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CADD-1 Lesson 10

Blocks, Wblocks, Symbol Libraries, and Desktop Publishing

Term-CommandDefinition
BLOCK Command Stores selected objects as a single entity in the current drawing only.
WBLOCK command Writes selected entities to a disk file for use on any drawing.
Entity Smallest predefined element in a drawing.
EXPLODE command Shatters objects into it's individual entities.
INSERT command Allows you to place a previously created Block or WBlock into a drawing.
Symbol Library Files or folders that contain a collection of blocks that can be inserted into drawings.
Design Center Allows the operator to drag & drop blocks from a library directly into a drawing.
0 Layer If blocks are created in this layer, they will adopt the properties of the current layer when inserted.
Purge command Removes unused layers, linetypes, blocks, etc. Reduces file size and makes it more manageable.
Portrait Vertical orientation of a page.
Landscape Horizontal orientation of a page.
Copy & Paste Windows feature that allows you to copy an image in AutoCAD and paste it into a publishing document.
Templates Ensures consistency and professionalism on drawings and documents within a company.
Block Editor a special authoring area for creating block definitions and adding dynamic behavior.
Dynamic Block reference can easily be changed in a drawing while you work.
Line Graph Used to make comparisons between data typically using two axes with plotted data in relation to those axes.
Bar Graph uses one or more rectangular bars to represent and compare data. (Two types, Horizontal and Vertical)
Pie Chart a segmented circle showing an entire unit divided into comparable parts commonly shown as percentages.
Area The number of square units to to cover an enclosed 2 dimensional shape.
Perimeter The distance around the outside of a 2 dimensional shape.
Distance command Calculates the distance between 2 points.
List command Accesses the drawing database to provide information such as area, circumference, and X-Y coordinates.
Point command Allows you to insert a specified point style at a desired location.
DDPTYPE command Controls the appearance of points.
Mass Properties Calculates the Mass and the Volume of a 3D Solid Model.
Attributes Consists of text information stored within Blocks such as size, cost, part#, etc.
DIVIDE Allows you to separate an object into equal parts.
RENAME Allows you to change the name of an existing block
QUICKCALC Allows you to perform a full range of mathematical calculations.
Created by: tmurphy