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AutoCAD 101 Series: Blocks - How to? - understanding basic blocks used in drawing, application of BLOCK, WBLOCK, paste as block commands, compares BLOCK with WBLOCK command in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, FuntionSense, Nov 2014

AutoCAD 101 Series: Blocks - What and Why? - definition, examples of blocks, linework like rectangle, circle are not blocks, reasons to use blocks in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, FuntionSense, Nov 2014

Blocks are Your Friends - hit block in blocks palette, click on location in drawing to attach block, insert block in current active layer to inherit colors of that layer in AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD 360, Nov 10, 2014

AutoCAD Deep Dive Series: WBLOCK & Sharing Blocks to Other Drawings - select block to be copied, choose option from clipboard flyout to copy, cut, paste objects, apply INSERT, WBLOCK commands to insert block, export drawing to specific file, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Oct 31, 2014

AutoCAD Deep Dive Series: Creating Blocks - type B as keyboard shortcut to start 'make block' feature, specify block name, base point, select objects, determine block behavior, block unit type before inserting blocks in AutoCAD, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Oct 24, 2014

Applying Parametric Constraints to Dynamic Blocks - tips to create one block that can dynamically adjust based on some parameters in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, CAD Geek, Sep 16, 2014

Dynamic AutoCAD - creating dynamic blocks, duplex outlet using visibility states, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Aug 1, 2014

What Happens to AutoCAD Blocks in Autodesk Inventor? - nested blocks are exploded, imported as single block, block definitions are translated to sketched symbol formats, place instances of imported symbols in AutoCAD drawing just as sketched symbols are created in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 29, 2014

Changing a Block Insertion Point - set value of BLOCKEDITLOCK system variable to 0 to make block editor usable, close block editor button before clicking 'save changes' to allow block reflect moved insertion point in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, July 23, 2014

Solids Used in a Block are Not Able to be Displayed with Transparency in AutoCAD - right-click on block, select block editor, objects making up block, set transparency settings to 'ByLayer' before saving block, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 11, 2014

Dude, Where's My AutoCAD Attribute? - ATTSYNC command to force block instance updates with change in block definition attributes in AutoCAD, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, June 6, 2014 

Creating a Great CAD Title Block - The Basics - defines title block, assesses advantages of CAD block within sheet file or xreffed file, size/location, text of title block, tip to insert block in AutoCAD, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, May 11, 2014

Editing the Value of a Block Attribute - select block with attribute values, open enhanced attribute editor dialog box to pick attribute whose value is to be changed, else invoke EATTEDIT command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 4, 2014

Moving Text in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET, Pt 2 - obtain text object in block, start transaction to access/modify object, employ identity matrix as block transform in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 5, 2013

Moving Text in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET, Pt 1 - obtain text object in block, start transaction to access object, check displacement from picked point before initiating transaction to modify object in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 2, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: Inserting Blocks with Design Center - definition of block, benefits of using blocks in AutoCAD, insert blocks into drawings from various sources, John Flanagan, CADline, Oct 22, 2013

How to Change the Insertion Point of a Block - enter UCSICON in block editor to position UCS icon where base point is located on block, use MOVE command, select objects, specify base point for insertion point of block to be in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Aug 28, 2013

Moving Text in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET, Pt 1 - obtain text object in block, start transaction to access object, check displacement from picked point before initiating transaction to modify object in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 2, 2013

How to Create, Edit and Manage AutoCAD Blocks  - set block definition name, base points, specify objects before inserting block in drawing, pick layer to edit, manage basic blocks in AutoCAD, Jim Law, Synergis, July 23, 2013

Create a Tool Palette from a Drawing's Blocks - launch DesignCenter, navigate to drawings, expand .DWG node, right-click on blocks node to create tool palette in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Mar 21, 2013

Why You Should Use AutoCAD Blocks - reduce repetitive tasks, file size, maintain company standard, simplify library, process, create reports automatically, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 4, 2013

