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3 ways to modify block definition

Block is very useful as reusable contents. And when you need to create similar objects in your drawing. One of the most popular benefits is when you need to modify all instances; you only need to modify one. All other instance will be automatically updated. We will see 3 methods that you can use to modify your block definition.

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How to cycle commands

As a new or experience CAD user, you might found that GstarCAD has a lot of commands. Not to mention changing the system variables. Some (well, many…) of them have to be activated from command line.

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Dynamic Door Sample

-Previously we have created a dynamic Wall and Column that can be stretched perfectly.

-Now what we want to achieve is a dynamic door with different sizes to choose.

-We can design a door like this according to wall thickness.

-Immediately we draw a rectangle as shown.

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Dynamic Column Sample

-Previously we have created a dynamic wall that can be stretched both ends.

-Now what we want to achieve is a dynamic column with different sizes.

-We can draw a column similar like this with concrete as hatch pattern.

-If we execute “Wipeout” command and set its frame visibility “Off”

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Dynamic Wall Sample

-Today we will learn how to create a dynamic wall with adjustable length.

-First, open the “Layer Properties” dialog box.

-Then create 3 layers as shown.

-Draw the wall according to the dimensions and layers shown.

-We need to add a brick pattern to the wall with “Hatch” command.

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Array Action

-We already created a dynamic block with Value List.

-What about if we add more chairs to the table through Array Action.

-Select the block, do right -click mouse and select the “Block Editor” option from the menu.

-Today let’s perform “Array Action” from linear parameter.

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Value List

-We already created a dynamic block with visibility states.

-What about if we define different lengths of the table through value list.

-Select the block do right-click mouse and select the “Block Editor” option from the menu.

-Today let’s perform “Value List” from linear parameter.

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Visibility States

-We already created a dynamic block with Linear parameter and stretch action.

-What about if we show and hide the chairs of our dynamic block.

-Select the block, do right -click mouse and select the “Block Editor” option from the menu.

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