AutoCAD How To Delete a Block from a Drawing – Quick Drawing Clean Method! | 2 Minute Tuesday

Hey Everybody,

Brandon here and we’re back with another 2 Minute Tuesday!

This week we are taking a look at how exactly to Delete a Block from a drawing in AutoCAD. Surprisingly, or maybe not surprisingly, it’s not always straight forward or clear how to remove a block definition from a drawing.

You might think that simply deleting all the instances or copies of a block from the drawing is enough to remove it, but you’d be surprised.

It actually will leave the remnants of the block still saved in your insert dialog/list, potentially cluttering up and bloating a cad file if you happen to have used and removed many different blocks during the process of creating a drawing.

So, In order to fully remove a block definition, whether it’s to cleanup or shrink your drawing file or simply avoid duplicates or errors when inserting new blocks, follow the method we take a look at in the video to clean them up quickly!

AutoCAD How To Delete a Block from a Drawing – Quick Clean Method!


That’s all for today’s quick Autocad Tip, I hope you all were able to take something away from it and able to add a new tool to your CAD toolbox!


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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: