You can explode an inserted block to its original component entities. When you explode a block, only that single instance of the block is affected. The original remains in the drawing, and you can still insert additional copies of the original block. If you explode a block that contains attributes, the attributes are lost, but the original attribute definitions remain.
Exploding dissociates component entities to their next simplest level of complexity; blocks or polylines in a block become blocks or polylines again.
To explode a block
- Do one of the following:
Select the block.
- Choose Modify > Explode.
- On the Modify toolbar, click the Explode tool ().
- Type explode and then press Enter.
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