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Can you create AutoCAD block without starting any command?

A - answer This trick for quick making a block is based on a context menu while moving.

Let's have a sample - e.g. a clock face drawn as a circle, lines and text. Select all these entities for grip-editing (individually or by window). Press and hold the right mouse button on a specific point - e.g. the clock face center - and while still holding the button, drag the entities a little. Release the mouse button. This will display the context menu with the option "Insert as block". This option creates a copy of the selected entities in a form of a blok (its name is generated automatically).

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17.8.2011    3748×  
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See also:
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 11198:Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10663:Automatic warning on DWG open.
Tip 9711:3DConstruct - converting a 3D mesh to a frame construct


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