Create a Dynamic Block for a Labeled Bracket - AutoCAD tutorial, Dean Culver, Cadalyst, Dec 17, 2012

How To: Convert Dynamic Block to Regular Block - workaround is to save dynamic block to DXF R12 version or use DB2SB LISP utility, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 28, 2012

Create a Block in AutoCAD - draw objects, start BLOCK command, specify base point, choose block unit, add description, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 26, 2012

1 if for RED, 0 if Bylayer, Any if Byblock - 4 types of hydrants to visually display in AutoCAD drawings, 3 setting types to control display values of blocks, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Apr 19, 2012

Variable Length Grab Bars in AutoCAD - creating basic shape, block, length parameter, Applying Technology to Architecture, Dec 27, 2011

Creating Blocks with Multiple Insertion Points in AutoCAD - Lynn Allen's Blog, Dec 16, 2011

Dynamic Block: Matrix Grid - generating scalable grid for AutoCAD drawing, Gary Evenson, Cadalyst, Sep 19, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 13 - Block Property Table - preparing block, placing parameters in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 11, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 12 - LOOKUP Tables - search tables keep numeric values for parameters used in dynamic blocks in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 10, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 11 - VISIBILITY Parameter - creating new visibility state in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 9, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 10 - ALIGNMENT Parameter - locating, using ALIGNMENT parameter, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 3, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 9 - XY Parameter in ARRAY Action - locating XY parameter, editing properties, adding ARRAY action in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 2, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 8 - Entry to Polar Parameters - locating polar parameter, polar stretch action in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 26, 2011

Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD - When and Why? - defining block, inserting dynamic blocks, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 11, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 6 - Stretch Action - stretching table using linear parameter in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 6, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 7 - Linear Parameters Cont'd - linear parameter properties: property labels, value set, miscellaneous, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 7, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 5 - Creating a Dynamic Block with a Simple Example - moving objects within blocks in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 5, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 4 - Parameters and Actions - functions, types of parameter, action in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 4, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 3 - Using the Block Editor - creating dynamic blocks, editing existing block in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 30, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 2 - Action and Constraint Parameters - flipping hinge point of door using action parameters; constraining top edge of trapezium in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 29, 2011

Dynamic Blocks, Pt 1 - Introduction - definition, steps before creating dynamic block in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 28, 2011

Enable Block Attribute Dialog During Insertion - setting ATTDIA system variable to 1 in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 8, 2011

Insert Block Without Being Asked to Input Value - activate preset mode, working with multiple attributes in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 2011

Rename Blocks - RENAME command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 30, 2011

How to Create AutoCAD Hatches That Use Curved Shapes - CLIP command for clipping blocks, Paul Munford, Between the Lines, Apr 29, 2011

Adjusting Block Scales in AutoCAD - inserting block with units in inches into drawing with units in centimeters, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 29, 2011

What’s New In AutoCAD: Block, References - block editor changes editing techniques, parametric capabilities as drawing tool, using data extraction to create schedule in drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 21, 2011

Quick and Dirty Tip: Resolving AutoCAD XREF Path - AutoCAD option, adding folder's path to support file search path, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 28, 2010

How to Hide Some Parts of Blocks  - using wipeout in AutoCAD, CLIP/XCLIP, choosing block to clip, new boundary, inverting/modifying, XCLIPFRAME variable, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 20, 2010

How to Keep Attributes at Dynamic Block Center - creating attribute using ATTDEF in AutoCAD, stretching to both directions, moving actions, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 6, 2010

Using Multiple Hyperlinks with Block Attributes - creating attributes using ATTDEF, inserting block, modifying attributes, EATTEDIT/ATTEDIT, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 29, 2010

Hip Tip: Inserting Blocks as Exploded - Explode option, INSERT command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 15, 2010

