Quick Reference

Opens the block definition in the Block Editor.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tab Block panel Block EditorNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Standard
 Menu: ToolsBlock EditorNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Shortcut menu: Select a block reference. Right-click in the drawing area. Click Block Editor.


The Edit Block Definition dialog box is displayed. Select a block definition to edit or enter a name for a new block definition to create, then click OK to open the Block Editor. If the ribbon is active, the Block Editor ribbon contextual tab is displayed. Otherwise, the Block Editor toolbar is displayed.

When the BLOCKEDITLOCK system variable is set to 1, the Block Editor cannot be opened.

The Block Editor is a separate environment for creating and changing block definitions for the current drawing. You can also use it to add dynamic behavior to blocks.