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Creating and naming blocks

You can combine any number of entities into a single block. After you create a block, you can insert copies of it into a drawing. Each block insertion is treated as a single entity; for example, you can rotate or scale each block when you insert it. The program adds the name of the new block you insert to the Block Name list in the progeCAD Explorer.


NOTE Block names created or renamed in progeCAD can have up to 31 characters and cannot include spaces. progeCAD will, however, display longer block names and names containing spaces, such as blocks created in AutoCAD 2000.


To create a block

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Settings > Explore Blocks.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Blocks tool ().
    • Type expblocks and then press Enter.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Edit > New > Block.
    • On the progeCAD Explorer toolbar, click the New Item tool ().
  3. Enter a name for the new block.
  4. Specify the insertion point for the block.
  5. Select the entities to be combined into the block, and then press Enter.
  6. The program adds a new block to the Images view, with the name you entered.
  7. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

To change a block name in the current drawing

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Settings > Explore Blocks.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Blocks tool ()
    • Type expblocks and then press Enter.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select the block, choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.
    • Click the block name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.
    • Right-click the block name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.
  3. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

Attaching a drawing as an external reference

Inserting a block

Inserting a drawing as a block

Saving a block as a separate drawing

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