Creating Block Libraries Using AutoCAD Design Center - controlling drawing properties, layers, line types, create tool palette, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 2, 2010

Blocks 16 - Scale Units in Blocks - entering BLOCK to open block defining window, redefining block by selecting name of block to be edited, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 31, 2010

Blocks 15 - Changing the Scales of Blocks - scale common to all 3 axis specified, different scale for individual axis, profile drawings, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 26, 2010

Blocks 14 - Editing Blocks In-Place. Using the Reference Editor - using REFEDIT, REFCLOSE, BEDIT, BLOCK commands, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 25, 2010

Blocks 13 - Using ATTRIBUTEs - making block from circle, writing area in middle as attribute, FIELD command, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 25, 2010

Blocks 12 - Counting the Blocks - ATTEXT, EATTEXT, DATAEXTRACTION, creating DXE file, specifying data source, fine tuning data, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 23, 2010

Blocks 11 - Defining Block Attributes - used for specific purposes, ATTDEF, text settings, BATTMAN, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 19, 2010

Blocks 10 - Introduction to ATTRIBUTES - using single block for several purposes, EATTEXT, ATTEXT commands, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 18, 2010

Blocks 9 - Using Blocks With the TOOLPALETTE - placing blocks in empty palettes, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 17, 2010

Blocks 7 - Some Useful Tips You Should Know About Blocks - placing blocks through command line, block insertion command INSERT, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 10, 2010

Blocks 6 - Using Block Libraries - using INSERT command, ADCENTER, using drawings with block definitions, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 11, 2010

Blocks 5 - Building Block Library - using WBLOCK command, saving block to disk, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 11, 2010

Blocks 4 - Scales and Units in Blocks - using UNITS command, insertion scale, 1 drawing unit is 1 unit length, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 8, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3)

Blocks 3 - Inserting Blocks - running INSERT, insertion point, scale, MOVE, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 5, 2010 (also see Pt 1Pt 2)

Blocks 2 - Block Definition and Names - including dimensions in block names, BLOCK command, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 3, 2010

Blocks 1 - Introduction - defining AutoCAD blocks, reference, group collaboration, disadvantages of blocks, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 3, 2010

Changing the Layer of an Entity in an AutoCAD Block Using .NET - selecting/highlighting nested entities, CNL command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jun 4, 2010

Counting Blocks with EATTEXT Command - use of the commands EATTEXT in versions 2004-2007 and DATAEXTRACTION in version 2008, useful for drawers dealing with blocks, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 5, 2010

The Power of Constraints Within Dynamic Blocks - Revealed! exclusive - using constraints in AutoCAD dynamic blocks, comparing strengths of dynamic blocks with constraints to dynamic blocks without constraints, identifying under-constrained geometry in dynamic blocks, John Beltran, Autodesk University 2009

The Dos and Don'ts of Dynamic Blocks - Revealed exclusive - understanding dynamic blocks, adding parameter, actions to block geometry in AutoCAD, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2009

Dynamic Blocks - Creating a Break Mark Dynamic Block - Mike, YouTube, Jan 7, 2010

Dynamic Block Trick: Alignment - using alignment parameter to align block parallel to wire in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 27, 2010

Working with Blocks: The BASE Command, the Basepoint Option, and the Basepoint Parameter - creating basepoint parameter in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Jan 10, 2010

Dynamic Block Action vs Dynamic Block Parameters - controlling profile sizes using dynamic block parameters in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 30, 2009

Using Lookup Table in Dynamic Block - place lookup parameter, action, defining door sizes in lookup table in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 11, 2009

Using Parametric Features in Dynamic Block - creating column with dynamic block in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 3, 2009

Creating Unique Blocks in AutoCAD - Pt 4 - invoking property palette when using insert, extracting block properties, CADVIDS, Nov 11, 2009

Problems and Pitfalls - Pt 5 - 5 common errors creating dynamic blocks in AutoCAD include shifty basepoints, hiding unwanted, unused grips, effective use of chaining actions, CADVIDS, Nov 11, 2009

