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Make Block

You can make a block from any single or combination of multiple sketch entities. Saving each block individually, provides extensive design flexibility.


To make blocks:

  1. Create a sketch.

  1. Click Make Block (Block toolbar) or Tools, Block, Make.

Block tools are also available if you right-click Block in the FeatureManager design tree.

  1. Select the sketch entities you want to make as a block for Block Entities.

  1. Click .

  2. Repeat steps 2-4 for each of the remaining sketch entities.

To apply color to each block, right-click the Block in the FeatureManager design tree, and select Appearance, Color. If you save the block, the color is saved as part of the .sldblk file.

  1. With the sketch in edit mode, add the necessary relations.

  2. Save the part.

When you make a block you can specify an Insertion Point that you use when you insert the block.

Nested Blocks

Nested blocks are blocks within blocks that include the same capabilities as regular blocks. You can create nested blocks while editing an existing block and:

  • Sketching new entities

  • Selecting existing entities

To make nested blocks:

  1. Right-click a Block in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Block.

  1. Sketch or select entities you want to add as nested blocks to the Block you are editing.

  1. Add any required relations.

  2. Click Make Block (Block toolbar) or Tools, Blocks, Make to list the sketch entities in the PropertyManager under Block Entities.

  3. Click , then Rebuild , and note the nested blocks in the FeatureManager design tree.

Save Block

To save blocks:

Select the block and click Save Block (Block toolbar) or Tools, Block, Save.

Other block functions:

Block PropertyManager

Edit Block

Insert Block

Add/Remove Blocks

Rebuild Block

Explode Block

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