A block library refers to a collection of pre-designed and standardized elements or objects in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. These elements are saved as blocks, which are reusable and can include various components such as symbols, icons, shapes, or even more complex designs.
In the context of CAD software, a block is a group of one or more objects combined into a single named object. This named object can be saved in a library and easily inserted into different drawings, enhancing efficiency and consistency in the design process.
A block library provides designers and drafters with a convenient way to access a range of commonly used components without having to recreate them from scratch in every new design. This speeds up the design process, ensures design consistency, and allows for easy modifications or updates to be applied uniformly across multiple drawings. Common uses for block libraries include furniture, fixtures, equipment, symbols, and more.