Chapter 10. Blocks, Attributes, and External References

Chapter Objectives

Create groups

Create blocks

Insert blocks into the current drawing

Create dynamic blocks

Add constraints to dynamic blocks

Access data in a block table

Use the Windows Clipboard

Insert blocks and external references into other drawings

Use the AutoCAD DesignCenter

Define attributes

Work with external references

Extract data from attributes

Create tool palettes

Explode blocks

Introduction

Working effectively in a professional design environment requires more than proficiency in drafting techniques. Most design work is done in collaboration with other designers, engineers, managers, and customers. This chapter begins to introduce you to some ...

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