Block manipulation

 We have been asked to demonstrate how to make a symbol for a particular plant species (Santolina spp) such that it can be used with confidence in the gCADPlus environment.

 We show how to replace a drawing sheet with title block information containing nested blocks with a much simpler title block. The technique shown uses block redefinition to speed the process. We follow with a discussion on the use of scale bars and north points in both model and layout space and recommend that these blocks should be inserted into model space, not layout space. We increase the visual impact of a tree symbol by again using block redefinition.

 We show how to replace a drawing sheet with title block information containing nested blocks with a much simpler title block. The technique shown uses block redefinition to speed the process. We follow with a discussion on the use of scale bars and north points in both model and layout space and recommend that these blocks should be inserted into model space, not layout space. We increase the visual impact of a tree symbol by again using block redefinition.