The Hitchhiker’s Guide to … the Basics of AutoCAD Blocks

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Browse AutoCAD blocks. Hitchhikers guide to AutoCAD blocks basics

What are the basics of AutoCAD blocks? Well, each AutoCAD block is a collection of objects (symbols and details) combined into a single object that you specify by name. There are simple methods for inserting blocks (from online sources or from your own designs), moving blocks, saving and retrieving blocks, and creating block definitions.

Examples of AutoCAD blocks. Hitchhikers guide to AutoCAD blocks basics

Examples of AutoCAD blocks

AutoCAD blocks grips. Hitchhikers guide to AutoCAD blocks basics

Select a block to activate its grip(s).

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The “Blocks” section of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics

Start with this brief video—and check out an additional video and Autodesk Knowledge Network resources, below.

Back to basics: Introduction to blocks in AutoCAD 2017

Build your AutoCAD IQ! Video series (1 hour)

In the above “Build Your AutoCAD IQ! Video,” you’ll see how blocks help save time, reduce drawing file size, and make it easier to maintain company standards for both design and presentation.

Insert AutoCAD blocks. Hitchhikers guide to AutoCAD blocks basics

Locate the drawing file via Browse the first time you insert the drawing as a block.

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