How Do I Delete a Block Attribute in AutoCAD?

Are you struggling with deleting a block attribute in AutoCAD? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of removing a block attribute in AutoCAD. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Select the Block

Firstly, you need to select the block containing the attribute that you want to delete. To do this, use the selection tool or type ‘SELECT’ in the command line and choose the block from the drawing area.

Step 2: Access Attribute Editor

Once you have selected the block, right-click on it and select ‘Attribute Editor’ from the context menu. This will open up a dialog box displaying all the attributes associated with that particular block.

Step 3: Locate the Attribute to Delete

In the Attribute Editor dialog box, locate the attribute that you wish to delete. The attributes will be listed along with their respective values. Take note of the name of the attribute that you want to remove.

Step 4: Edit Attribute Value

If necessary, modify or delete any values associated with the attribute before deleting it. You can edit these values by selecting them and typing in new text or simply deleting them.

Step 5: Delete Attribute

To delete the selected attribute, click on it once to highlight it and then click on the ‘Remove’ button located at the bottom of the Attribute Editor dialog box. Confirm your action when prompted by clicking ‘Yes’.


  • Make sure to double-check: Deleting an attribute is irreversible, so ensure that you have selected and are deleting only the correct attribute.
  • Save your changes: After deleting the attribute, don’t forget to save your changes to the drawing by using the ‘SAVE’ command or the save icon in the toolbar.

Step 6: Verify Deletion

Finally, to verify that the block attribute has been successfully deleted, visually inspect the block in the drawing area. The attribute you deleted should no longer be visible or present within the block.

Congratulations! You have now learned how to delete a block attribute in AutoCAD.

Remember to exercise caution when deleting attributes and always double-check your actions to avoid any unintended consequences. Happy CADing!