Subject: Editing blocks using the Block Editor



You can redefine all instances of a block within the current drawing. To redefine a block that was created in the current drawing, you create a new block using the same name. You can update all the blocks in the current drawing by redefining the block. If the block was inserted from a separate drawing file that was subsequently updated, reinsert that block to update all other instances in the current drawing.    

To redefine a block in the current drawing

Advanced experience level    

   1   Do one of the following to choose Block Editor ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Block Editor (in Block Definition) or choose Insert > Block Editor (in Block Definition).

   Type bedit and then press Enter.

Use a shortcut.
Double-click a block to open it in the Block Editor. Note that the
BLOCKEDITLOCK system variable controls the double-click action for blocks: if set to 0, the Block Editor opens; if set to 1, the Properties pane opens.

   2   In the Edit Block Definition dialog box, select the block you want to edit.    

   3   Click OK.

   4   In the drawing area, make changes to the block.

   5   Do one of the following to choose Save Block :

   On the ribbon, choose Block Editor > Save Block.

   On the floating toolbar (if the ribbon is not displayed), choose Save Block.

   Type bsave and then press Enter.

You can also choose Save Block As () to save the block with a new name.

   6   Do one of the following to choose Close Block Editor ():

   On the ribbon, choose Block Editor > Close Block Editor.

   On the floating toolbar (if the ribbon is not displayed), choose Close Block Editor.

   Type bclose and then press Enter.

The program updates all instances of the block.

You can update all instances of a block inserted from a separate drawing by reinsert­ing the drawing.

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