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Making 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 FM_block_sketch.gif in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit Block.

    block_claw_mechanism_nested_01.gif

  2. Sketch or select entities you want to add as nested blocks to the block you are editing.

    block_claw_mechanism_nested_02.gif

  3. Add any required relations.
  4. Click Make Block Tool_Make_Block_Block.gif (Blocks toolbar) or Tools > Blocks > Make to list the sketch entities in the PropertyManager under Block Entities.
  5. Click PM_OK.gif, then Rebuild tool_Rebuild_Standard.gif, and note the nested blocks in the FeatureManager design tree.

    blocks_nested_blocks_FM.gif



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