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Adding blocks to Design Center 2006


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Can I take a block that is currently in my drawing and put it into a tool palette?

I know how to move blocks from the Design Center to a Tool Palette but I don't know how to get my blocks into the Design Center.

 

Scenario: We use a number of different fasteners in our drawings but they aren't the fasteners that are currently in the Design Center under "fasteners". I am manually redrawing the same fasteners each time I start a new drawing. There must be a better way. Help!

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Just browse in Design Center to the drawing containing the block, insert or drag & drop the block into current DWG. Design Center is just a tree, that contains all your folders & files on all connected drives and networks, similar to Windows Explorer, except it adds the ability to re-use drawings and drawing objects, blocks, layers, Xrefs, and customized contents from the drawing files, network drives, and Internet locations.

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You are kidding! I have been wanting to learn that for years. Thanks.

I have many different blocks that are located all over the place (depending on when/where I originally made them). I would like to get them all organized for easy access from my templates. What do you suggest?

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Put all the blocks you want available from a single location is Design Center into a single master drawing, and point DC to that drawing.

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Another way would be to wblock all your blocks to files on your server/hard drive (whatever you use). Open the design center and locate the file folders containing your blocks. Then right click on the folder and you should see a selection that allows you to create a tool palette with the folder. Then you have a tool palette with all your blocks. I'm sure from there you can figure out how to create groups and organize your tool palette/s the way you want. This is the way I do it. I have ELECTRICAL, HYDRAULIC, and PROCEDURE tool groups with multiple tool palettes within those groups.

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