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Monday, July 31, 2017

Redefine a Block Insertion

Ever put some blocks in a drawing, either from a tool palette or DesignCenter, only to discover later that the source file has been changed? Fortunately, the two tools that made inserting the block easy in the first place can also help you redefine it.

All you need to do is navigate to the source file in DesignCenter or find the block on the tool palette, and right-click on the block.

In DesignCenter, your options are insert, insert redefine, or redefine.


On a tool palette, you just have “redefine.”


Note that any “redefine” option is only available if the block already exists in that drawing. If it doesn’t, the redefine options will be grayed out.

By the way, I found the inspiration for this tip while browsing the latest edition of Please Login or Register to see the link. over at Please Login or Register to see the link. — both excellent resources for all things AutoCAD.

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