# Blocks

The block wizard can be activated from the block table view accessed by going to Explorer pane > Data > Blocks. From the table, select the wizard icon to bring up the block wizard dialogue box:


Blocks allow for the rapid creation of models by allowing replicas of groups of members to be defined.

# Definition


An optional identifier for the block.


The members to be assigned to this block. These can be either 1D or 2D members.


The replicate feature allows multiple copies of a member to exist in the model. The copies (replicas) remain linked to the geometry of the original member.

Offset spacings can be defined in the global x, y and z directions. This can be in the format "4 4 4" to define three replicas at 4m spacing or using the shorthand "3@4" to create the same result. The syntax types can be mixed e.g. "6 3@4 8" to expand to five replicas with spacings of "6 4 4 4 8".