Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic blocks: Actions and parameters, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Dynamic blocks operate on actions and parameters.…Parameters are similar to dimensions…in that they allow us to control the objects…by setting limits on the geometry.…Actions are similar to the modifying commands…we use like stretch, move, scale and so forth,…while being controlled by the parameter limitations.…The project we're gonna work on now…is a bathroom sink.…Here, I have all the basic geometry…for the sink and the counter…but I wanna add the ability…to change the size of the counter…for different circumstances.…
First, I need to make a standard block out of my geometry.…I'm gonna go to the block tool here…and I'm gonna call this Bathroom Sink.…I'm gonna select my objects and press return.…For the base point, I'm gonna choose…the upper-left corner here.…Lastly, I'm gonna make sure that…Open in Block Editor is checked.…What this will do is as soon as I hit Create Block…it will put me directly into the Block Editor…so I can start adding my actions and parameters.…Here on my visor I can see that I have…parameters and actions.…
- 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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