O'Reilly logo

Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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

Chapter 7. Creating and Applying Components

One of the great CAD advantages is the ability of reusing information. A component, or block, is a set of entities belonging to one or more layers, that are grouped together and that can be used as a single element. Examples are nuts, bolts, bearings, mechanical parts, and so on. When inserting components, besides position, scales (even different in X and Y directions) and rotation may be modified. Components can include variable text information, called attributes.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Creating components
  • Inserting components
  • Exporting components
  • Editing components
  • Applying attributes
  • Cleaning the drawing by removing unused definitions

Creating components (blocks)

The MAKEBLOCK command (alias B, ...

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