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 all [Equal solids/existing Block definitions/sYnchronize/Settings/selection options (?)] <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 all equal solids
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 all existing block definitions||
Searches the drawing (or the selection) for 2D geometry matching existing block definitions.
Purges duplicate block definitions.
Prompts you: Purge duplicate block "<BlockName>"? [Yes/No/yes to All] <No>:
Opens the Settings dialog on the Blockify settings (see below under Settings).
* Available only if DEFAULTINSPOINT=0
** Available only if SEARCHSPACE=0
*** Available only if DEFAULTBLOCKNAME=0
Controls whether you are prompted to select the part of the drawing to be searched.
Controls whether you are prompted to define the block insertion point.
Controls whether you are prompted to specify the block name.
Controls whether patterns are replaced by arrays.
|ARRAYFROMBLOCK||Array base element||
Controls whether the base element of the array is a block or the source entities.
-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