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How to create a block with multiple insertion points?

A - answer Using AutoCAD dynamic blocks you can easily create a block with multiple, alternative insertion points (reference points). And you can switch between these points when inserting such block.

In the dynamic block editor (BEDIT), create a "Point" parameter in the requested locations and connect it with the action "Move" (you will move all block objects - select all).

Save the enhanced block (will become dynamic).

Then when you insert this block, just press the Ctrl key to sequentially cycle through all defined block reference points:

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14.8.2017    898×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11497:Automatic grouping of drawing objects.
Tip 9212:Export coordinates of intersection points.
Tip 8281:String concatenation in AutoCAD fields and block attributes.
Tip 7491:How to add a label with point coordinates (XY)?
Tip 7465:How to import XYZ coordinates as DWG points with elevation labels?


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