Editing Blocks

When you edit a block, you can add, remove, or modify sketch entities, as well as change existing relations and dimensions.

To edit a block:

  1. Right-click the sketch and select Edit Sketch.
  2. Expand the folder to display the blocks.
  3. Select a block and click Edit Block Tool_Edit_Block_Block.gif (Blocks toolbar) or Tools > Block > Edit .
    The block is identified by FM_block_sketch.gif in the FeatureManager design tree.
  4. Make changes to the block, and click the block confirmation corner block_confirmation_corner.gif to close the edit.
  5. If you want to save the block, select the block in the FeatureManager design tree, and click Save Block (Blocks toolbar) or Tools > Block > Save .
    If the block was previously saved, and you save the edits to the block using the same name, the change propagates to all other instances of the block.

Editing Blocks that are Linked to External Files

To edit the block, do one of the following:
  • Clear Link to File.
    This enables you to edit only instances of the block in the current sketch.
  • Edit the external file.
    This propagates changes to all instances of the block.
    When you edit blocks that are linked to external files, the sketch relations between the blocks are maintained as long as the geometry used to define the sketch relations remain identical.