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Request values for Attributes when Inserting a Block w/Attributes
*Applies to: AutoCAD R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 and 2005*

Under normal settings in AutoCAD you may elect not to have the Insert command prompt you for the values of the attributes that are not set to the property of constant.  This is the reason behind the ATTREQ system variable (or setvar).  Below is an example of the command line and a table that references the behavior for each value.

0 (OFF) -  Defaults are used for the Attributes and no prompts are provided.

1 (ON) -  Prompts are used for Attributes, either at the Command Line or the dialog box based on the value of ATTDIA.

Command Line:
Command: attreq
Enter new value for ATTREQ <0>: 1

See Also:
Displaying the Attribute dialog when inserting a block w/ attributes