by David Lewis
Block count is a useful command that can be used to find out how may blocks are contained in a drawing. Block Count reports the block name(s) along with the number of each instance of block used in the drawing.
- Open a drawing containing blocks (Fig 1 shows a drawing containing different named blocks).
- Type BCOUNT into the command line and press enter to confirm the command.
- To display the blocks for the entire drawing, press enter without making a selection, or select the relevant parts of the drawing and press enter.
- Increase the height of the command line to display the information (Fig 2).
Note: The block should be visible in the drawing area.