AutoCAD Block FAQs
Q: How will I recieve the CAD block libraries & drawings once I purchase them?
A: You get to download all the files that you purchase… Immediately! The libraries are downloaded immediately after your payment is confirmed. The download link will be included in your receipt, and you will also be emailed a download link for all the libraries that you purchased.
Q: How many CAD block symbols are in each library?
A: What you see is what you get! I have never liked the concept of buying “1000’s” of block symbols and only getting to see to maybe 20 of them, and 98% of the rest of the symbols are worthless! My philosophy is to provide high quality symbols letting you see everything that you are buying. So I have provided previews showing the entire library and closeups so you know exaclty what you are buying.
Q: Are each of the blocks a separate drawing file?
A: No, this CAD library was designed to take advantage of the Design Center feature in AutoCAD. So each drawing file in a category, like the Chairs.dwg drawing in the Furniture Library, is a separate drawing file that has multiple block definitions in it. The Chairs.dwg file may have 30 block (chairs) definitions in it. We grouped all the chairs in the Chairs.dwg file so that it could be easily accessed by Design Center. The Design Center gives you better access to preview and insert AutoCAD blocks into your drawings. It is possible to create separate files of each architectural blocks if you wish. If you need separate drawings for each block, contact us and we will send you instructions on how to do it.
Q: What version of AutoCAD are the block drawing files?
A: All the architectural AutoCAD block files in web were created on AutoCAD 2008 software and saved back to AutoCAD 2000 file formats. This was done to be compatible with clients that may have older versions of AutoCAD. You should have no problems using these AutoCAD symbol libraries in any versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT from the newest version, back to 2000. Also, any other CAD software product that can read and import .DWG file formats will be able to use these CAD block libraries. The CAD Blocks libraries that you purchase will be downloaded as .ZIP files. The .ZIP files are used to download the AutoCAD drawing files in a compressed format for quicker downloads. You will need to unzip the files so you can access the .DWG files with the CAD symbols in them.
Q: Can I edit or change the blocks?
A: Absolutely! All the title blocks in the CAD library can be edited by using either the Explode command, or the Block Edit in AutoCAD.
Q: How do I install the downloaded files?
A: After you have purchased the AutoCAD library , your receipt will have a download link, and you will also be emailed a download link. Once you have downloaded the zip file, you will be asked if you want to Save or Open the zip file, select Open. Then you will be asked where you would like to save the .DWG files to on your computer, you may place the .dwg files anywhere on your computer, **just make sure you know WHERE you save them to!!** If you purchased one of the Design Suites, browse to and select C: drive. This will save the main libraries under a folder called 2017 cadblocks on your C: drive. For most of you, this will place the folder right at the top of your list of folders on the C: drive, making it easy to find with your Design Center.