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Block can be used only on drawing it was created on

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Lithium
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AutoCAD 2009 LT

I can create a block in a drawing but I can use it only in that drawing. If I switch to a different drawing and try to insert the block it is not there, even though the block.dwg file is in the drawing's folder. What step am I missing?

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ReMark

To use a block in one or more drawings there are a couple of different options.  One is to use the WBlock (Write Block command) when creating the block saving it to a specific folder (ex. - My Blocks).  Another option is to use the Design Center.  Open the Design Center, chose the drawing that contains the block, then click on Blocks (left pane I believe).  The Design Center will extract the block definitions and provide the user with suitable icons matching the block in question.  Drag and Drop your block into the new drawing.

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BIGAL

Another way is you can copy and paste between the two dwg's

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Lithium

Thanks, guys. For the little I have to do, I have been doing the copy, paste and create the block that works in just that drawing. When I have more time I will experiment with wblock to a specific folder.

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RobDraw

Design center is another option for getting stuff from one drawing to another without having to open the source drawing and copy/paste.

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