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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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See also:
Tip 13737:Formatting leading zeros in AutoCAD fields (and automatic field update).
Tip 13615:Associative angle bisector in an AutoCAD DWG drawing.
Tip 13587:Dynamic label of 3D coordinates.
Tip 13578:Change the block attribute type from variable to constant or vice versa.
Tip 13442:How to easily count the number of certain objects in a DWG drawing in AutoCAD LT?


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