(all of the numbers are not real sizes)
I have an image in autocad which width: 8000mm and height:8000mm when I insert a block in the middle of the image instead the X and Y of the block to be (4000,4000) they are something like (560,560). Even when I move the block the X and Y are still the same. I have no idea why?!
I made some research and I saw that some of the people there are saying that sometimes the blocks have different coordinate system than the picture itself.
Can you tell me how I can figure out this so I can get X and Y for the block to be (4000,4000)?
The X and Y coordinates (or the origin) of your
BLOCK entity don't have anything to do with where the
BLOCK is placed in your drawing.
When you insert a
BLOCK into a drawing, you are actually doing a couple of things.
First, AutoCAD creates an entry in the
TABLE that is used to hold
BLOCK_RECORD objects. The
BLOCK_RECORD that is created will have a handle that references the geometry of the
BLOCK that has just been inserted.
This handle is then used in the
BLOCKS section. This section contains the
BLOCK entities that define the geometry contained in the
BLOCK itself. One of the first entries in the
BLOCK entity is a set of X and Y coordinates that represent the base point of the
These are not the same as the coordinates for where the
BLOCK is actually inserted in the drawing. These coordinates act as a reference point for all the geometry contained in the
BLOCK object. Every coordinate, for every piece of geometry in the
BLOCK is referenced from the
BLOCK base point. You can think of all the coordinates for the geometry in the
BLOCK object as delta coordinates, because they measure distance from the base point of the
BLOCK, not from the origin of the drawing.
The last thing that AutoCAD does when you insert a
BLOCK, is to create an
INSERT object in the
ENTITIES section. This is a short entity that contains the name of the
BLOCK being inserted as well as the coordinates where the
BLOCK will be located in the drawing. These coordinates are the ones that control the location of the
BLOCK within the drawing.