Burst Upgraded

Function Syntax pburst / nburst
Current Version 1.6
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Program Description

This program operates in much the same way as the familiar Express Tools' BURST command, however invisible block attributes are not displayed with the resulting exploded components and the user may also burst nested blocks found within the selected blocks, nested to any level.

For those unfamiliar with the standard AutoCAD Express Tools' BURST command, a burst operation involves exploding a given block reference and converting any attribute references to text, hence retaining the attribute values.

Primary Burst (pburst)

This command enables the user to burst a selection of primary block references, without bursting any nested block references found within.

Following a valid selection of blocks to burst, the program converts all visible single-line & multi-line attributes into single-line text (DText) and multiline text (MText) respectively, before proceeding to explode the block, and deleting the original attribute objects.

The methods used by the program should also perform much faster & more efficiently than those used by the Express Tools' Burst.lsp.

Demonstration

Burst Upgraded Demo

Nested Burst (nburst)

This additional command enables the user to burst a selection of block references, including any nested block references found within the selected blocks, nested to any level.

As with the pburst command described above, following a valid selection of blocks to burst, the program will iterate over the selection and will convert all visible single-line & multi-line attributes into text and MText objects respectively; however, the program will then iterate over the exploded block components and will recursively process any nested block references encountered.

Demonstration

Nested Burst Demo

Instructions for Running

Please refer to How to Run an AutoLISP Program.

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