature, yes.