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 +====== Rhino 5.0 Status - Blocks and Inserts ======
  
 +Rhino 5.0 has support for nested linked block definitions.  ​
 +
 +===== Creating a linked block definition =====
 +
 +
 +Run the "​Insert"​ command. ​ This will open the "​Insert"​ dialog.
 +
 +{{:​rhino:​linedblockinstrustions_insertdialog.jpg|}}
 +
 +  - In the "​Insert as" box select the "Block Instances"​ radio button.
 +  - Use the File browse button to select the model you want to use as linked block definition
 +  - Click the OK button.
 +
 +When you click the OK button in the "​Insert"​ dialog, the "​Insert File Options"​ dialog will appear.
 +
 +{{:​rhino:​linedblockinstrustions_insertfileoptions.jpg|}}
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 +  - In the "Block definition type" box select the "​Link"​ radio button.
 +  - In the "Layer style" box, select the appropriate style. ​ For more information about "​active"​ and "​reference"​ layer styles, see [[rhinov5status_layernames#​examplelinked_block_layer_names|linked block layer names.]]
 +  - Click the OK button.
 +
 +After you click the OK button in the "​Insert File Options"​ dialog, you can use the mouse to position the block or type in the coordinates of the insertion point.
 +
 +===== Nested linked blocks =====
 +
 +Sometimes it is helpful to break a complex project model into components and reference the components as blocks. ​ The zip archive {{:​rhino:​superblockv5.zip|}} contains these models:
 +
 +  * V5\
 +    * projectV5.3dm
 +    * BuildingV5\
 +      * buildingV5.3dm
 +        * PartsV5\
 +          * awnings-roundV5.3dm
 +          * awnings-straightV5.3dm
 +          * guidelinesV5.3dm
 +          * level1V5.3dm
 +          * level2V5.3dm
 +          * roofV5.3dm
 +    * SiteV5\
 +      * siteV5.3dm
 +
 +Open the file "​...\V5\projectV5.3dm"​. The projectV5.3dm model has two linked blocks, one is the building and the other is the site.   
 +
 +If you run the "​BlockManager"​ command you will see the "​building"​ and "​site"​ blocks. ​ You also see that there are 5 "​nested blocks"  ​
 +
 +{{:​rhino:​linedblockinstrustions_blockman1.jpg|}}
 +
 +To see what these nested blocks are, click the "Show 5 nested reference block definitions"​ check box.
 +
 +
 +{{:​rhino:​linedblockinstrustions_blockman2.jpg|}}
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 +You can see the buildingV5.3dm model has five linked blocks, awnings-round,​ level1, level2, roof and guidelines.
 +
 +===== Editing nested linked blocks =====
 +
 +Rhino allows you to use the "​BlockManager"​ to look at and modify the properties of "​nested"​ linked blocks. ​ **It is important for you to remember that any changes you make to "​nested"​ linked block settings are temporary and are never saved.** When you want to permanently change a linked block setting, you must edit the model containing the linked block.
 +
 +For example, you can experiment with varying what the building model looks like with a different awning style by selecting the "​buildingV5.3dm : awnings-..."​ block, clicking the "​Properties"​ button, and changing the file from awnings-roundV5.3dm to awnings-straightV5.3dm. If you want to permanently change the awnings from round to straight, you must open the buildingV5.3dm model and edit the awnings bock in that model.
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