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AutoCAD Platform Customization: VBA by Lee Ambrosius

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Chapter 7Working with Blocks and External References

Most designs created with the AutoCAD® program start off with simple geometric objects, such as lines, circles, and arcs. The geometric objects are used to represent holes, bolts, motors, and even the outside of a building. As a design grows in complexity, elements often are repeated many times. For example, you might use several lines and circles to represent a bolt head or a desk with a grommet.

AutoCAD allows you to reuse geometry by creating what is known as a block. A block is a named grouping of objects that can be inserted in a drawing multiple times. Each insertion creates a block reference that displays the objects stored in the block at the insertion point. If the block is changed, ...

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