Entries from January 2011 ↓

Defining Blocks

You can group objects to create block definitions in the current drawing, or you can save the block as a separate drawing file. When you define a block, you specify the base point, the objects to group, and whether to retain or delete the objects or convert them to a block in the current drawing. […]

Nesting Blocks

A block reference can contain other blocks nested within it. For example, you can insert a drawing of a mechanical assembly that contains a housing, a bracket, and fasteners, with each fastener composed of a bolt, washer, and nut. The only restriction on nested blocks is that you cannot insert or create blocks that reference […]

Working with Layers and Properties

Blocks can be defined from objects that were originally drawn on different layers with different colors, linetypes, and lineweights. You can preserve the layer and property information of objects in a block. Then, each time you insert the block, you have each object within the block drawn on its original layer with its original color, […]

Working with Blocks

A block is a collection of objects you can associate together to form a single object, or block definition. You can insert, scale, and rotate a block in a drawing. You can explode a block into its component objects, modify them, and redefine the block. AutoCAD updates all current and future instances of that block […]