How to set an Alias for the old Block Insert Command

August 5, 2020 Jeff Arbogast

Issue:

Autodesk is now using a new Block Insert command.

Causes:
Autodesk chose to change the Block insert to a new design.

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Solution:
• Open Windows Explorer
• Browse to C:\Users\<user name>\AppData (This is a hidden folder so you will need hidden files and folders enabled)\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2021 (or your software and version i.e. C3D2021,etc)\enu\Support\
• Find the file ACAD.PGP
• Open this file using Microsoft Notepad
• Once open select Edit>Find
• Search for “Insert”
• When you find this it should look like this example “I, *INSERT” The “I,” is the one key command Alias you will be able to use in AutoCAD. The *INSERT is the command the “I” key will launch.
• Change “I, *INSERT” to ” I, *CLASSICINSERT”.
• Save the file.
• Launch AutoCAD (or relaunch) and in a drawing type “I” and then select the <Enter> Key this should now launch the classic insert command Dialogue Box.

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Jeff Arbogast

Manufacturing Solution Center Team Lead

Jeff is responsible for manufacturing Technical Support for both internal staff and customers. In addition to the daily activities of the support center, he helps write for the National Support Center blog, and has written online classes for the IMAGINiT training on demand site.

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