In the Import Block dialog box, search for and select the dwg file that contains the block definition. In the Block area, select the block you want to insert. The last thing I want to discuss is how to create a block in AutoCAD quickly and easily. First, press CTRL+SHIFT+C on the keyboard and then adjust the cursor to the “insertion point” where you want the block to be defined.
Then, select the objects from which you want to create a block and press ENTER. Now navigate to the drawing and select blocks and you'll have your full list of drawing blocks in the palette. You can drag and drop these blocks to include them in the current drawing. The blocks of AutoCAD, or those of any other CAD program, are files that can be inserted into other CAD files, it's that simple.
If I change the property of the outer circle to ByBlock for color, line type and line thickness, it will allow me to change the properties of the block and the circle will be affected by it. For more information, see How to Save an AutoCAD Drawing in an Earlier or Earlier File Format and in the DWG Version History. If you have AutoCAD objects that you want to use in your Visio drawing, you can use Visio to open them and convert them to Visio shapes. After selecting the drawing, select Blocks in the object type and you now have a collection of blocks that you can insert into the drawing by simply dragging and dropping.
Once modified and saved, it will be automatically changed in the remaining blocks, since it is a single entity. If you create a block of objects on your own unique layers, AutoCAD “locks the layer where those objects are located”. Blocks also help maintain consistency in project drawings. By using the same set of blocks, you can avoid a lot of confusion between the different members working on a project.
Attributes are information such as the manufacturer's name, part number, etc., that is associated with a block and can be extracted to an Excel file or drawing table. For example, you can create a dynamic block of a door of different sizes and, when used in the drawing, you can use the same dynamic block for all door sizes. If you have multiple block instances in your drawing, the objects in the block will adopt the layer properties of the block for whatever layer each block is on. After you import an AutoCAD drawing and accepting the default settings, the AutoCAD file will be locked on the page.
You can also create your own tool palette and place your favorite CAD blocks on it, or you can create a complete catalog of your standard CAD blocks using tool palettes. AutoCAD has a small library of some standard blocks that you can use in your drawings. This block library can be accessed from the Design Center palette. The blocks used in the drawing are called block references, and if the block is modified, all of its references change automatically.