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AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott

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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.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Work with global blocks
  • Access content globally
  • Store content on tool palettes
  • Reference external drawings ...

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