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Disabling the Dynamic Block Editor

If you have started delving into dynamic Blocks you know that it is a very robust tool. You also know that it may be something you don’t want every user playing with, or messing up your DBlocks.

To Disallows opening of the Block Editor and editing of dynamic block definitions, Set BLOCKEDITLOCK to 1. When this variable is set to 1, double-clicking a dynamic block in a drawing opens the Reference Edit dialog box. If the block contains attributes, double-clicking the block reference opens the Enhanced Attribute Editor

“0” – Specifies that the Block Editor can be opened

“1” – Specifies that the Block Editor cannot be opened

The Autodesk Help file has a typo in it…

To prevent access to the Block Editor

  1. On the command line, enter blockedtlock. <=== misspelled
  2. Enter 1, and then press ENTER.

When you turn off the Editor you may be doing more damage than leaving it on… When someone tries to edit a DBlock they may loose all of the intellegence that is built in. The following warning is displayed when trying to edit a DBlock in REFEDIT.


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