Mastering Minecraft Education: Using the Fill Command Like a Pro

Are you looking to enhance your building skills in Minecraft Education?

One important tool you need to master is the Fill Command.

In this article, we will explore the purpose of Fill Command, how to access it in Minecraft Education, and dive into the syntax and parameters.

We will also show you how to efficiently use Fill Command to fill and replace blocks, along with tips, tricks, and common errors to watch out for.

Stay tuned for examples that will inspire your creativity!

What is the Purpose of Fill Command?

The purpose of the Fill Command in Minecraft is to change a large group of specific blocks into another block or air. It is used when building big structures, developing maps, and editing regions. It is also useful when preparing a map or world for a lesson to modify regions where students are going to explore.

In the example below, the entire structure of a capital letter “I” was built using the /fill command to sustain space so that you, the reader, can easily understand its structure to reproduce it themselves in an educational setting.

It is important to understand the X, Y, Z coordinate system when trying to subdivide regions of your world into a region you want to edit. This is the reason why a magnitude of the /fill Volume thick parameter values are in tens, hundreds, or thousands. This is because better ability is provided for you to find the bounded box (not the volume, as that isn’t a think) for the region of your world you desire to affect. It is a way to simplify specifying the bounded box. Remember that hitting F3 on your keyboard will display your coordinates.

Go to the Area of Effect Cloud (AEC) at the bottom of the list of entities you are viewing, then adjust the values of /summon as per the bounded boxes below.

How to Access the Fill Command in Minecraft Education?

The fill command in Minecraft has to be typed in before the coordinates of the first and second diagonally opposite points of the area that the player wants blocks to be replaced (from) and changed too (to). In the game editions that allow it, the fill command is in the command console which depends on Edition. In the Minecraft Java Edition, bring up the Tilde ~ key, while the / key is held down to have the slash character shown after releasing the key, if necessary. Minecraft Bedrock has a similar method to access the command console, but depending on the system it is on the tilde key might be the back-tick key. In some systems, the Caps Lock key usually left of the A, might have to be toggled on for the connection to work before the keys will be recognized. Only the Players with Command Block permissions can access the console.

Going through the commands drop-down menu is not as quick as using Command Blocks, but it is great for beginners trying to teach themselves. Go to the start position of the window where block replacement should start and hang out there. From the start position, type fill and then two Tilde ~ key taps. In other words, {Command Menu} / fill ~ ~. Move to the opposite corner and repeat the opening of the squiggly and then type in the block. Now the blocks you designate will be replaced with the block in the second position in an imaginary box created by the two sets of two coordinates. Command Blocks allow quick copy-pasting of complete blocks of fill command and only those with this block may program any.

Understanding the Syntax of Fill Command

The syntax of the /fill Minecraft Education command is /fill [dataValue] [oldBlockHandling] [dataTag]. and designate opposite corners of the volume to be filled with the target block. is the default block to fill the given volume with. Bracketed placeholders mean they are optional arguments that can be provided in the fill command as per need.

What Are the Parameters of Fill Command?

The parameters of the fill command in Minecraft Education Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition are blocks that denote the position and size of the volume to be filled. The fill command is defined as fill (from:) x1 y1 z1 (to:) x2 y2 z2 minecraft:block [variant] replace [filter]. The fill command has 3 main elements aside from minecraft:block and the rest is optional.

  1. (from:) x1 y1 z1 defines the coordinates of the first block that delimits the volume.
  2. (to:) x2 y2 z2 Box fills the area from the minimum or ‘from’ blocks to the maximum or ‘to’ blocks.
  3. minecraft: is followed by the specified block type.

As previously mentioned, the rest of the fill command is optional.

  1. [variant] is to add additional qualifiers to the block type such as flame orientation or types of doors.
  2. [filter] is to specify a coordinate that you do not want to fill even within the ‘from’ and ‘to’ commands or to fill only blocks that have specific parameters.

The following table will be an overview of the fill command. While many scenarios listed may not be practical, the goal is to emphasize the versatility of the fill command with one of the most relevant examples in Minecraft Education being filling water to make underwater environments.

How to Use Fill Command to Fill Blocks?

The fill command in Minecraft Education Edition is used to fill a 3D volume with a particular block. This can be an empty region or almost every type of pre-existing region. Wesley Fryer, an expert and mapper in this game, demonstrates the fill command’s multiple capabilities in the examples provided in his explanation.

Filling a Single Block

On the Minecraft Education platform, the /fill command is used to fill multiple blocks at once with a particular block ID or tag. Single blocks can be filled with the /fill command by specifying the start and end co-ordinates of the region as the same block or specifying only the start region co-ordinates with an offset of 0. The dimensions of the width, height, and length of the block specify the exact size. The KEY for the /fill command is as follows.

  • start specifies the beginning coordinates of the region.
  • end specifies the ending coordinates of the region.
  • fill_block specifies the block to fill the region with. In this case, it is glass (glass).
  • variable skips over a specified distance before starting the filling process.

