Creating and inserting blocks


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Creating and inserting blocks

When working in a production environment, blocks are an essential part of our workflow. Efficient use of blocks can save us a great deal of time when working with duplicated geometry. In this lesson we're going to explore the workflow behind creating and inserting blocks using the Mac edition of AutoCAD. On my screen I have a drawing of an architectural floor plan. Notice that some of the doorways are in need of a door. To be more specific, the doorways I'm talking about are the ones that require a 32 inch door. Right here I've created some geometry that represents a 32-inch door; let's convert this geometry into a block.

To do that, I'll move over to the toolset palette, and I'll launch the Block command. I will then give my block a name. Now if open this flyout, you can see that there are several blocks in this drawing already. I'm going to stick with the same naming convention, and I'll call my block DOOR-32inch and I'll press Tab to accept that value...

Creating and inserting blocks
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Creating and inserting blocks provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011: Migrating from Windows to Mac

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