Redefining blocks


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Redefining blocks

Probably the most compelling reason to use blocks is that they can be redefined if necessary. By simply changing the geometry of one of the blocks, every other instance of that block will automatically update. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to redefine a block. On my screen I have a site plan for a proposed restaurant and there are several blocks in this file. These tress were created using blocks, as were the cars, these tables and these doors. In this example, we're going to focus on the trees. Let's say I wanted to colorize this exhibit.

Normally we colorize a drawing by filling everything with various colors of solid-fill hatch. Now, I'm sure you would agree it would be very time consuming if we had to hatch each of these trees individually. Fortunately, we don't have to do that. Since these trees are blocks, I can modify the block definition and all of the trees will update automatically. Let's add some color to these ornamental trees. To redefine a block,...

Redefining blocks
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Redefining blocks provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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