O'Reilly logo

AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond by Lee Ambrosius

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

images

Building the Real World One Block at a Time

Drawings are made of geometry that is arranged in specific ways to represent a part to be manufactured, a building to be constructed, or even the land on which a new highway might be built. No matter what type of drawings you create, your drawings most likely consist of many object groupings that represent objects in the physical world.

Instead of dedicating time to re-create the geometry each time, you can create the objects once and store them as a block definition. Block definitions are another type of nongraphical object that can be in a drawing, much like text and dimension styles.

In addition to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required