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AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013: No Experience Required by Donnie Gladfelter

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CHAPTER 7

Combining Objects into Blocks

Much of the efficiency of computer drafting is derived from a feature that makes it possible to combine a collection of objects into an entity that behaves as a single object. In the Autodesk® AutoCAD® software, these collected objects are called 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 from either blocks or portions of your current drawing
  • Store blocks on a palette for easy reuse in any drawing

In general, objects that are best suited to becoming part of a block are the components that are ...

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