Place Block Instance


I only know to create blocks via the ‘Block’ command, or copying existing instances around.

Is it possible to write a script that will let me choose from a list of existing blocks, and then just place an instance to a desired point?

My case is that some instances I need are on layers that are hidden, and should remain hidden for manageability. An even more important case is when I’ve accidentally deleted all instances of a block definition, but it still exists in the block manager from where I’d love to place a new one.

Currently I use the “Export” function as a workaround, but it’s not very practical.

Many thanks for your help.

Hello - I think you are looking for Insert.


Wow, never knew the command could do that. A bit hidden. Thank you Pascal.

If you need a script to place a block to a desired point, have a look at this this thread.

Thanks, I’ve been using it for a very long time :slight_smile: