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How to round a field to the nearest 5 units.

A - answer How to round the value displayed in the dynamic field label to the nearest 5 units? E.g. to read "680" instead of the true 677, or "675" instead of true 676 units.

You can use the round function mentioned in the Tip 6381. Use round(XXX/5)*5.

Instead of XXX, right-click to insert a nested field and choose e.g. the object area property (do not use unit suffix). This will make the field dynamic. The resulting field code will look something like:

%<\AcExpr (round(%<\_FldPtr 325850784>%/5)*5)>%
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7.3.2011    4440×  
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See also:
Tip 11721:A handy calculator - expression evaluator in 3ds Max.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10719:How to add the unfold rule name as a drawing note?
Tip 10239:Conditional text fields in AutoCAD.
Tip 8971:Linking together values of two dimensions in AutoCAD.

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