How to create a block in AutoCAD?

In my first tutorial on GrabCAD I will show you how to create Blocks in AutoCAD.
It is nothing complicated so lets start.

  1. Step 1:

    First of all, in AutoCAD, draw some shapes or a gear like I did.

  2. Step 2:

    Then go to Insert tab and click Create Block.

  3. Step 3:

    You should get a window like this.

    Choose "Pick point" and then click on the center of the gear or whatever point you want.

  4. Step 4:

    Next step is to select objects you want to convert to block.

    • Select the whole object and be sure that Convert to block is checked.
    • You can Check Annotative too, that means you can make changes to your block after you convert it.
    • Do not forget to choose your units. (Mine are milimeters as I use ISO standard).
  5. Step 5:

    Now your block should have been created.

    Go to Insert again and choose Insert.

  6. Step 6:

    We can see that the block was created.

    Now click OK and put the gear next to the gear you drew.

  7. Step 7:

    And that's it! You have successfully created a block in AutoCAD! That is all for this tutorial, I hope I helped you just a little bit :)

    Karajko CAD