Been trying to master Blocks. Just wondering,what is the best way to copy a block? Did a bit of a search but couldn't fine much. I created my 'Block' then used the Copy button in Block Palette to copy it so I can edit it's content, including attributes, and when I finish Editing_Content, it creates a new block (icon) in block palette but not a new block in model space (if that makes sense). I didn't let this phase me and tried inserting the original block into another drawing (tile windows and drag), this worked fine, but when I inserted the copied block and got message 'do you wish to override block attributes' or something similar and it deleted the copied block from the block palette.
Is there a better way of copying blocks or am I just doing it wrong, or not completely.
Depends upon why you want to copy it. If it's because you want to put more copies of the same Block into your drawing, you can either drag them from the Blocks palette directly into the drawing, or else use the Copy in Place tool on a Block that's already in the drawing.
If you want to change a Block in such a way that all of the copies already in the drawing will incorporate the change, select it in the Blocks palette, click the Edit Content button, make the desired changes, and then click the green checkmark icon ("Finish to Edit Block") at the top of the palette.
If you want to make a change that will not
affect the existing copies, drag a new copy from the palette into the drawing, explode it one time (thus removing its "Block" status), make the changes, then format it as a brand-new Block with a brand-new name.