Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating blocks, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Let's start creating our blocks…with a simple desk.…I'm gonna use the Rectangle tool, found here,…click a point here, and enter my values…as 60 by 28, and press return.…I'm gonna zoom out, so I can see the whole desk,…and I wanna add another leg to the desk,…right over here.…I'll get my Retangle tool again,…click my end point,…and now I'm gonna enter in a value of 24 by -36,…as I want the rectangle to be formed…down in this direction, here.…
I'll press return.…Now, I need to block my desk.…I'll use the Block tool, found here,…and I'm gonna name it simply, L-Desk.…I'm asked to select my source objects,…in which case, my two rectangles,…and press return.…Here, I'm asked what I wanna do…with the existing rectangles.…Do I wanna Convert them into a block?…Retain them as just simple rectangles, or Delete them.…I'm gonna Convert them to a block,…so I'll leave this checked.…
Next, I need to specify a Base Point.…A Base Point is the insertion point,…and it will be the default point…when we insert the block.…I'm gonna use the outside corner of the desk, here,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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