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To display blocks in the progeCAD Explorer

Do one of the following:

  • Choose Settings > Explore Blocks.
  • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Blocks tool ().
  • Type expblocks and then press Enter.
  • Choose Tools > progeCAD Explorer, and then click the Blocks element.

The Blocks element in the progeCAD Explorer defaults with images on. The Images view shows you a small image of each block or external reference.

When blocks are displayed, additional tools on the Block toolbar provide the functions described in the following table:

Additional tools on the Block toolbar

Tool Function
() Images Displays a small image of each block.
() Details Displays information about each block.
() Insert Inserts a block.
() Insert External File Blocks Inserts a drawing available from disk as a block.
() Save Block Saves selected block as independent .dwg file.
() Attach Drawing Attaches drawing as an external reference.

To see more information about each block, click the Details tool (). In the Details view, you can edit the path and the insertion point by clicking the setting and typing your changes.

Attaching a drawing as an external reference

Creating and naming blocks

Inserting a block

Inserting a drawing as a block

Saving a block as a separate drawing

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