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onaso
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Message 1 of 3 (1,347 Views)

Importing Block Libraries in a New Drawing :-)

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07-11-2002 11:18 PM
How can I start/or import My block library into any of the drawings that I work on. Since right now the best way that I know how to do it is simply by dragging those blocks into the new/existing drawing that I work on. Initially it wasnt that big of a deal, but I quickly realized the blessing of blocks and the number of blocks that I'm making is rising exponentially, and Its rediculously tedious to do that for every drawing. Not only that the AutoCAD Design center doesnt allow you to insert multiple blocks in at one time. Does anyone know how to drag all those blocks into a drawing with "one" clean Sweep???
Thanks a Bunch.
*Support, Autodesk
Message 2 of 3 (1,347 Views)

Re: Importing Block Libraries in a New Drawing :-)

07-12-2002 03:50 AM in reply to: onaso
Onaso:

I don't know a way to drag them all in at once, but here's an idea to
experiment with to pretty much accomplish the same end.

Presuming you've created a single library drawing of all the blocks that
you might need, you could experiment by deleting all of the objects in
that library drawing (leaving a "blank" drawing containing the block
definitions & icons) then Inserting that "blank" library drawing into
other drawings as a block & Exploding it. That will get all the block
definitions into the new drawing at once, but its also going to bring
with it other possibly unintended things like dimension styles, layers,
layouts, linetypes, textstyles, & Xrefs that could potentially create
other issues for you if you're not careful when you create the blocks &
library. Try to keep your library file as simple & streamlined as
possible to avoid really complicating other drawings. (For practical
reasons, always keep a backup copy of your original library file when
you experiment in case you need to start over!)


onaso wrote:
>
> "How can I start/or import My block library into any of the drawings
> that I work on. ... Does anyone know how to drag all those blocks
> into a drawing with "one" clean Sweep???
> Thanks a Bunch."

--
Jeff W. Heaton
Autodesk Product Support, Platform Technology Group
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*Saadallah, Dean
Message 3 of 3 (1,347 Views)

Re: Importing Block Libraries in a New Drawing :-)

07-12-2002 05:42 AM in reply to: onaso
May I ask why you want your entire symbols library in every DWG file, when
you can simply add them using any number of commands and options just as
easily?

As long as the blocks are in a folder that AutoCAD has access to in
OPTIONS>Folders, INSERT will pick it up and insert it into your drawing.

You can also drag/drop blocks into your file with ADCENTER. You can also
drag/drop blocks from Windows Explorer too.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://www.pendean.com
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http://www.pendean.com/lt/links.htm
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"onaso" wrote in message news:f0f57ad.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> How can I start/or import My block library into any of the drawings that I
work on. Since right now the best way that I know how to do it is simply by
dragging those blocks into the new/existing drawing that I work on.
Initially it wasnt that big of a deal, but I quickly realized the blessing
of blocks and the number of blocks that I'm making is rising exponentially,
and Its rediculously tedious to do that for every drawing. Not only that the
AutoCAD Design center doesnt allow you to insert multiple blocks in at one
time. Does anyone know how to drag all those blocks into a drawing with
"one" clean Sweep???
> Thanks a Bunch.
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