Hmmm...do any of you remember the movie Hot Shot! Part Deux? (or is it just me...)
I received a great email from Kyle Krewson building on my tip from yesterday - so I'd like to include his suggestions (thanks Kyle!) along with a cool command that lives inside of the BEDIT command.
An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Multiple Insertion Points Part II:
Yesterday we learned how to create a block with multiple insertion points. We added in a few Point Parameters (see yesterday's post) to allow us to cycle through a variety of insertion points. Well - If you try to move your block with multiple point parameters by grabbing that grip - it wants to move just that point, rather than the entire block (which could be bad)...to make sure this doesn't happen to your block, be sure to include a Base Point Parameter (you'll see that on the bottom of the toolbar). This will also be used as one of the insertion points for your block. You'll probably want your Base Point Parameter to be the most frequently used insertion point.
I also came across the cool BCYCLEORDER command. This command can only be used in the BEDIT command, but it allows you to control the order of the cycling. It's super simple to move the insertion point order around - but do yourself a favor and name the parameters something logical. This can easily be done in the Properties command.
Check it out!
I'm off to make dinner! Happy AutoCADding!