A quick way to create a block in AutoCAD 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. Creating blocks in AutoCAD is very easy. First you must draw all the parts that will form your block.
Remember to draw all the objects on layer “0”. When you are ready to create the block, select the Create button from the Block section of the Insert tab of the ribbon menu. Using blocks can help reduce file size. AutoCAD stores block definitions in its database.
When you insert a block, AutoCAD stores only the name of the block, its location (insertion point), scale, and rotation. This can be very noticeable in large drawings. To block commands, you can press the B button on the keyboard and then press the enter button on the keyboard. 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.
The blocks used in the drawing are called block references, and if the block is modified, all of its references change automatically. When a set of objects is on layer “0” and you lock them, the new block will have the special feature of being able to change the color and line type of any layer where you place it. Button located to the right of the File Name and Path menu to enter a name for the block and select the folder path in which to save it. Run the same Lock command that you used last time, only this time make sure that the Open in Block Editor box is checked.
This is why many organizations prefer their own set of standard blocks that can be used and reused according to their own requirements. The lines and text that make up a block are grouped in such a way that you can select the entire object (block) at once to perform actions such as placing, copying and moving the block. When you add dynamic properties to a simple block so that you can change its geometry and property for your individual reference, you get a dynamic block. Blocks can be a simple and simple collection of static geometries, or you can also create blocks with dynamic properties, and these types of blocks are called dynamic blocks.
A drawing made with blocks for repetitive objects will be much smaller than a drawing that uses copied instances of repetitive objects. If you want to see how to update a block, explode and modify the computer block by stretching the monitor one inch on each side. As I mentioned earlier, one of the main reasons for using a block is its ability to modify all of its references by modifying a single block. 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.
These blocks can be stored in a separate folder and even on a network so that all writers have access to them.