Dynamic Block Automation in AutoCAD - Pt 6 - using block properties as fields, CADVIDS, Nov 11, 2009

Unleashing the Power of Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD - Pt 1 - working with parameters, actions, creating dynamic blocks, troubleshooting, CADVIDS, Nov 11, 2009

Working with Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD - Pt 2 - inserting dynamic blocks into drawing, using parameter control grip to edit block, CADVIDS, Nov 11, 2009

Creating Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD - Pt 3 - creating blocks with block editor, CADVIDS, Nov 11, 2009

Create a Rectangle with an Adjustable Corner, Pt 2: Using a Dynamic Block - AutoCAD tutorial, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Nov 2, 2009

Dynamic Block Tutorial #5: Controlling Visibility - enabling visibility states, creating visibility state in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 3, 2009

AutoCAD: List of Dynamic Block Objects - objects used in dynamic blocks, CAD Addict, Oct 20, 2009

Replacing a Block in Drawing with Another - using -INSERT command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 1, 2009

Blocks I - defining block inside AutoCAD drawing, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 28, 2009

Blocks II - Preparing Symbol Libraries with WBLOCK Command - exporting object, entire drawing or  block as external block in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 29, 2009

Blocks III - Defining Attributes -  inserting area pattern block in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 29, 2009

Automatic Insertion Angle in Dynamic Blocks - creating dynamic block that determines angle of line in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 24, 2009

Inserting Multiple Blocks by Using MINSERT Command - AutoCAD tip, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 25, 2009

Parametric Blocks - AutoCAD blocks changing dimensions depending on parameters, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 15, 2009

Dynamic Block Tutorial #4: Adding More Actions - adding flip actions, alignment parameter, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 31, 2009

Dynamic Block Tutorial #3: Creating Door - using wipeout to host door to wall, learn about action properties in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 27, 2009

Blockbusters: Unleashing the Power of Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD - Revealed - parameters, actions on new blocks, creating blocks with block editor, fields, LISP to automate dynamic block settings, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2008

Dynamic Block Tutorial #2: Creating Column - creating block with several column size limited to column minimum, maximum size in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 26, 2009

Dynamic Block Tutorial #1: Creating Wall - creating block from wall geometry, activating stretch action in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 20, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Exploding Blocks with Attributes - using BURST command to explode block into individual objects, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 13, 2009

The Dos and Don'ts of Dynamic Blocks - Revealed - improving productivity with grip, action features of dynamic blocks, managing, storing, retrieving dynamic blocks from tool palettes, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2008

Adding Attributes to Dynamic Blocks - Don't Forget ATTSYNC - defining attribute tool in AutoCAD, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Aug 10, 2009

Adjusting Block Scales in AutoCAD - Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jul 22, 2009

Parametric Blocks - changing AutoCAD blocks dimensions with parameters, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jul 20, 2009

AutoCAD Weekly Block #08: Cobblestone Pattern - using SUPERHATCH command to hatch area, CAD Addict, Jun 22, 2009

AutoCAD Weekly Block #07: Dynamic Escalator - Side Elevation - defining linear parameter to describe floor to floor height, CAD Addict, Jun 11, 2009

AutoCAD Weekly Block #5: Dynamic Door - using flip parameter to flip 80 cm door, CAD Addict, May 6, 2009

Free Utility for AutoCAD: A VBA Macro That Counts Blocks - macro counts, groups blocks depending on layers, Suphi Tunali, Daily AutoCAD, May 6, 2009

Chain Actions in Dynamic Blocks - making movable circle inside rectangle in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 4, 2009

AutoCAD: Weekly Block #03 - Multipurpose Sports Court - learning about visibility states for dynamic blocks, CAD Addict, Apr 22, 2009

