Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating labels to identify drawing updates, part of AutoCAD 2009: Annotation.
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There are at least two fields that I put on every AutoCAD layout. One is the…SaveDate and the other is a user login name. This way I can look at the plot…and know when the file was last updated and who was responsible for making the…changes. This information can be very helpful later if there are questions…about the plotted drawing.…On my screen I have got a mechanical example. I'm using this drawing because it…has a layout with a title block. We are going to use this layout to create a…field that will give us specific information about when this file was updated.…Let's zoom in on the lower left hand corner. The field I'm going to be creating…is more or less a footnote. It's going to be some small text along the edge…of my title block.…
Now I have already chosen a layer for my field. I have set my text style…current. So I'm going to create my field using multiline text. Let me come up…and launch the tool. I'm going to click to set my first corner. I would like…this text to read vertically along the edge of my title block. So I'm going to…
- 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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1. Annotative Objects
2. Multi-Line Text Tools
4. Dimension Tools
Creating smart labels5m 44s
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