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How to Create or Define AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks
- Create an AutoCAD geometry (say a rectangle) that you want to convert to a dynamic block.
- Enter block command to command prompt of AutoCAD window.
- The Block Definition dialogue box will open.
- Convert the AutoCAD geometry (rectangle) to a block (say a).
- You will find an AutoCAD Tutorial on AutoCAD block creation here.
- Now you have to apply dynamic properties to the block (block a).
- Enter bedit in the command prompt; Edit Block Definition dialogue box will open.
- Select name of the block you want to edit (a) and click OK.
- The block editor screen will be visible like below:
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- You have to add parameters and actions now.
- Suppose you want your rectangle block a to be flexible lengthwise. Meaning, that while you call this block in your AutoCAD drawing you should be in a position to adjust its length as you require.
- Then, Click on the linear parameter in the Block Authoring Palette at left hand side.
- Specify Start and End points as the two ends of the rectangle like below:
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- Click Action icon of Tools tab.
- AutoCAD will ask select parameter, click Dimension.
- Enter sTretch as action type or in short you can type T.
- Click on any one of the corner point of the rectangle upon asking Specify parameter point to associate with.
- Now you have to specify Stretch frame rectangle. Specify it like below:
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- Next, AutoCAD will ask for Select Object, select the rectangle.
- Now click somewhere nearby the rectangle to Place action location.
- Click Save icon of the Manage tab and Close Block Editor.
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How to Use AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks
- Enter insert in command prompt.
- Select the block "a" and place the block in the drawing.
- Now if you want to modify the block, just click on it. Grid points will appear.
- Pull by holding the grid point and it will increase its size.
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Normal AutoCAD blocks cannot be customized without exploding but AutoCAD dynamic blocks can. By selecting proper parameter you can customize your AutoCAD dynamic blocks in every possible manner.
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