This AutoCAD tutorial is show you how to make dynamic block with using flip and visibility options. As we know, dynamic block is very useful to faster drafting with AutoCAD application.
Focus: Create your own dynamic block
00:00 Use top view
00:17 Type l enter, draw an object. you can zoom in and zoom out with wheel mouse
00:30 Duplicate the object by using mirror command
00:38 Draw line with line command
00:43 Rotate the line with rotate command
00:47 Zoom in, zoom out and pan to make a better view
00:50 Create circle object by using circle command
00:55 You can cut the circle object by using trim command. Type trim, enter 2x, and select the object.
01:05 Type co enter, select line and move to the left
01:11 Type l enter, connect below and upper of the line object
01:18 Select the arc object and move the blue mark to the left
01:26 Type group enter and select all object
01:33 Type co enter, select the object and move to the right
01:39 Type scale enter, select the last object and give point 0.5
01:49 Type block enter, block definiton will appear
01:53 Put the name, pick point and specify on-screen of block. Click ok button
02:16 Click 2x on block object, edit block definition box will appear. Click ok button
02:28 In parameter tab, click flip, select point to horizontal in the bottom of object and move the arrows to the center
02:43 Click flip again, and select point to vertical from the left of the object. Move arrow to the center. Repeat this steps for the other object
03:18 Click on the Actions tab, and click Flip. Select the arrow and then select the object. Repeat this steps to the next arrow.
03:51 Close block editor and save
03:56 Select the block and you will see arrows. Click on arrow to see if dynamic block working
04:19 Click 2x on block, and click ok button
04:26 Click parameter tab, click visibility and put on the center
04:32 Click visibility status, and will appear visibility status bar. Create new visibility and give a name as you wish. You also can change the last visibility status name. Click ok button
04:56 I give 2 name: small and large. On small status, select the large object and then click bvhide
05:04 Change status to large, select small object and click bvhide
05:21 Type ds enter, drafting settings dialog box appear. On dynamic input tab, turn off enable pointer input and possible dimension input when possible. Click ok button
05:29 Type m enter, select small object, click the point on the right bottom and move to coordinate 0,0
05:45 Close box editor and save.
05:50 Test your dynamic block