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Insert Block in Drawing - SOLIDWORKS PowerPack

The Insert Block in Drawing Generation Task allows you to insert any pre-made Drawing Block onto any given Sheet.


Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this task.
AngleThe angle (in the Document units) that the block will be inserted.
Block File NameThe full file path of the Block to insert.
BottomThe distance from the bottom of the Sheet to the bottom of the image.
LeftThe distance from the left of the Drawing to the left of the image.
Link to FileTRUE to link the block to the file, FALSE embed.
ScaleThe scale of the Block.
Sheet NameThe name of the Sheet to insert the Block in (Leave blank to use the first Sheet).


When this task is added the properties are Dynamic by default. See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Angle00The Block will be inserted with no degrees of rotation around its insertion point. This will be how you saved the Block.
Angle4545The Block will be inserted having been rotated 45° around its insertion point.
Block File Name"C:\MyBlocks\MyBlock.SLDBLK"C:\MyBlocks\MyBlock.SLDBLKThe full file path to the location of the block you wish to insert.
Bottom5050The distance in model units from bottom of the page to the insertion point.
Left100100The distance in model units from the left side of the page to the insertion point.
Link to FileTRUETRUETRUE will link the Block to the File.
Link to FileFALSEFALSEFALSE will embed the File within the Drawing.
Scale0.50.5This is the scale the Block will be when inserted onto the Drawing. 0.5 will result in half the size of the original Block.
Sheet Name"Sheet1"Sheet1The name of the Sheet within your Drawing to insert the Block onto. Leaving this property blank will use the first sheet.

Generation Sequence

This Task can be added to SOLIDWORKS Drawings in the following Generation Sequence(s):

  • Pre Drive (will be run before the Main Drive Sequence)
  • Post Drive (will be run after the Main Drive Sequence)