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11-18-2012 09:33 AM
If we want to change the color of a block we have to open block editor and change the color from there.
If in a design we have 100 blocks and we want to change their color to the same (say black), how can we do that? Do
we have to do it for every single block or can we select all 100 blocks and change the color uniformly?
You could benefit from this free tutorial about how to create blocks in the first place to do what you basically seek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV6JrmLZ5uM

And these tips appear to be what you want to do with your existing blocks (hint: SETBYLAYER command):
http://www.cadlispandtips.com/2011/07/tip-change-to-bylayer.html
http://cad-notes.com/2009/08/set-all-your-objects-properties-back-to-bylayer/

Difference between BYBLOCK and BYLAYER settings for objects inside blocks:
http://www.cadforum.cz/cadforum_en/qaID.asp?tip=6475
And what layer:
http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/on-which-layers-should-you-create-blocks/

Happy reading.
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11-18-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: tasos85
Hi,

do you have one type of block inserted 100 times or do you have 100 different block-definitions?
Next information missing is how are the blockdefinitions structured? Do they have their geometry on layer 0 or color =
byBlock or .....?

Upload the drawing, that will give us the information to answer more complete.

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11-18-2012 11:11 AM in reply to: tasos85
You could benefit from this free tutorial about how to create blocks in the first place to do what you basically seek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV6JrmLZ5uM

And these tips appear to be what you want to do with your existing blocks (hint: SETBYLAYER command):
http://www.cadlispandtips.com/2011/07/tip-change-to-bylayer.html
http://cad-notes.com/2009/08/set-all-your-objects-properties-back-to-bylayer/

Difference between BYBLOCK and BYLAYER settings for objects inside blocks:
http://www.cadforum.cz/cadforum_en/qaID.asp?tip=6475
And what layer:
http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/on-which-layers-should-you-create-blocks/

Happy reading.
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11-18-2012 01:52 PM in reply to: pendean
Setbylayer changed all block colors. Thanks for the responses
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