BlkMaker – Adds, Deletes, Extracts Block Entities

BlkMaker – Adds, Deletes, Extracts Block Entities

Win32 and 64, English

CAD Design Software
Add, delete and extracts entities from a parent block

General Usage Instructions

Select a radio button to run a single function and pick the OK button. If a PROMPT to "Select Object(s)", select the object/block and press the <Enter> key. Some prompts will have multiple functions for selecting objects and may be accessed by typing the capital letters and press <Enter> key. Example Fence, type F and <Enter> to use a fence selection. If a dialog box appears, see details for each function in the below section Settings and Options.

1. "Adds Entities to a Block"

PROMPT: Pick inserted block: Pick a block to add other blocks to and a dialog appears.

The current block name appears in the edit box.

Pick OK to keep the same block name.

To make the block being edited unique and not update other blocks of the same name in the drawing, type a new name. and pick OK.

PROMPT: Select objects: Pick the object(s) to be added to the selected block and then press <Enter>. The prompt repeats to run the function again or press <Enter> to exit. 

 

2. "Deletes Entities from a Block"  - Deletes a sub-entity from a block.

PROMPT: Select sub-entity to delete from block/Multiple/Fence/Window/Crossing Window/Crossing Polygon/Window Polygon:

Pick a sub-entity to delete and a dialog box appears.

The current block name appears in the edit box.

Pick OK to keep the same block name. 

You may type a new block name to redefine the parent block name and pick OK.

The block is redefined with the selected entities deleted (and renamed if a new block name was entered).

Note about Block Name change: By renaming the parent block name is to prevent other blocks of the same name from being changed. This is in cases where only one block needs to change slightly from the other insertions of the same block name.

Sub-Routines to use when selecting:

Multiple/Fence

If selecting multiple objects, use the “M” sub-routine by typing “M” and <Enter>.

PROMPT Select Next Sub-entity: Pick multiple sub-entities, press <Enter> when done and the dialog box appears.

Type “F” and <Enter> to draw a fence through objects to delete for easy selecting.

Window/Crossing Window/Crossing Polygon/Window Polygon

Type W, CW, CP, W or P and <Enter> to use another selection method to achieve the same results.

 

3. "Extracts Entities from a Block"  - Extracts selected sub-entities from a block and create a new block of extracted.

PROMPT: Select sub-entity to extract from block / Multiple / Fence: Pick a sub-entity to extract and a dialog box appears

The current block name appears in the edit box.

Pick OK to keep the same block name.  

You may type a new block name to redefine the parent block name and pick OK andthe block is redefined with the selected entities extracted. The selected sub-block name will remain as it was originally assigned and is now available to be selected and moved independently.

Note about Block Name change: By renaming the parent block name is to prevent other blocks of the same name from being changed. This is in cases where only one block needs to change slightly from the other insertions of the same block name.

Sub-Routines to use when selecting:

Multiple/Fence

If selecting multiple objects, use the “M” sub-routine by typing “M” and <Enter>.

PROMPT Select Next Sub-entity: Pick multiple sub-entities, press <Enter> when done and the dialog box appears.

Type “F” and <Enter> to draw a fence through objects to delete for easy selecting.

Window/Crossing Window/Crossing Polygon/Window Polygon

Type W, CW, CP, W or P and <Enter> to use another selection method to achieve the same results.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

BLKMAKER

Add, delete and extracts entities from a parent block

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features, and uninstall as you would any other application from your system. For Installation help and Requirements, visit our Apps Support page

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: CAD Design Software
Support Contact: appsupport@cad-design.com

Author/Company Information

CAD Design Software

Support Information

Website:http://apps.cad-design.com

Contact No:1-877-CAD-USER
                  (1-877-223-8737)

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.1.0

Minor fix, no interface or functional changes to the app itself

1.1.0

AutoCAD 2017 Compatible

1.0.0

Initial Release

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