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Conditional text fields in AutoCAD.

A - answer With a simple DIESEL expression you can created conditional text fields, i.e. AutoCAD drawing texts which change their contents on particular external conditions.

As an example, you can have a dynamic text (e.g. a title block attribute), which displays different contact information depending on the login name of the current user.

The the text field (FIELD) or in a plain Text, enter the following expression (on a single line):

%<\AcDiesel $(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"Jeff"),"jeff[at]",$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"John"),"john[at]",$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"Mary"),"mary[at]","cannot detect e-mail address")))>%

Due to the length limit of DIESEL expressions you can also write the tests individually - e.g.:

$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"John"),"tel. 123456-987")
$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"Bob"),"tel. 123456-986")
$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"Jenny"),"tel. 123456-985")
$(if,$(eq,$(getvar,loginname),"Stephanie"),"tel. 123456-984")

In AutoCAD LT you can use a similar environment variable - USERNAME - $(getenv,username).

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 11171:Total number of layouts as a field.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10972:Replace text fields with static texts.
Tip 10889:How to get user's full domain name, phone No., department, e-mail...

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