I created a Block in Grasshopper and want to reference an instance (or, many instances). But I find at least three (actually four) different ways or components to access the block, so what is the difference between the three pictured variants? (the fourth variant is called “Import Linked Block”)
Of the three variants pictured below, the lowest is named “
Reference Block By Name”, but also the middle Blocki component is referenced by Name while named
Insert Block (By Name). So what does “reference” really mean here?
I want to use (technical) Block References (actually hundreds of copies of Block instances) but which one(s) of the three pictured components will return a reference (or, instance) as opposed to…, well, who knows what? All three returns the desired geometry, but if they are all the same, why is there three variants, and what is the difference? Confusing.
Edit: Adding that “Elefront” is the plugin that the Block components comes from.