Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Automating titleblock information, part of AutoCAD 2009: Annotation.
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Title blocks are a perfect place to start experimenting with fields. …Since title blocks require a lot of text entry, why not try and automate some of the work? …In this lesson, we are going to learn how to incorporate some fields into…a title block.…On my screen, I have got a mechanical example. Now we happen to be looking at…the layout for this drawing. This layout contains a title block. I'm going to…zoom in on the text area. The text entities that we see on the screen are the…type of thing that we have to fill out every time we create a drawing.…Let's see if we can automate that process by converting some of this text into…fields. I'm going to start with the File Name. Let's zoom in on this text.…
Now this guy is a standard single line text object. It's a placeholder, really.…It's the type of thing that you would double-click on and make it say whatever you need.…To convert this into a field, I'm going to double-click, this highlights the…entire text string and then I'll right- click and select Insert Field. In this case, …
- Understanding annotation settings
- Creating objects that size themselves to match plot scale
- Dividing multi-line text into columns
- Creating dynamic tables with Excel-like functionality
- Using "fields" to create automated labels
- Converting non-annotative objects to annotative
Skill Level Intermediate
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