Join Scott Onstott for an in-depth discussion in this video Using DesignCenter to access a drawing's block tables, part of AutoCAD: Designing Dynamic Blocks.
- In this video, we'll examine the DesignCenter,…which provides an interface that allows you…to access block definitions from other drawing files.…Type "adc," which stands for Autodesk DesignCenter,…and press Enter.…Open up your C Drive under Program Files,…Autodesk, AutoCAD, and you can actually navigate…anywhere in your file system or your local area network.…
For the sake of this demonstration,…I'm just going to use a sample file,…which is located in here, under English US, in my case,…and then DesignCenter,…and here we have a list of drawing files.…I'm gonna just drag this pane over…so we can see them better.…These are all .dwg files, and when you…look at drawing files in the file manager…that's part of Windows, you don't…normally see "+" symbols next to them.…We're seeing that because we can expand these here.…
Let's open up the Home-Space Planner,…and in there you can see we have access…to all kinds of different tables.…For example, we can access Layers,…DimensionStyles, and so on,…and one of the items is Blocks.…
- Defining and nesting blocks
- Inserting and redefining blocks
- Creating and applying constraints
- Designing dynamic blocks
- Sharing blocks on a local area network
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with Static Blocks
Defining and nesting blocks4m 32s
2. Applying Geometric and Dimensional Constraints
3. Designing Dynamic Blocks
4. Accessing Blocks on a Local Area Network
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