The topic today: How to use the Block command in AutoCAD 2023?
In AutoCAD 2023 and the same as the previous version, the Block command is used to create a block definition from selected objects, which can then be inserted as an instance in other locations or drawings. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the Block command:
1. Open your AutoCAD 2023 software and open or create a new drawing.
2. On your workspace, draw or create the objects you want to define as a block.
3. Select the objects you want to include in your block by clicking on them or using any of the selection methods (e.g., window, crossing, etc.).
4. To initiate the Block command, do one of the following:
Type “BLOCK” in the command line and press Enter, or On the Home tab, within the Block panel on the ribbon, click on “Create Block“.
5. The “Block Definition” dialog box will appear. Here, you need to specify various block details:
a. Block name: Type a unique and descriptive name for your block.
b. Base point: Specify a reference point (x, y, z coordinate) for your block, or click on “Pick point” and select a point in your drawing.
c. Objects: The objects you previously selected should automatically be listed. If not, click on “Select objects” and choose the desired objects by clicking on them.
d. Behavior settings:
– Annotative: Check this box if you want the block to be annotative.
– Scale uniformly: Check this box to maintain the x, y, and z scale factors equally.
e. Include settings: Here, you can choose whether to include “Convert to block” or “Delete” the selected objects after the block definition is created.
6. After completing the Block Definition dialog, click on “OK.” This will create your block definition in the current drawing.
7. To insert instances of the block, use the “INSERT” command, select the block definition from the list, and place them in the desired locations.
Remember to save your drawing after creating the block definition. Your block is now ready to be used in your drawing or shared with others.
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