Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating smart labels, part of AutoCAD 2009: Annotation.
All AutoCAD text objects are not alike. In addition to the standard text that…we typically use, we can also create dynamic text that updates itself when our…drawing changes. In this lesson we are going to learn how to create smart…labels using fields.…On my screen I have got a simple rectangle and I have got some text.…Notice that some of my text has a gray background. These text strings are called…fields and a field is a label that's dynamically linked to something in our drawing.…So if this drawing changes, these labels will also change. For instance, …I'm going to select this rectangle and I'm going to come up to my Color property…and I'm going to force this guy to be blue.…
Let me hit Escape. Now unfortunately, my label doesn't instantly change. …It's going to require me to do a Regen. I'm going to come up to my Menu Browser and click. …We'll come down and select View and we'll come over and select Regen.…When I do, notice my label updates.…Let's make another change. I'm going to select this geometry and we'll put it…
- 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
1. Annotative Objects
2. Multi-Line Text Tools
4. Dimension Tools
Creating smart labels5m 44s
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