Nested blocks, back to previous block

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Nested blocks, back to previous block

Post by massimo » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:41 am

Hi,

I have many nested blocks. I can enter to edit those blocks by double clicking a block, then double clicking the next block inside. How could I exit and go back to the previous block? "em" just always goes back to the main drawing.

I'm not sure if it's a good design to have nested blocks. But in very large projects it's useful. For the said issue I tend to move nested blocks to the main drawing in order to have only 1 level of block-trees.
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Re: Nested blocks, back to previous block

Post by CVH » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:12 am

massimo wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:41 am
How could I exit and go back to the previous block?
There is indeed no stepping back.
What you do in the Model_space block is simply: Edit Block (BE).
The same is true inside any other block.
Perhaps you could enter a feature request.

'EM' is just the shortcut for "Return to Main Drawing" aka Model_Space.

Nested blocks are a common practice.
In CAD one uses Blocks for grouping things together.
I do agree that nesting blocks in several levels can become confusing regarding properties.

But say one has 10 flanges with each 8 bolts.
One would define a flange and a bolt and nest those as a 2 flanges with bolts.
Resulting in 10 block references to a bolted flange setup.
Using single level blocks one would have 100 unrelated block references.

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Re: Nested blocks, back to previous block

Post by massimo » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:42 am

Where can I file a feature request? Is https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewforum.php?f=31 the place to do that?
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Re: Nested blocks, back to previous block

Post by CVH » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:46 am

massimo wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:42 am
Where can I file a feature request?
At BugTracker:
https://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/
You need to open a separate account there.

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Re: Nested blocks, back to previous block

Post by massimo » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:03 am

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