Hide Table of Contents

Make Block

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

Blocks

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



Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Make Block
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.