AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

Distinguished Contributor
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎09-07-2006
Message 1 of 2 (348 Views)

Zoom to a block

348 Views, 1 Replies
08-31-2011 11:27 AM

I have a large drawing that serves as a database for storing bits and pieces of geo-referenced data as blocks. When the drawing gets large enough or cluttered enough, it becomes difficult to determine where additional blocks land when inserted. I am wondering if there is a way to zoom to a selected block? Like Civil 3D objects, it would be nice if one could pick a block from a list, right click and select 'zoom to'. Anyone know of a way to accomplish this?


Thank you.

Posts: 1,283
Registered: ‎09-03-2010
Message 2 of 2 (332 Views)

Re: Zoom to a block

08-31-2011 01:35 PM in reply to: demus72

There may be better/faster ways but this will work


QSELECT > Block Reference > Name > Type yourblockname or select it from the list > Press <enter>.  Without deselecting what QSELECT found,  ZOOM > Object



Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.