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    Visibility States

    Use Visibility States in the Dynamic Blocks Editor to combine several different blocks into one. In the following example, four visibility states have been assigned to a fire extinguisher.

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    Create Blocks That You Want to Combine

    Four Fire Extinguisher blocks are created and colour coded for four different fire types.

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    Create A Visibility State for Each Block

    Create an empty block called Fire Extinguishers and tick the Open in Block Editor box.

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    When the following message appears, click continue.

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    In the Block Editor, insert the Water fire extinguisher. Click the Visibility tab in the Block Authoring Palette and place the Visibility 1 parameter near the Water Extinguisher block. In the Visibility Panel click Visibility States and in the Visibility States dialogue box rename Visibility State 0 to Extinguisher – Water.

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    Repeat the previous step. Create a new Visibility State – Extinguisher – CO2. Select the Hide all existing objects in new state option.

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    Now you have a new Visibility State. Insert Extinguisher CO2 into the Block Editor.

    Create Visibility States for the remaining extinguishers – Dry Powder and Foam. Remember to select the Hide all existing objects in the new state option.

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    Note: When inserting the blocks into the block editor select 0,0 as the insertion point. Close the block editor and save the changes. You will now have a block that allows you to switch between different Visibility States.