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    by Justin Doughty

    Most AutoCAD users are familiar with using blocks in a day to day basis, however adding 1 simple parameter to a block can dramatically speed up workflow.

    In the example below I have chosen to use the example of a power symbol block. This is a common block I have seen used in practice, but could be any wall based element, for example a door, anything that is repeatedly copied and rotated around a drawing.

    With an existing block in a drawing, edit the block in the block editor, and add an “Alignment Parameter” to the block, specifying the rotation to keep aligned:

    Then save the changes.

    Now when the block is moved with the alignment grip, it automatically aligns to the element:

    This even works with any angled elements: