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Creating a Block

Creating a Block

Creating a Block

MouseOK    Ribbon: Insert – Block Definition >  Create Block

MouseOK    Menu: Draw – Block >  Make…

MouseOK    Panel: Draw –

KeyboardOK Command line: ACADBLOCKDIALOG, B, BLOCK, BMOD, NEWBLOCK, NEWBL

The Create block command is also available in the context menu.

The Block definition dialog box opened by the Create block command allows you to specify parameters for creating a new block or redefining the description of already existing block:

Options:

Name:

Names the block being created.

To redefine the existing block, select the name from the drop-own list.

Base point

Specify On Screen

Turns on/off the mode for selecting the base point by cursor on the screen after the dialog box is closed.

 Pick point

Button that temporary closes the dialog box to specify the base point on the screen by mouse cursor.

X: Y: Z:

Fields to specify coordinates of the block insertion point.

Objects

Specify On Screen

Turns on/off the mode for selecting objects after the dialog box is closed.

 Select objects

Button that temporary closes the dialog box to specify objects on the screen by mouse cursor.

Retain

Turns on the mode for retaining the selected objects in the drawing after the block is created.

Convert to block

Turns on the mode for creating a block reference at the location of selected objects after the block is created.

Delete

Turns on the mode for deleting the selected objects from the drawing after the block is created.

Objects selected: 4

Displays information on the number of objects selected to create the block.

Behavior

Scale uniformity

Turns on/off the mode that specifies the uniform block scale by X, Y, Z axes.

Allow exploding

Turns on/off the mode for breaking the block after it is inserted by the Explode command.

Block units:

Drop-down list for selecting measurement units of the block being created.

Description:

Field for entry of the text description (hidden attribute) to simplify future identification and search of the block.

note: Objects included in the block being created can be selected in advance, before opening the Create block command.

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