AutoCAD Weekly Block #02: Dynamic Dining Table - setting standard sizes for dynamic blocks, modifying dining table block, CAD Addict, Apr 13, 2009

AutoCAD Weekly Block #01: Dynamic Wardrobe - creating dynamic block, CAD Addict, Apr 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Dynamic Block Enhancements - BTESTBLOCK, BTABLE, BCONSTRUCTION commands, geometric constraints added, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 19, 2009

Building a Smarter Rectangle in AutoCAD - using linear parameter tool, ARCHIdigm, Jan 2009

AutoCAD: Explode Unexplodable Blocks - option in block definition dialog box to explode block, CAD Addict, Mar 12, 2009

Round Up Those Wild XREFs by Using The eTransmit Command - AutoCAD method to send drawing file containing attached XREF's, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Feb 1, 2009

AutoCAD Tutorial: Extract Attributes - opening attributes database in MS Excel, inserting as a table in drawing, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Feb 19, 2009

Reverse Search for XREFs - video shows using AutoCAD features for finding a specific file attached to drawing files, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2009

Blockbusters: Unleashing the Power of Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD-Revealed - video, 20 examples of how Dynamic Blocks can be assembled to enhance and automate design processes, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2008,

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Reverse Searching for XREFs - underused Design Center can determine where drawing is referenced, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 30, 2009

Search for XREFs - using AutoCAD design center to search drives, folders for drawings containing file names, Mick Noble, Cadalyst, Jan 25, 2009

Hiding XREF Layers - change layer lists display in AutoCAD, Andria Lynch, Cadalyst, Jan 4, 2009

XREF Path: Absolute vs. Relative - differences, various methods using AutoCAD, Steve Rodgers, Cadalyst, Jan 4, 2009

Creating & Using Blocks with Multiple Insertion Points - dynamic blocks in AutoCAD support multiple insertion points, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Jan 5, 2009

Customize Your Tool Palette: Blocks - video shows steps to add favorite blocks to AutoCAD tool palette to increase productivity, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 9, 2008

Masking AutoCAD and ACA Content - using AEC polygon tool, Steve Bennett, US CAD, Aug 28, 2008

Dynamically Aligning Your Blocks - using alignment parameter to align block to linear entity in AutoCAD drawing, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Aug 6, 2008

Multileaders with Blocks - create, callout as block, extract data, make drawing much easier to read, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, June 2, 2008

Block Attribute Position - 'lock position' property in AutoCAD locks attribute position by default, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 29, 2008

Automatic Insertion Angle in Dynamic Blocks - assigning alignment parameter to AutoCAD block, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 4, 2008

Write Blocks to Save Them as Separate Files - using WBLOCK command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Feb 28, 2008

Blocks IV - Count Your Blocks With EATTEXT Command - exploring detailed properties of blocks in AutoCAD drawing, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 17, 2008

Tell Me All You Know and Even More: Advanced Attribute Extraction, Part 2 - using data extraction wizard in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

Blocks II - Preparing Symbol Libraries With WBLOCK Command - Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 15, 2008

Blocks III - Defining Attributes - drawing area pattern and defining attributes in AutoCAD, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 16, 2008

Blocks I - defining block in AutoCAD drawing, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 14, 2008

Using Multiple Insertion Points in Dynamic Blocks - Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 11, 2008

Get to Know Dynamic Block Grips - grip types and their functions in AutoCAD 2006, AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Jan 9, 2008

Tell Me All You Know: Attribute Extraction, Part 1 - extracting attribute data from AutoCAD drawing, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

Designing With the Golden Rectangle in AutoCAD - using RECTANGLE and POLYGON commands to create golden rectangle, then create dynamic block for it, Scott Onstott, AECbytes, Dec 13, 2007

Scaling Blocks in AutoCAD - setting block units in block definition window, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 13, 2007

Playing Dynamically with Blocks, Part 3  - basics of AutoCAD's Rotate command parameter, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2007

