Option 1: WBLOCK Your Title Block Into Another Drawing File (To Attach as an Xref) Your first (and, we think, preferable, option) involves using the Write Block (WBLOCK) command to move your title block into its own drawing. You'll then bring it in as an External Reference (Xref) when you need to place it . The title block in a default landscape sheet format contains the following lines and text: In this example of editing the sheet format, a note with the company name is added, the note with the drawing name is edited, the lines are thickened, and a graphic is added. Objects in the drawing can be selected to be centered in the drawing border and rescaled depending on the selected or calculated scale factor. Click Annotate tabSheet panelTitle Border. Find In the Drawing Borders with Title Block dialog box: Title Block: Specify the title block from the list. Paper Format: Specify the paper format. In contrast, a sheet format specifies the paper size and, mainly, defines the title block for the drawing. Here are things that can be saved in a sheet format: Here are things that can be saved in a sheet format. INSERTING THE TITLE BLOCK IN AUTOCAD. The title block, whether it is set up as a block reference or an xreffed file, should always be placed in paper space at the origin (0,0,0) point. Why in paper space? Because paper space is a great tool for letting you see what the print is going to look like before committing to paper.
Select a default printer or plotter for the layout style.
Select a Paper size for the layout. We'll create a byinch layout in this example. Under What to plot, select Layout.
Setting Up Your Layout and Title Block Templates
Set the Scale to 1: Select a Plot style table, such as LFX. We recommend checking the first four of the five boxes beneath Plot options.
Click OK when finished. You've now created your layout template for the size you selected. Save this file as a DWT, and include the sheet size in the file name. It's now time to bring in the title block template for the same layout size as the layout template you've just created.
Creating a Title Block Template Each of your layout sizes will need to include a title block that provides information such as firm name, client and project name, date, and sheet title. You'll create your title block template right in the layout drawing you've just created. Creating or Bringing In a Title Block At this point, you can either draw your title block into your layout template or bring in an existing one.
If you have a standard title block your office already uses, you can copy and paste it into this layout drawing. Select all elements of the title block you'd like to bring over.
With these items selected, right-click and select Clipboard from the menu that opens. Then select Copy with Base Point from the submenu that opens.
You can also choose to use our standard title block, which we provide in our Discipline Graphics library. You can use our Discipline Graphics tool to place one of these blocks in your sheet drawing.
The title block is stored in the User Defined folder, or you can create your own folder. Click the title block to select it, then drag the pick points at the corners until the title block is the size you want. If your title block doesn't fit within the layout page borders the white dotted lines shown above , it will not plot properly.
When creating your title block, we recommend drawing two small intersecting lines on a non-plot layer in one of the corners see the image to the right. These lines will provide a point you can snap to when placing the title block in a sheet, ensuring that you are placing it in the correct location each time.
Saving Your Title Block Template You now have a choice as to how you will create your title block template — and consequently, how you will bring it into drawings in the future. You'll then bring it in as an External Reference Xref when you need to place it in a sheet. This method takes a little bit more time than the Save Block method see Option 2 below , but it will save you a lot of time in the future.