I got 3 independent files, spaceplans, full of same blocks (same chairs, same desks, same cabinets,…). Whenever I try to copy and paste chunks of spaceplan between files Rhino always creates a copy of blocks.
I’m copying 3x “desk_160x80”, 3x “office_chair” and 1x “cabinet_low” into the other file, that already contains instances of above mentioned blocks. What I’m getting is a couple of new blocks “desk_160x80_1”, “office_chair_1” and “cabinet_low_1”.
As I intended to count the blocks based on their name, I would have to Replace all the duplicate blocks with original names… Uf, that would take some time.
Please let me know, if there is a way around.
Hey, thank you for your quick response. I cannot release these files, it’s a company policy, but it is super-easy to run into this error. This is procedure that leads you to it.
First corner of rectangle ( 3Point Vertical Center Rounded ): 0
Other corner or length ( 3Point Rounded ): 100
Width. Press Enter to use length ( 3Point Rounded ): 100
1 curve added to selection.
Block base point: 0
Leave the name by default Block 01.
Do this in another instance of Rhino.
So now you have two files, each contains the same block. Take one block, copy to clipboard and paste it to the other file.
Yes, that is true, I have tested Rhino 6, but at this moment we are hesitant about further licensing because of BIM. Is there any solution to this problem within Rhino 5? Any way around this? Of course I can prep something in grasshopper, but…
I would say that that depends on the specific situation and your workflow. If you are constantly using the same blocks in different files, you could probably build a library with your blocks that you insert in a new file when needed.