Playing Dynamically with Blocks, Part 2 - using Block Editor to specify insertion point and adjust distances in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2007

Replacing a Block in Drawing with Another - using "-insert" command in AutoCAD command line, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 15, 2007

Playing Dynamically with Blocks - exploring dynamic blocks feature in AutoCAD 2006, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

Parametric Blocks - learning about the blocks changing dimensions depending on parameters in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 5, 2007

Create a Dynamic Block of a Door - using architectural units and BLOCK command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, May 16, 2007

Printing with Title Block and Template - inserting the block, the letterhead and titleblock in AutoCAD drawing, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 24, 2007

Scaling Blocks in AutoCAD - AutoCAD changes units to scale inserted content, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 19, 2007

Replacing a Block in Drawing with Another - replacing rectangle blocks with circle block definitions in AutoCAD drawing, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 10, 2007

Dynamic Blocks and LOOKUP Parameter - rotating a chair block by 4 main angles in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 5, 2007

Automatic Insertion Angle in Dynamic Blocks - using dynamic block editor to make and insert dynamic block aligned to line in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 4, 2007

Dynamic Blocks 2 - adding LINEAR parameter with STRETCH options to a rectangle in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 2, 2007

Dynamic Blocks 3 - drawing a simple bolt using ARRAY action and creating a door using FLIP parameter in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 3, 2007

Dynamic Blocks 1 - using dynamic blocks in AutoCAD to edit a computer table, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, March 30, 2007

Align a Block to Other Objects (2006 and Later) - creating alignment parameter in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, March 24, 2007

Detail Bubble Dynamic Block - creating a dynamic block of a detail or section bubble, Daryl Gregoire, Learn AutoCAD, January 23, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Creating Blocks with Multiple Insertion Points - adding custom grips using Point Parameter, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 5, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Multiple Insertion Points Part II - using BCYCLEORDER command to control the order of the cycling, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 6, 2007

Good Question: Dynamic Block Tool Tips - turn on Dimension Input to display the dimensional values at the cursor in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 5, 2007

Substitute One Block for Another - set the base point of the new block and then replace in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, February 4, 2007

Dynamic Block Tip: Cycle Order - using BCYCLEORDER command to control the cycle order of dynamic block grips in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, January 30, 2007

Flip Objects with Dynamic Blocks - creating dynamic blocks for doors in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, January 28, 2007

Dynamic Blocks - Visibility States and Arrays - creating a dynamic block for insulation in AutoCAD, ARCHIdigm, January 2007

Organization of Layers Inside the Blocks - creating a TABLE block in AutoCAD and arranging the layers, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 10, 2007

Blocks I - defining a block inside the drawing and modifying it, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, January 9, 2007

Dynamic Cycling! - creating valid insertion points for a dynamic block in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, December 11, 2006

How to Set Your Block Automatically Insert at Your Dimscale? - using tool palettes to insert blocks in AutoCAD, Ricky, 3D CAD Resources.com, November 16, 2006

Scaling the Highest Block - understanding scale factors when inserting blocks and Xrefs using block definitions in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, November 7, 2006

Three Ways to Explode - using EXPLODE, XPLODE and BURST commands in AutoCAD to explode a block with desired results, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, November 14, 2006

Multi Leaders - adding multiple leaders to annotation or block in AutoCAD, Alex Borodulin, NYacad, Inc., November 2, 2006

Tracing Our Origins, Part 3 - snapping to the "text only" block in AutoCAD when lines and attribute blocks are present, Chris Lindner, AUGI, September 2006 (requires free registration)

Dynamic Blocks, Part 2: Stretching and Arraying - creating a dynamic block using a single array parameter in AutoCAD, Eric Wing, AUGI, September 2006 (requires free registration)

TIPniques: Tracing Our Origins, Part 2 - learning about base point in AutoCAD dynamic blocks, Chris Lindner, AUGI, August 2006 (requires free registration)

