- [Instructor] Oftentimes we create shapes … that we want to use over and over and over again … like sinks for floor plans or hardware like nuts and bolts. … Instead of drawing these over and over again … and even trying to copy the geometry, … we can create a library of objects called blocks. … Blocks are grouping of objects that can be recalled, … inserted, and shared among drawings. … A block is a little bit more advanced however … than a simple group of geometry. … Each instance of the block references … the same base geometry. … This gives us the benefit of both a smaller drawing … as AutoCAD only calculates the main geometry once … and then only the location of all the references … of the block. … It also means we can update the geometry of a block … later on and all of the instances of the block … will update as well. … Let's start with drawing a simple desk. … I'm going to draw a rectangle … and them I'm going to draw another rectangle … to signify sort of the L shape leg of the desk. …
- Accessing the palettes
- File type basics
- Editing polylines
- Modifying tools
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Working with external references
- Creating styles
- Formatting text
Skill Level Beginner
AutoCAD for Mac: Using Dynamic Blockswith Shaun Bryant1h 45m Intermediate
1. The Interface
2. Working with Files
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
9. 3D Basics
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.