Chapter 9

Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables

In Chapter 7, “Combining Objects into Blocks,” you explored creating and using blocks to combine separate objects into a single, complex object to aid in selecting objects and editing properties. Chapter 8, “Controlling Text in a Drawing,” covered the addition of text into drawings. In this chapter, you will expand your knowledge of blocks and use text inside blocks and tables to display information about specific features of a drawing.

The blocks you’ve worked with have been static collections of objects that you have inserted throughout your drawing as doors or windows. Each instance of the same block was visually identical to the others, and you were able to scale the window blocks along one axis and ...

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