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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 7. Combining Objects into Blocks

  • Creating and inserting blocks

  • Using the Wblock command

  • Detecting blocks in a drawing

  • Working with AutoCAD's DesignCenter

  • Controlling the appearance of palettes on your screen

Computer drafting derives much of its efficiency from a feature that makes it possible to combine a collection of objects into an entity that behaves as a single object. AutoCAD calls these grouped objects a block. The AutoCAD tools that work specifically with blocks make it possible to do the following:

  • Create a block in your current drawing

  • Repeatedly place copies of a block in precise locations in your drawing

  • Share blocks between drawings

  • Create .dwg files either from blocks or from portions of your current drawing

  • Store blocks on a palette ...

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