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Insert Blocks into a Table
Tip# 3748 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 16-Oct-2011
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Categories : Edit Tables
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
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Place blocks, instead of text, into table cells.

Frequent tipster Leonid Nemirovsky sends us a tip on inserting and using blocks in an AutoCAD table.

"Sometimes when you create a symbols drawing the old-fashioned way, you just insert little blocks of symbols and type a description. Instead, try creating a table with a narrow column for symbols and a wide column for the text. Click on the desired cell, then right-click, select Insert, Block, and that’s it. You then treat this block in the cell just like you would text; you can align it and so on."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: AutoCAD has had tables in it for several releases now. The table cells typically have text in them, but it is possible to place a block in a cell. This is a great method for creating symbol lists or legends in a drawing.


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