Why should you be using dynamic blocks? Quite simply, dynamic blocks can greatly reduce the number of blocks in your library, improving your efficiency. While it does take a little more time up front to create a dynamic block, the time savings on the back end are well worth the effort! Even better news: If you’re a proficient user of AutoCAD software, you should have no problem converting those boring static blocks into shiny new dynamic blocks.
- Learn how to create dynamic blocks with the following abilities: stretch, mirror, array, rotate, and align, as well as having multiple insertion points
- Learn how to limit block variations through lists, increments, block tables, and lookup actions
- Learn how to apply constraints and parameters to control block behavior
- Learn how to extract dynamic-block properties to AutoCAD tables and Excel spreadsheets
Tracy Chadwick serves as coordinator and instructor for the Computer Drafting Technology program at Hutchinson Community College (HCC) in Hutchinson, Kansas. He is responsible for teaching a wide range of courses, including those on engineering graphics, AutoCAD software, Inventor software, and Revit Architecture software. In 2007, Autodesk, Inc., recognized Chadwick with the North America Award for Distinguished Performance in AutoCAD Software Training. Tracy, along with his co-author Rick Ellis, recently published his first book, A Practical Guide to AutoCAD 2019.