Dynamic Blocks, Part 1: Visibility Parameters - create a dynamic block with visibility parameters in AutoCAD, Eric Wing, AUGI, August 2006 (requires free registration)

Dynamic Detour! - learning about using visibility parameter in callout block in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, March 9, 2006

Hatch Patterns in Your Dynamic Blocks Got You Down? - 2D SOLID command in AutoCAD helps to shape and shade the blocks using solid filled hatch pattern, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, February 10, 2005

Create Custom Parameter Sets in Authoring Palette - parameter sets for dynamic blocks in AutoCAD, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, January 5, 2006

Attribute Setup - setting attributes in a dynamic block with visibility states in AutoCAD, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, December 8, 2005

Multiple Insertion Points for a Block - INSERT command helps you to insert your block anywhere in the drawing in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 20, 2005

Convert Block to Layer 0 - the code 'MAKE0' sets the dynamic block layer to 0 in AutoCAD so that it can not be exploded, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, November 18, 2005

ACAD 2006 Dynamic Blocks, Lesson 5: Visibility Parameters - Linear Parameter - Scale Action - multimedia tutorial to create common parameters with different visibility states, Daryl Gregoire, DG CAD, October 29, 2005, 60MB download

Hyperlinking in AutoCAD - improve your block's functionality by attaching instructions to it with a hyperlink, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, November 15, 2005

ACAD 2006 Dynamic Blocks, Lesson 3: Point Parameter - Stretch - Rotate - Flip - a multimedia tutorial to associate point parameters with stretch, rotate and flip commands, Daryl Gregoire, DG CAD, October 29, 2005, 10MB download

ACAD 2006 Dynamic Blocks, Lesson 4: Lists - Lookup Parameters - Lookup Actions - Rotate - a multimedia tutorial to coordinate lookup actions and parameters with 'Rotate' action and creating a list of potential rotation angle, Daryl Gregoire, DG CAD, October 29, 2005, 10MB download

AutoCAD 2006 Dynamic Block - Lesson 1: Overview - a multimedia tutorial to understand the behavior of dynamic blocks, Daryl Gregoire, DG CAD, October 29, 2005, 10MB download

AutoCAD 2006 Dynamic Block - Lesson 2: Stretch - Array - Align - Flip - a multimedia tutorial to use parameters like Stretch, Array, Align, and Flip in dynamic blocks, Daryl Gregoire, DG CAD, October 29, 2005, 10MB download

Attributes Problem Part 2 - AutoCAD ATTSYNC command updates a selected block with the current attributes, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, November 2, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Exploding Blocks - Not on My Watch! - the enhanced BLOCK (bmake) command allows control of the use of blocks, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, October 21, 2005

Dynamic Blocks for Cabinet Layouts in AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop 2006 - tutorial to make layout for kitchen cabinet, ARCHIdigm, September 2005

GATTE (Global Attribute Edit) - this AutoCAD express tool changes values for all insertions of a specific block, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, October 3, 2005

Duplicate Attribute Entries in Dynamic Blocks - create a lookup table inside dynamic block in AutoCAD and fill attribute entries, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, September 30, 2005

Multiple Insertion Points for a Block - a new option 'Basepoint' lets you select an insertion point for the block in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 22, 2005

Extract Those Attributes! - extracting attributes in AutoCAD by creating linked table for blocks which gets updated automatically, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 15, 2005

Tips & Tricks for Knock-Out Blocks - Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD 2006 creates reusable design blocks that are easy to manipulate and replace, Mark Fritts of Autodesk Platform, AUGI, September 2005 (may require free registration)

Cannot Explode Block? - check the 'Allow Exploding' box to allow block exploding in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, September 9, 2005

Add Intelligence to Your Blocks with Attributes - a beginners course in adding attributes in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst Management, August 15, 2005

