Where is Block or Block Definition in Autocad?
In ‘Drafting and Annotations’ Workspace
Click on ‘Insert’ Ribbon tab > Inside ‘Block’ panel > Click on ‘Insert’ command button
In ‘AutoCAD Classic’ Workspace
Open ‘Insert’ menu dropdown list> Click on ‘Block…’
Or you can type ‘BLOCK’ command in command line .
Use Command Alias : ‘B’ and press enter
How to create ‘Block’in AutoCAD?
Let’s suppose we have objects as shown in below in AutoCAD and we want to create block of those objects
Select both the objects with window selection
Then run Command BLOCK to open ‘Block Definition’ dialogue as below
Type name of the block .
Base point :
if you want to specify base point after dialogue box is closed then select check box ‘Specify On-Screen’ or
if you want to specify base point on screen now then uncheck this checkbox and click on ‘Pick point’ button .
If you know the co-ordinates of the base point then you can enter X,Y,Z co-ordinates inside Base point section .
Retain : This option creates block from slected entities but original entities will not be converted as block.
Convet to block : This is a default option to convert selected entities into the block.
Delete : This option will create a block from selected entities but selected entities will get delete.
You can change block units from Block unit dropdown list in this section .
You can also add hyperlink to this block by clicking on hyperlink button .
Give proper description to your block
Click ‘OK’on this ‘Block Definition’ dialogue box to end block command .