Exploding Blocks In AutoCAD Sketching

Blocks are generally one-piece of sketch entities in Autocad. When you import a block inside Autocad drawing window, it will come as a solid one-piece. There will be an only insertion point that could be selected in drawing window. But sometimes, you need to add additional sketch entities on a section of that block. To do it, you can explode a block in Autocad. In here, we will explain how to explode a block in Autocad into various parts, with a very basic example below.

How To Explode Blocks In AutoCAD?

Block in Autocad.

As you see above, blocks are generally in one piece, and there is an only one insertion point. But you can explode this block in Autocad with ‘Explode’ command into separate pieces.

Click on ‘Explode’ command in Autocad.

To enter ‘Explode’ command in Autocad, just type ‘X’ in command window as shown by red arrow above. Then click on ‘Explode’ command as shown in red box above.

Select the instances to explode.

After entering into the ‘Explode’ command in Autocad, click to select the blocks needed to be exploded like above. To explode the selected items, just right click on drawing window to complete the job.

Block is separated with ‘Explode’ command in Autocad.

As you see above, the block geometry is divided into separate parts with ‘Explode’ command in Autocad.


The use of ‘Explode’ command to divide blocks in Autocad is very simple like above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questiosn about exploding blocks in Autocad below. Your precious feedbacks are very important for us.


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