Building a block library


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Building a block library

Once you start using blocks, it won't be long before you'll want to create a library of your common symbols such that you can use them in other drawings. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to use the DesignCenter to build a custom block library. On my screen, I have an architectural example and this drawing contains several blocks. I'm going to move up and click the Insert icon and then I'll open up the Block Name fly-out and we can see a listing of all of the Blocks that are defined in this file. Now, one of the shortcomings of blocks is that they only exist in the drawing in which they were created.

That means, if I was to start a new drawing and attempt to insert a block, this list would be empty. What we're going to do is learn how to take the Blocks that are in this file and use them in any drawing we want. I'm going to close this and then I'll close the current drawing, don't forget the name, number 5 Office. I will then start a new AutoCAD dra...

Building a block library
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Building a block library provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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