Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Updating blocks, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Now let's say that after placing all of these…in the floor plan, the customer decides…that they want a different desk size…or the manufacturer changes the desk size…or just the shape, maybe rounding the corners.…I'm gonna select one of my blocks,…right-click and click Block Editor.…From here I'm actually editing the block definition…or the source geometry that's being referenced…in all the other instances of the block in my drawing.…I'm gonna use the Stretch tool and stretch…the leg of the desk here just a few inches.…
Then I'm gonna use the Fillet tool here,…give it a radius of 3, and I'm gonna…radius some of these corners here.…I'll click Save and close.…And we can see that all the instances of the block…have been updated with the new information.…I mentioned in an earlier video…that Layer 0 has some special properties,…and one of them is how blocks are controlled with layers.…If I create my block using all the geometry…on Layer 0 and I change the layer that a block…is inserted on, all the geometry that was created…
- 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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