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JamFam

I am using AutoCAD 2010 (full version) and I want to create a dynamic block of a square housing that has 10 different sizes available. Each of the 4 sides of the square housing are equal. I just want one dynamic block that gives the user the ability to chose which of the 10 different size housings they want for any particular drawing. How do I use the Block Table to achieve that?

 

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ReMark

Are you referring to the Block Properties Table? You want to create a lookup table I assume.

 

Have you tried looking at your AutoCAD Help files?

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JamFam

I don't believe the block properties table is what I'm looking for. Yes I checked the HELP menu but found nothing specific to how to enter a table into a block. If my block has only 1 linear parameter and no others. how do I insert a table that can allow me to choose between 10 different sizes of the same block?

 

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ReMark

I believe that is covered in your Help file. Look under Block Properties Table dialog box. At least in 2010 that's where I found it.

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JamFam

Yes ReMark, I do see your reference in the Help menu however I fail to see a step by step tutorial on precisely how to use this feature. Anymore thoughts or helps??

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ReMark

Step by step tutorial? I'm not aware of any at the moment. I'd have to do some research. Have you tried looking at Ellen Finkelstein's website?

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JamFam

I found this site to be very helpful. It helped me to accomplish my goals which was to have a single block, in this case a square housing and give it the ability to increase or decrease in size according to specific sizes I generated. I am a happy chappy.

 

http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/index.html?url=WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-6c9f.htm,topicNumber=d0e79460

 

It shows where in the AutoCAD 2010 Help you can find the specific issue I was looking for. Note: Click on the + sign inside a box that is beside "To specify a value for a linear or polar parameter". This will open a 10 point step by step instruction. I should also note that I used the equal = constraint to ensure that all four sides of my housing were equal in size. I fixed (via a padlock) the bottom of the left side of the box. This insured that the box had a fixed point of reference.

I hope this helps others as it did me.

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ReMark

Thanks for updating us on the status of your problem and for the link as well.

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