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Reset Dynamic Blocks
Tip# 3941 By Mike Demers On 23-Jul-2012
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Categories : Dynamic Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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Here's a quick way to reset your dynamic blocks in AutoCAD back to default values.

Structural technician Mike Demers shares a tip that will allow you to rest your dynamic block in AutoCAD.

"I ran across this command after right-clicking a dynamic block to open it in the block editor and noticed this command above it. For those of you who use dynamic blocks with many moving parts, actions, visibility states, etc., but would like the option of setting them all back at any point, the Reset Block command can reset one or more dynamic block references to the default values of the block definition. Note that this command does not reset attributes back to their original values, or move them if they have been grip-moved away from the dynamic block.

"To use the shortcut menu, select a dynamic block reference in a drawing, right-click in the drawing area, and click Reset Block. To use the Command line instead, type ResetBlock."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: Dynamic blocks — blocks with options — are a fantastic way to save time and effort. If you have never used them, try them out; AutoCAD comes with several of them built in. Open the tool palettes and insert them from there. Dynamic blocks in the tool palette have a lightning bolt symbol by them. They have special grip edits that allow you to rotate them, change their visibility states, stretch them, array them, and more. Sometimes, though, you need to have them back in their original state. The quickest way to do that is to use the Reset Block command in this tip. It’s just a few clicks or keystrokes on the Command line, and it takes the guesswork out of it.

 

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