TIPniques: Xrefs, Part 3 - control Xrefs with layering techniques and clipping, Chris Lindner, AUGI, August 2005 (may require free registration)

Dynamic Block Parameter Alert Icon - the alert icon will help you debug dynamic blocks, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, August 15, 2005

How to Hide Dynamic Block Grips? - setting "Number of Grips" to one allows the block stretch in only one direction, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, August 9, 2005

Increase Efficiency by Decreasing Block Headaches - dynamic blocks videos with audio are helpful to make you efficient in using dynamic blocks, Autodesk, August 5, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 for CAD Managers, Part 5 - dynamic block attributes, creating dynamic block libraries, Robert Green, Cadalyst Management, July 28, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 for CAD Managers, Part 4 - introduction to AutoCAD 2006 dynamic blocks, Robert Green, Cadalyst Management, July 14, 2005

TIPniques: Xref, Part 2 - handling nested xrefs with two reference types - attach and overlay, Chris Lindner, AUGI, July 2005 (may require free registration)

Dynamic Block Standards - 1  - a few tips to keep things organized as you begin working with dynamic blocks, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, July 2005

Dynamic Block Standards - 2 - while creating dynamic blocks pay attention to file naming and file location, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, July 2005

Chain Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD 2006 - use chaining feature when more than one parameter is required, learn basic principles of chaining, Ellen Finklestein, Ellen Finklestein.com, July 2005

Dynamic Block Tooltips - use DONUT command at dynamic block grips to avoid confusion about dynamic block properties, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, June 27, 2005

TIPniques: XREF - five ways to reference a drawing file, the XREF's name doesn’t have to be the same as the file name, Chris Lindner, AUGI, June 2005 (may require free registration)

Sidebars for Xrefs, Palette Dimensions, and More - the Xref Manager dialog box shows features like Xopen and the Tree View that help to open and/or identify Xref files, instructions to modify tool palette flyout items view, michael’s corner, June 8, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 White Papers - Networking, Migration, and Dynamic Blocks - links to articles on planning a network installation, installing the network license manager, creating deployments, benefits of network licensing, network licensing Q&A, customizing the AutoCAD 2006 interface, dynamic blocks overview and quick start tutorial, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 3, 2005

AutoCAD: A Top Secret Command for Editing Your Blocks - tutorial on redefining an existing block, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 1, 2004

Take the Express Way! - AutoCAD tutorial reviews the Express Tools for layers and blocks, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, March 12, 2004

Using Fields in Titleblocks - AutoCAD 2005 tutorial explains how to set your titleblock to use fields, Elise Moss, CADzette, April 30, 2004 (pdf)

Basic AutoCAD - Blocks - how to create, edit and redefine blocks in AutoCAD to make your drawings load quicker, and a lot easier to amend and edit, Autocad Central, August 8, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Customization Tutorial: Handling Blocks in Tool Palettes - how to deal with problems resulting from changes in file locations, Alireza Parsai, CADdigest.com, May 27, 2003

Building Systems - Create a Custom MVPart from an AutoCAD Block - streaming video explains how to create a custom MVPart from an AutoCAD block using the content builder in Bldg Sys. Release 3, Avatech Solutions, March 10, 2003

AutoCAD - Attribute Extraction and Reporting - streaming video tip demonstrates how to generate a report of specified attributes within specified blocks and then send the report to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, Avatech Solutions, January 9, 2003

Creating Your Own Library Symbols - tips on creating customized symbols using the Block Definition dialog box, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, November 2002

Using Blocks with Design Center and the Today Page - AutoCAD streaming video tips on managing blocks, CAD-1, July/August 2002

In-Place Editing of Blocks and Xrefs - this AutoCAD tutorial examines how to use the REFEDIT command to edit blocks and xrefs without leaving the host drawing, Ellen Finkelstein, Autodesk.com, August 2002

A Top Secret Command for Editing Your Blocks - AutoCAD tutorial, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, March 2002

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