The CAD Setter Out’s World Famous Dynamic Wood Screw AutoCAD Block
Dynamic Blocks are a great tool for creating re-usable AutoCAD content that has a range of options.
When I was just a little Setter Out, I was taught how to Insert a whole DWG file of Wood Screw Blocks into my current drawing file. This file was set to Explode on impact, handily copying the all office standard block references into the current drawing.
Of course this meant that you often had a lot of block references to clear up and purge out at the end of the drawing, and frankly it was a PITA if you needed to change the screw size later.
AutoCAD’s Dynamic Blocks
Dynamic blocks have changed all this. A dynamic block can contain a number of pre-set options for you to chose from.
I have designed this AutoCAD Dynamic Block of a wood screw to contain options for Screw size and length.
[Edit] I can’t believe how successful this Block has been! Since I first made it available for download, it has been downloaded over 1000 Times! So I’ve given it it’s own download page.