In this tutorial, Josh Modglin walks through the difference of dynamic blocks from standard, or static, blocks within a drawing file. The instructor discusses not only what a dynamic block is but also discusses the importance and usage of a well-defined dynamic block library. In addition, Josh demonstrates dynamic blocks in action.
- [Narrator] Auto CAD blocks really revolutionized…how the user interacted with the drawing.…They allowed the user to provide repetitive objects…that can easily be modified…and impact multiple instances of the same block.…Dynamic blocks are doing the same thing.…They're revolutionizing how we're using blocks.…What are dynamic blocks?…We have three instances of the same block in this drawing.…
If I open up my properties, you see that the name…of all of these blocks are the same, door imperial.…But do you see all the grips?…Let me escape and we'll select one.…These light blue grips really are parameters…connected with the dynamic nature of the block.…We have drop-downs that allow us control…the open swing of the door.…
We have different arrows that allow us to flip…or mirror the door, or even increase the door…from a 40-inch to maybe a 36-inch door.…Notice, though, all of these changes…did not impact the other blocks.…So we're dynamically taking the block definition…and we're making changes to the block definition…
- Using variables and profiles
- Customizing AutoCAD templates with styles and layer properties
- Using dynamic blocks
- Customizing the AutoCAD interface
- Creating custom tool palettes
- Creating and editing scripts
- Adding custom symbols
- CAD programming with LISP
Skill Level Intermediate
Cert Prep: AutoCAD Certified Professionalwith Shaun Bryant4h 40m Appropriate for all
AutoCAD: Designing Dynamic Blockswith Scott Onstott1h 5m Intermediate
1. Customizing Options
2. Drawing Templates
3. Dynamic Blocks
4. Customizing User Interface
5. Tool Palettes
7. Custom Symbols
8. LISP for CAD Managers
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