In this tutorial, Josh Modglin walks through the distinct nature of lookup parameters and actions from the block authoring tools within AutoCAD’s Block Editor. The instructor discusses what a lookup parameter and action is and how to use it. In addition, Josh demonstrates the creation and editing of a lookup parameter and action.
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- [Instructor] So far we've looked at parameters.…We've looked at actions, we've looked at visibility states.…What if you wanted to combine…multiple actions, parameters, visibility states,…all to fire with one click.…That is where the lookup parameter comes into play.…Let's take a look at the lookup parameter.…In this exercise, I'm going to select our block here,…and choose Block Editor.…Now this is a standard table,…and we are inserting the table at its midpoint.…
So if we're going to change the length of the table,…we want to make sure we stretch it…both to the right and to the left.…So we actually have two parameters,…one to the left and one to the right.…It would be unusual…and really expecting too much of the user…to remember to change both parameters.…And if they don't,…they're not going to come up with a standard size.…So if we go to the Parameters tab…of our Block Authoring Palettes…and choose Lookup, it looks, as a grip,…it has a similarity to the visibility parameter grip.…
Just like the visibility parameter grip…
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