Automatically detects equally shaped solids in a model and replaces them by block references.
Searches the drawing for an identical set of entities (2D and 3D) and replaces them by block references.
Optionally replaces block patterns by arrays.
Accessing the Command
Quad Tab: Modify
Ribbon Tab | Panel: Inserts | Blocks
Select source entities or [match Equal solids/match existing Blocks/Settings/selection options (?)] <match Equal solids>: (Select entities or choose an option.)
Enities selected: XX
Select source entities or [Settings/selection options (?)]: (Select more entities or press Enter.)
Select block insertion point or [use Default point] <use Default point>: (Identify a point or press Enter to accept the default insertion point.)
Select search space or [Entire drawing/selection options (?)] <Entire drawing>: (Select the area of the drawing to be searched or press Enter to search the entire drawing.)
Specify block name or <ENTER to use default name>: (Type a name or press Enter to accept the default name.)
Duration of finding similar groups: XX sec
Number of block inserts: YY
|Select source entities||
Compose a set of entities (2D and/or 3D). BricsCAD will then search the drawing for identical sets and replace them by a newly created block definition.
Select the entities, then press Enter.
Prompts you: Select block insertion point or [use Default point] <use Default point>:
Prompts you: Select search space or [Entire drawing/selection options (?)] <Entire drawing>:
Prompts you: Specify block name or <ENTER to use default name>:
Match equal solids (1)
Searches the drawing (or the selection) for equally shaped solids and replace them by newly created block definitions. In case a solid matches an existing block definition, the replacing block reference points to that block definition.
|Match existing block definitions||
Searches the drawing (or the selection) for 2D geometry matching existing block definitions.
Opens the Settings dialog on the Blockify settings (see below under Settings).
(1) This option is not available in the Lite license level.
The BLOCKIFYMODE system variable defines the behavior of the BLOCKIFY and PARAMETRICBLOCKFY commands. Depending on the value of the system variable, some prompts or options are not available:
Select insertion point: available only if Use default clock insertion point is not checked.
Select search space: available only if Use entire drawing as search space is not checked.
Specify block name: available only if Use default block name is not checked.
|1||Use entire drawing as search space||
Controls whether you are prompted to select the part of the drawing to be searched.
|2||Use default block insertion point||
Controls whether you are prompted to define the block insertion point.
|4||Use default block name||
Controls whether you are prompted to specify the block name.
|8||Replace patterns by arrays||
Applies to the BLOCKIFY command only.
Controls whether patterns are replaced by arrays.
|16||Use block references as array base elements||
Applies to the BLOCKIFY command only.
Controls whether the base element of the array is a block or the source entities.
|32||Compare geometry only||
Controls whether entity properties are compared or not.
-Block - Groups entities into a block (symbol).
Block - Groups entities into a block (symbol) through a dialog box.
ExpBlocks - opens the Blocks section of the Drawing Explorer dialog
Overkill - Deletes duplicate entities and overlapping lines, arcs, and polylines, and unifies partly overlapping or contiguous ones; optionally moves duplicates to a dedicated layer.
Combines duplicate blocks; optionally purges duplicate block definitions.
ParametricBlockfiy - automatically replaces equally shaped sets of solids, matching a selected parametric block or a set of parametrized solids in a model, by parametric block references.