Chapter 5. Symbols, Tables, and Fields

It's impossible to imagine AutoCAD without blocks. They've become as fundamental as drawing lines and circles. When external references were introduced, they were like super blocks that could span multiple drawings, and before long most of us found them nearly as essential as blocks. Now that tables have become internal spreadsheets, and fields can be used to place adaptable text, the process of annotating designs is more efficient than ever. These indispensable annotation tools are now commonplace, but there are times when they can still be baffling.

In this chapter, I'll address the fundamentals of blocks, the appropriate use of the WBLOCK command, and the management of external references. I'll make suggestions ...

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