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AutoCAD Block Best Practices by Edwin Prakoso

By Edwin Prakoso

This second version booklet covers every thing approximately AutoCAD blocks. From uncomplicated to complex positive factors. Very precious for novices and intermediate clients. even if, complicated clients may can get a few clean info too.


1. how you can create, alter, and use your block.

2. connect details on your block.

3. utilizing box with block.

4. Extracting information out of your block to create reports.

5. utilizing annotative block.

6. utilizing dynamic block.

7. utilizing parametric blocks.

8. handling blocks.

9. extra samples and block tricks…

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Similar like renaming file name in Windows Explorer. Just input the state name. We start working on Simple state, so set it as current. You should see the check mark next to the state name. Click OK. Now we are going to set the other states. You can do it by switching from visibility panel in block editor contextual ribbon. Use the top left corner of the door as the insertion point. You may draw more objects to define how your door panel will look like. Have you seen the difference? Insert panel and glass block at the same insertion point.

Add action like we did before, using b parameter. However, the arrow is not at the right position after we stretch it. To avoid confusion, you can simply select all objects in this exercise. Now if we test this block, if you stretch it, you can see it resizes to both directions. Repeat the process for h parameter and add stretch action to the top of this column. Select b parameter again. By defining the distance type to list, we can limit the users only can select predefined distance. You need to click the field first before the button appears.

Try to change properties and layers until you understand how they work with blocks. You may want to examine this behavior further by adding more objects on different layers on these blocks. I mentioned that we could hide details for the column for example. This door below has a tag on another layer, so you can hide/show it when you need to. Let’s cover what it has to do with AutoCAD block. For example, view title and room tag we created before is an annotation. When we draw on model space, annotation size for 1:100 obviously is different for 1:200.

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