Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic blocks, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Dynamic blocks allow you to add parameters…and actions to a block that allow you…to modify the block in very specific…and predefined ways, lending to the consistency…that we require, but the flexibility…to change the geometry to suit…the drafter's needs.…By definition, blocks themselves are created…to promote consistency by making sure…the same geometry is used to represent…the same objects, both across the drawing,…but also the project, and even the company.…However, this rigidity lends to more blocks…being required to create a library…of consistent symbols to represent…every available option of an object.…
Essentially, I need a separate block…for every size bed in my layout,…a separate block for every door size…and every opening, as seen here,…and a separate block for every window…of every shape and size.…Dynamic blocks allow us to create…a symbol that can have some flexibility…in a limited or controlled way.…I can create a window block that can change width,…as seen here, or the height,…depending on the needs of the designer,…
- 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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