Chapter 9

Working with Blocks and Xrefs

In Chapter 7, “Organizing Objects,” you learned how to define and reference blocks within a single drawing in the AutoCAD® program. In this chapter, you will create and insert global blocks from outside the current drawing. Harnessing the power of a search engine, you’ll cast a net across multiple drawings to locate specific blocks and a variety of other content. Once key content is found, you will place it on tool palettes for quick access in the future. In addition, you will make external references (Xrefs) to drawings outside the current file.

  • Working with global blocks
  • Accessing content globally
  • Storing content on tool palettes
  • Referencing external drawings and images

Working with Global Blocks

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