Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic blocks: Visibility parameter, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- I mentioned in a previous video…that some parameters do not need actions to be useful.…The visibility parameter allows us…to show and hide geometry for different effects…almost like a layers state.…For example, here, we have a single car block.…And this one comes with AutoCAD for Mac…and has a visibility parameter…to show different vehicle types based on the user's needs.…I can show a sedan or a pick up truck,…or even change it to show a plan view.…
Here I have four separate bed blocks…that I want to combine into a single usable bed block.…To do this, I'm gonna create an empty block…and insert these blocks inside called Nesting.…I'm gonna go to the block tool here…and I'm gonna just call this simply Bed.…I'm not gonna select any objects…or pick a base point but I am gonna make sure…that Open in block editor is checked…and create my block.…AutoCAD warns me that no objects…have been selected.…
I'm gonna click continue and go right into my Block Editor.…There are two ways of approaching the visibility parameters.…
- 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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