I don't use blocks much, but as nobody who knows better seems to be jumping in, I will share what little I know.
Yes, you need to explode the block in order to make any changes to the sketch entities in the block.
That's it, you've exhausted my knowledge of blocks!
See, even what little I knew was wrong! I always assumed that editing the block was the same as exploding the block.
Message was edited by: Jerry Steiger
You can Edit the block(RMC on the block) to make any changes, then you exit the block (conformation corner) as you would a sketch, then exit the sketch.
if you explode the block then you will have to re-create the block.
I am not sure about a block library, but in file locations you can set the location of the block folder.
Your suggestion worked. However, I still have one problem. If I insert the same block in two different sketches (separate sizes), than any changes I make the second instance is also replicated in the first instance of the part file. It is behaving similar to that of a derived sketch.
To change the size of the second instance of the block without changing the size of the first instance, do I need to create a second independent block? Is it possible to use the same block multiple times in a part file where each instance is a separate size, or does more than one block need to be created?
now it is getting gray for me.
if you copy a block, they do act like a d. sketch.
You can create multiable blocks within a sketch or part.
you can explode your block use copy/paste your geometry .(then cancle the explode) and create a new block.
or copy the block, explode the copied block then recreate a new block.