Exchanging one block symbol for another


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Exchanging one block symbol for another

Blocks are a great tool to use when you have geometry that's repeated throughout a drawing. In an architectural design, we might use blocks to represent doors, furniture, kitchen appliances, or plumbing fixtures. What you do if you have inserted the block multiple times in a drawing and then you decide you'd rather use a completely different symbol? In this lesson we're going to learn how to exchange one block for another. On my screen I have a drawing of a proposed high school gymnasium. Let's zoom in on the restroom are, and as you can see, I have inserted several basins into this drawing.

Now each of these basins is a block and if I select one of these you can see that this is a generic block called basin-counter. When I inserted these, I didn't have a specific basin in mind. I pretty much just used this block as a placeholder to represent where I would like to install each basin. Well, I've now decided on the fixtures that I would like to use and I was actually...

Exchanging one block symbol for another
Video duration: 3m 3s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Exchanging one block symbol for another provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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