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AutoCAD Lesson 111 – Dynamic Block

In this discussion, we will focus at how to build a dynamic block door which can be used in a variety of wall thickness

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Step-by-step instructions.

  • Command: REC RECTANG
    Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]:
    Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]: @50,100
  • Command: B BLOCK 1 found
    Specify insertion base point:
    Command: _-bedit Regenerating model.
  • Command: REC RECTANG
    Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]:
    Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]:
  • Command: BO BOUNDARY
    Pick internal point: Selecting everything…
    Selecting everything visible…
    Analyzing the selected data…
    Analyzing internal islands
  • Pick internal point: BOUNDARY created 1 polyline
    Command: Specify opposite corner or [Fence/WPolygon/CPolygon]:
    Command: _.erase 2 found
  • Command: MI MIRROR Select objects: 1 found
  • Select objects: Specify first point of mirror line:
    Specify second point of mirror line:
    Erase source objects? [Yes/No] :
    Command: Specify opposite corner or [Fence/WPolygon/CPolygon]:
  • Command: M MOVE 1 found
  • Specify base point or [Displacement] :
    Specify second point or : 900
  • Command: REC RECTANG
    Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]:
    Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]: @45,900
  • Command: ARC
    Specify start point of arc or [Center]:
    Specify second point of arc or [Center/End]: _e
    Specify end point of arc:
    Specify center point of arc (hold Ctrl to switch direction) or [Angle/Direction/Radius]: _d
    Specify tangent direction for the start point of arc (hold Ctrl to switch direction):
  • Command: CO COPY 1 found
  • Current settings: Copy mode = Multiple
    Specify base point or [Displacement/mOde] :
    Specify second point or [Array] :
    Specify second point or [Array/Exit/Undo] :
    Specify second point or [Array/Exit/Undo] :
  • Command: _-bedit Regenerating model.
  • Command: REC RECTANG
    Specify first corner point or [Chamfer/Elevation/Fillet/Thickness/Width]:
    Specify other corner point or [Area/Dimensions/Rotation]: @20,50
  • Command: M MOVE 1 found
    Specify base point or [Displacement] :
    Specify second point or :
  • Command: RO ROTATE
    Current positive angle in UCS: ANGDIR=counterclockwise ANGBASE=0 1 found
    Specify base point:
    Specify rotation angle or [Copy/Reference] <90>:
  • Command: MI MIRROR 1 found
    Specify first point of mirror line:
    Specify second point of mirror line:
    Erase source objects? [Yes/No] :
    Command: Specify opposite corner or [Fence/WPolygon/CPolygon]:
    Command: co COPY 2 found
  • Current settings: Copy mode = Multiple
    Specify base point or [Displacement/mOde] :
    Specify second point or [Array] :
    Specify second point or [Array/Exit/Undo] :
    Command: WIPEOUT
    Specify first point or [Frames/Polyline] :
    Specify next point:
    Specify next point or [Undo]:
  • Command: _BParameter Linear
    Specify start point or [Name/Label/Chain/Description/Base/Palette/Value set]:
    Specify endpoint:
    Specify label location:
  • Command: _BActionTool Stretch
    Select parameter:
    Specify parameter point to associate with action or enter [sTart point/Second point] :
  • Specify first corner of stretch frame or [CPolygon]:
    Specify opposite corner:
    Specify objects to stretch
    Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 7 found
  • Command: _BCLOSE
    Specify point location or [Base point/Undo/eXit]:
    Specify point location or [Base point/Undo/eXit]:
  • Command: WIPEOUTFRAME
  • Enter new value for WIPEOUTFRAME <1>: 0
    Regenerating model.
  • Command: Z ZOOM
    Specify corner of window, enter a scale factor (nX or nXP), or
    [All/Center/Dynamic/Extents/Previous/Scale/Window/Object] :
    Specify opposite corner:
  • Command: _-bedit Regenerating model.
  • Command: _BParameter Flip
    Specify base point of reflection line or [Name/Label/Description/Palette]:
    Specify endpoint of reflection line:
    Specify label location:
  • Command: _BActionTool Flip
    Select parameter:
    Specify selection set for action
    Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 14 found

Note to Drafter:

We need to know how to construct useful Template blocks in AutoCAD to generate our drawing faster. We will work perfectly faster once we figure out how to use it. But how precisely are more effective blocks developed? We need to develop a dynamic block with parameters and actions to allow it even more efficient.

Blocks can be organized and stored in collections. For example, let’s group it according on their usage.

Grouping Lists:
Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Fire Safety and Sprinkler,
Mechanical & Plumbing, and so many more which we can include based on its purpose.

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