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 ...