Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Explode Attributes to Text, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features.
- CAD managers may not like the addition of the next tool…but even drafters who rely on standards can appreciate that…sometimes you need to explode a block,…no matter how much you may not want to.…Here I have two copies of the same block.…When exploding a block…all the geometry drawn on layer zero…will revert to layer zero, no matter what layer…the block was inserted on.…And the attributes, like these, revert back…to their attributes.…Now we have the attributes to text command…which converts attribute objects into text objects…which are the value of the attributes.…
I'll go up here under Tools…Express Tools…Explode Attributes to Text…and select my second copy of the block.…Here we can see what explode exposed as simply attributes…are now editable text objects.…As much as I discourage my users from exploding blocks…there are times when it's not only justified, but necessary.…This new command makes the process…a little less cumbersome by maintaining the text.…
- XREF server path mapping and ByLayer display
- Converting text to mtext
- Moving geometry from model space to paper space with Change Space
- Dimensioning with the DIM tool
- Pasting geometry with Paste As Block
- Working with section plane tools
- Creating smaller PDF files with AutoCAD for Mac 2016
- Rendering online
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Express Tools
3. Dimension Improvements
4. Useful Tools
5. Application Improvements
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