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AutoCAD® 2012 and AutoCAD LT® 2012: No Experience Required by Donnie Gladfelter

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Chapter 7

Combining Objects into Blocks

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 for easy reuse in any drawing

In general, objects best suited to becoming part of a block are the components that are repeatedly used in your drawings. In architecture ...

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