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Have You Tried: Counting Blocks Quickly

Lee Ambrosius
November 15, 2018

Many drawings include schedules, quantity takeoffs, and other tables which contain the number of times that a block has been inserted into a drawing. Did you know you can quickly find and count all blocks inserted into a drawing that have a specific name?

You can use the Quick Select (QSELECT) feature to find and count blocks quickly. In addition, you can use QSELECT to select graphical objects in a drawing based on the following:

  • General object properties: layer, color, linetype, etc.
  • Named styles: dimension styles, text styles, table styles, etc.
  • Geometric values: Z coordinate, text alignment, position, etc.

Count blocks AutoCAD

Learn how to quickly find and count blocks in a drawing by following the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Count Blocks Quickly topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.