AutoCAD software's Dynamic Blocks gives you the ability to save time while reducing the size of your block library. Do you have multiple blocks with slight variations between them? Let's turn them into a single block that we can stretch, rotate, and more. In this class you will learn the basics of creating and editing Dynamic Blocks, and you will come to understand some tools that will enable you to limit Dynamic Block behavior. You will also learn a couple of ways to simplify the process of selecting the desired block, including block tables and visibility states. By the end of this class you will have the skills you need to return to work and create Dynamic Blocks that will increase your efficiency immediately.
- Learn how to create Dynamic Blocks with the following abilities: stretch, mirror, array, rotate, align, as well have as multiple insertion points
- Learn how to limit block variations through lists and increments
- Learn how to apply constraints and parameters to control block behavior
- Learn how to implement Block Tables as well as the Lookup Action to quickly select the desired block iteration
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.