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Chapter 16. Creating and Using Blocks > Blocks Versus Wblocks

Blocks Versus Wblocks

Blocks can be defined with two separate commands: Block or Wblock. The Block command creates a local block definition. This means the block can be inserted only into the current drawing file. The Wblock command creates a global block definition, which means the wblock can be inserted into any drawing file. The Wblock command actually creates a separate drawing file with a .dwg extension. Which block type you want to create depends on the intended purpose for the block object.

Defining Blocks

First, let's look at creating a Block, and then work through the Wblock command. You can access the Block command by choosing the Make Block button from the Draw toolbar, shown in Figure 16.1, or from the Draw pull-down menu, Block, Make… option.


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