I want to drag several copies of a block into my drawing, and make each copy a separate colour. (By layer)
If I drag a block from the “Blocks” palette, then if I try to change its colour to “By layer”, or to a particular colour, this has no effect – its actual colour will still be the current colour of the block in the “Block” palette, even though I change its “Properties” to show the colour I want
I can change the colour of the block in the “Blocks” palette, using “Edit Content”. However, this changes the colour of all the copies already in the drawing, rather than just those subsequently created, contrary to the following, from the “Help” page Blocks/In Place Editing of Groups and Blocks: -
“Note that Block attributes that are edited, added or deleted will not be updated in exiting block insertions, including the one that you selected. Only the "Original" block in the palette will reflect attribute changes. “
Should it be possible to make each copy of the block a different colour?
I don't want to “explode” each copy, as I shall need to change the geometry of all the copies later.