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Adding and Removing Sketch Entities in Blocks

You can add or remove sketch entities. When you remove sketch entities from a block, those sketch entities are promoted from the block level to the immediate next level. Add a block reverses the process.

Add/Remove Block is useful if you have a complex sketch, for instance an imported file, and you want to use selected entities from the sketch as blocks.

To add/remove a block:

  1. In the Edit Sketch mode, select a Block FM_block_sketch.gif in the FeatureManager design tree.
  2. Click Edit Block Tool_Edit_Block_Block.gif (Blocks toolbar) or Tools > Blocks > Edit.

    The circuit is a single block:
    add_remove_block_01.gif

  3. Click Add/Remove Entities Tool_Add-Remove_Block.gif (Blocks toolbar) or Tools > Blocks > Add/Remove Entities.
  4. In the PropertyManager, under Block Entities, select the entities you want to add or remove.

    The sketch entities that are marked will be removed from the block:
    add_remove_block_02.gif

  5. Click PM_OK.gif, click the block confirmation corner block_confirmation_corner.gif, and then close the sketch.

    The entities selected are still part of the sketch, but were promoted to the sketch level.



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