Create and use blocks

When defining a block in a landscape CAD drawing, it is really important to carefully set a base point during the block definition process. If that’s done correctly, it is possible to seamlessly use the block when further developing the design.

Defining a block

YouTube movie Here we show the importance of defining base points in blocks in the drafting environment. The ability to move and rotate a block using a grip placed at an appropriate point in a block is illustrated. @gcadplus

Make a generic plant block symbol – step by step

Start a new drawing using the default template.

Adjust settings in the Properties box.

Set the current layer to Layer zero, making sure that color lineweight and linetype  are set bylayer.

Draw a circle to indicate the canopy diameter of plant (perhaps estimated diameter at 10 years)

Add new entities such as lines, arc, etc. to form the symbol shape.