Key figures using the /fill command for a single block fill.

/fill 1 15 1 1 15 1 glass
/fill 1 15 1 1 15 1 air
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/fill 2 15 2 2 15 2 grass
/fill 1 15 2 1 15 2 web
/fill 1 15 2 1 15 2 web replace stone


/fill 1 15 2 1 15 2 web outline

Fields filled with glass, air, grass, and web blocks. One in/outside outline around stone defined by web.

Filling a Cube

Filling a cube is just like filling a circle. Ask your students to place two anchor blocks at opposite corners of the cube that surround it. If it is an open-bottom cube, place a sea lantern or any other light-emission block at what will be the bottom of the cube to make sure it is filled entirely. If the top can be open, then leave the top corner blocks exposed.

Simultaneously, sea lanterns can be used. In the cube example below, a circle is filled using three anchor Sea Lanterns.

/fill 2 2 2 5 5 5 stone

The cube above at 2,2,2 (x,y,z) to 5,5,5 will fill in at the bottom. If you want it mindful then calculate how much you need to lower your cube for everything to be contained.

/fill 2 2 2 5 5 5 stone replace

The replace command makes the process more useful. Replace will keep track of where anchor blocks are active plus the blocks are to be filled so that the area doesn’t become too large for the allocated materials which cancel the task.

Filling a Horizontal Plane

Filling a horizontal plane is as easy as defining two opposite positions for the plane via corners. The /fill command recognizes which positions represent azimuthal planes (x and z fixed, changes only in other dimension) and executes the command to fill everything between the two points with a specific block. The command is /fill x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 block where x1 y1 z1 and x2 y2 z2 define the borders of the horizontal plane.

To achieve this, the easiest way to define the corner points is to use the F3 function which gives the exact coordinates of where you are standing according to your direction. This is often the easiest way to do this and is also useful if used in conjunction with other commands which we explain later. To fill up to a height, you can use the y1 and y2 fixed height. For a depth, you can use the z1 and z2 for the respective positions instead of y while keeping x1 and x2 fixed. An example of giving the Samuel Jordan Hall at the University of Notre Dame a brighter and more diamond-like floor glow as seen in the earlier matrix gym example is with the following command.

/fill 2350 4 -1605 2316 4 -1569 diamond block

Filling a Vertical Column

Filling vertical columns in the Minecraft Education Edition is a necessity for characters that manage farms and water systems. The Fill Command can be used to fill small or broad vertical columns when you make a selection with the `/fill` command. You select opposite corners of what you want filled and the range between those corners is selected to be filled.

For example, in a small 2×1 vertical column area, the line on the ground can be the floor level and fill the remaining selection above it. If the floor selection is to be saved without filling it. For Example, select a disjointed vertical column containing only the two adjacent blocks above ground level and use one of the following commands depending upon whether you would like to add or replace the water block.

`/fill *starting corner absolute coordinates* *2nd corner absolute coordinates* water replace air – This command will create water in a 2 block high column if there is air in the space, otherwise it will only be created on the ground`

`/fill *starting corner absolute coordinates move up two blocks* *2nd corner absolute coordinates* water – This command will add water in a 2 block high column regardless of whether there is anything set in space`

How to Use Fill Command to Replace Blocks?

You use the fill command in Minecraft Education Edition to replace blocks by including an intermediary `oldBlockHandlingMethod` argument in the command. The arthemetic form of the fill command is as follows:

  1. / fill [] []
  2. -> 0, 1, 2, …, 15. The code of the block being replaced

This command will fill blocks from the set `[, ) with the new block state column specification `. The new block includes the block type and all the possible block states. Only blocks whose block state profile matches that of the `` are replaced. Previous user tags and block entity tags in the region are preserved in the new blocks. Blocks not in the `` list have their previous user tags and block entity data zeroed out.

Replacing a Single Block

To replace a single block of a structure with the /fill command in Minecraft: Education Edition, simply identify the two opposite corners which define the region in which the chosen block should be replaced and run the /fill command to replace any target block with the chosen block.

Use the following command which will replace the block at coordinates x=0, y=5, z=0 if it is orange concrete with dark red wool.

/fill 0 0 0 5 0 5 dark_red_wool replace orange_concrete

Replacing a Cube

Use the lower-bound corner (0 0 0) of the selection to define the cube shape and enter the /fill command. You just need to add three values for x, y, and z just as you would for the /setblock command.

  1. Entrance to a small castle, replace the floor to add big iron doors at x=66, y=4, z=10:

/fill 67 4 11 65 4 11 stone

/setblock 66 4 10 iron_door[direction=north_half,open=false] replace

  1. Create an elevator:
    Replace netherrack with water. Add maximum limits at the central column of 13 x 13 x 13 blocks, about 30kL at an initial flow. The water replaces the netherrack blocks all the way to the top.

