Subject: Inserting a block

You can insert into a drawing any block listed in the Block Name list in the Explorer. This includes blocks contained within any open drawing (you copy and paste the block first) and also dynamic blocks that were created using a different CAD applica­tion.

To insert a block

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Blocks ():     

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Blocks (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Blocks.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Blocks tool.

   Type expblocks and then press Enter.

   2   If you want to insert a block from another open drawing, select the drawing in the left side of the Explorer window, copy the block, and paste it in the destination drawing. (If the block is contained within the same drawing, you can skip this step.)

   3   Select the block to be inserted.

   4   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Insert tool ().

   5   In the drawing, specify the insertion point.  

If inserting a dynamic block, you can press Ctrl while left-clicking the mouse to cycle through block insertion points defined by its dynamic parameters.

   6   Specify the x, y, and z scale factor and the rotation angle, or in the prompt box, select Done.  

   7   To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

The scale can easily be changed after insertion.
To change the scale of a block after insertion, choose Express Tools > Blocks > Block Scale. You can also change the position, scale, and rotation using the Proper­ties pane.

Use a shortcut.
You can insert a block by choosing Tools > Explorer, and then double-clicking the name of the block you want to insert in the Block Name list. And, you can also insert a block from the Insert menu, see Working with other files in your drawings.

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