Chapter 7 -- OBJECTS Section
SORTENTSTABLE

The following group codes are used by SORTENTSTABLE objects. In addition to the group codes described here, see "Common Group Codes for Objects." For information about abbreviations and formatting used in this table, see "Formatting Conventions in This Reference."

SORTENTSTABLE  group codes
Group codes Description

0

Object name (SORTENTSTABLE)

5

Handle

102

Start of persistent reactors group; always "{ACAD_REACTORS"

330

Soft-pointer ID/handle to owner dictionary (ACAD_SORTENTS)

102

End of persistent reactors group, always "}"

100

Subclass marker (AcDbSortentsTable)

330

Soft pointer ID/handle to owner (currently only the *MODEL_SPACE or *PAPER_SPACE blocks)

331

Soft pointer ID/handle to an entity (zero or more entries may exist)

5

Sort handle (zero or more entries may exist)

If the SORTENTS Regen flag (bit-code value 16) is set, AutoCAD regenerates entities in ascending handle order. When the DRAWORDER command is used, a SORTENTSTABLE object is attached to the *Model_Space or *Paper_Space block's extension dictionary under the name ACAD_SORTENTS. The SORTENTSTABLE object related to this dictionary associates a different handle with each entity which redefines the order that the entities are regenerated.