    • Source:/fill -6 4 -6 6 16 6 water replace netherrack
    • Flowing:/fill -6 4 -6 6 16 6 water replace netherrack[level=15]

Replacing a Horizontal Plane

The /fill command in Minecraft Education Edition can be used to replace a horizontal plane mapped inside a rectangular area. This is useful if you want to replace an old, less advanced course you had students use with a new, improved course, or you want to recycle material and replace the grass with brick, for instance.

In the Fill dialog box, you enter the coordinates of both corners of the area you want to replace and specify the three numerical IDs. The syntax for the /fill command to replace a horizontal section is /fill Replace x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 Fill.

In this example of filling and replacing, x1 y1 z1 is 0 4 -1 and x2 y2 z2 is 15 4 -16, with a Fill block to be replaced specified as EduTypeTetrahedronBase. By taking a before and after snapshot, you can see the effects of a successful replace.

Replacing a Vertical Column

An even more advanced use of fill is to replace a vertical column or line of blocks with another line. This is hard because unlike other options, you need to know the total size, volume, and direction of the line you’re replacing. To clear decayed chunks or mess in a world from a rogue student, a teacher could teach students to do this with a lesson plan and have them replace all affected blocks with air.

To replace a line of blocks with air, a player would do /fill x y1 z x y2 z minecraft:air replacing the first three positions (x y1 z) and (x y2 z) with the coordinates of the furthest North-West average block to the furthest South-East average block. This ensures they only replace the specific row of blocks they want. Replacing other columns with a specific block type would go nearly the same way.

Tips and Tricks for Using Fill Command Efficiently

Here are some tips and tricks on how to use the /fill command efficiently. The fill command requires a begin and end point that can be located in any position by a player. It is aided to place these two markers in separate organizations to define a specific area to fill.

Hitboxes: Organize initial markers against corners of hitboxes to measure distances clearly. For example, if the rested square is 5×5, begin in the bottom south-eastern corner of the area and end in the exact opposite corner for the simplest measurement.

Pausing fill command: F3+Q for help. The middle of the fill command process to see help and hotkeys. This is in case there is a panic and players do not remember what the correct syntax is.

Negative spacing fill: Players can fill areas in creative ways by using negative numbers. Infinitely filling up areas and using the /fill -5 -5 -5 5 5 5 air replace stone 7 to remove old filled-in areas and restore them. When replacing with air, seven is an ordinary number to use for negative numbers.

Common Errors and How to Fix Them

The most common error using /fill in Minecraft Education Edition is that the coordinates are incorrect or the user is not using the command to fill the area they are specifying. This means that if you are filling an area that requires 91 blocks and have the command /fill 30 4 1036 40 14 1104 minecraft:stone 0 hollow, you may get an error message at the bottom of the screen that says Too many blocks in the specified area.

Check your coordinates and ensure that you are selecting the start and end points of the area you wish to fill. Hollow will create a shell where no blocks are filled when this error occurs. Turning off the fill command by replacing it with minecraft:air will get rid of the blocks. In this case, you can reevaluate your fill area according to the floor plan as shown below.

Examples of Using Fill Command in Minecraft Education

Three examples of the fill command are creating walls, teleporting villages in a village build, and creating a large body of water in a water distribution simulation.

  • Making walls: The fill command can be used to expand a village’s original walls by filling in the open spaces with cobblestone via the fill command.
  • Teleport villages: The fill command can also be used across Minecraft worlds like Minecraft with Campus to simulate the creation of a village. In the tutorial on Community Planning students create their village in the grid world then teleport the fill command Template village with command block to the location in the world where they want to create their village.
  • Create water: In the Water Distribution System, the fill command can fill in a newly created pond with water.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Fill Command in Minecraft Education?

The Fill Command in Minecraft Education is a powerful tool that allows players to quickly and easily fill a designated area with a specific block or structure.

How do I access the Fill Command in Minecraft Education?

To access the Fill Command in Minecraft Education, open the chat window by pressing the “T” key and then type “/fill” followed by the desired parameters.

What are the parameters for the Fill Command?

The parameters for the Fill Command include the starting and ending coordinates of the designated area, the type of block or structure to be used, and any additional options such as replacing existing blocks or only filling air blocks.

Can I use the Fill Command to replace blocks?

Yes, the Fill Command in Minecraft Education can be used to replace existing blocks in a designated area with a different block type. Simply include the “replace” option in the command.

How do I undo a Fill Command in Minecraft Education?

If you make a mistake or want to undo a Fill Command in Minecraft Education, you can use the “undo” command to revert the changes made by the previous command.

Are there any limitations to using the Fill Command in Minecraft Education?

The Fill Command does have some limitations, such as only being able to fill an area with blocks that are currently loaded in the game, as well as a limit on the number of blocks that can be filled at once. It is also important to note that using the Fill Command can cause lag in the game if used excessively.

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