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Tutorial >> How to link once and insert multiple times in other drawings

In tutorial How to hot link AutoCAD block attributes to Excel , user already had a tour on linking block's attribute to Excel and inserting multiple blocks in the same drawing. User can actually link block's attribute only once and insert multiple blocks in other drawings

Step 1

Open drawing C:\ CADTool\ tutorial\ acad\ LoadSaveBlock.dwg

In this new open drawing there are two blocks, TitleBlock and My2ndBlock, available for insertion. 

If users click on CADTool >> Insert Block, they can find these two blocks are in the list.

We will save these two blocks' linking info to disk so that next time users can load these info, insert blocks in many, many other drawings and need not to link the blocks again.

 

Step 2

Click on CADTool >> Save Linked Block

User can browse or type a directory where the blocks will be saved into.

Click on Save button to continue

Step 3

Users can find the saving block log file in AutoCAD command line window.

Please note only linking blocks will be saved. If users find the required blocks were not saved, link them using

CADTool >> Link Block to Excel first.

Step 4

Quit current drawing, LoadSaveBlock.dwg, and open any other drawing or a brand new drawing.

Users can try CADTool >> Insert Block and they will find there is no linking blocks for insertion.

Step 5

Click on CADTool >> Load linked Block to load previously saved blocks.

Users can check the loading status in AutoCAD command line window.

Step 6
After loading, try CADTool >> Insert Block and users will find the two blocks are available for insertion now.
 

Please check out next tutorial  How to batch insert blocks with blocks' attributes linking to Excel

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