AutoCAD Tutorial: Using BURST vs. EXPLODE in AutoCAD – 2 Minute Tuesday

Hey Everybody,

As usual, it’s Tuesday and I’m back again with a  new video and accompanying tutorial post that I wanted to share with you all.

At this point, I’m mostly just mentioning this for my own benefit and any new readers/viewers that have missed the last handful of 2 minute Tuesday posts here on the blog, either way, I’ve recently partnered with the AutoCAD Blog to produce some of my favourite CAD Tips as Tuesday Tip articles along with an accompanying Two Minute Tuesday Video.  You can see the full list of my articles on the AutoCAD Blog here, and check out the videos on my channel here:

In this weeks article, I wanted to focus on the lesser-known alternative to the Explode command, BURST. Burst is a great option for quite a few use cases where explode would overkill or simply a waste of time. In short, BURST is most useful anytime you need to explode a block or object but would like to preserve the Attribute values of the block instead of reverting them back to the default value, as a bonus, the block layers are also preserved when using the BURST command. Hit the link below to jump over to the AutoCAD blog and take a look at utilizing the BURST command more in your own drawings.

Check out the full article here:

And watch the accompanying tutorial video below:


That’s all for today, I hope you all will continue to check out and enjoy my posts on the AutoCAD Blog,  they have been a ton of fun to work on and I’m excited for more posts to come. Be sure to subscribe and follow on twitter @cadintentions to keep up to date and be the first to get updates on the next Tuesday Tip Article coming in the next weeks.

As always, thank you so much for reading and watching, I am super excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog this year and look forward to it all.

Cheers and happy drafting!

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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: