Chapter 10. DesignCenter, Autodesk Seek, Dynamic Blocks, and External References

Chapter Objectives

Correctly use the following commands and settings:

Attach External Reference (XATTACH)

Block Editor (BE)

DesignCenter (DC)

(External Bind) XBIND

External Reference (XREF)

Set Base Point (BASE)


In this chapter, you will use the AutoCAD DesignCenter to copy layers and blocks (furniture) from one drawing to another. You will also make blocks that perform actions dynamically. Finally, you will use external reference commands that allow you to attach drawings to other drawings so that they appear in the primary drawing without inserting them.

EXERCISE 10-1 Reception Area Furniture Installation Plan Using the DesignCenter

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