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How to use background mask for block attibutes?

A - answer An automatic background mask is by default offered only for texts. With a simple trick you can invoke the mask functionality and add mask also to block attributes. The size of the mask then automatically and dynamically follows the current contents of the attribute text (value).

In the block editor, start creating a new attribute (ATTDEF).

Attribute background mask (CZ version)

  • Check the option "Multiple lines" and click the button "..." to define the default value for the attribute.
  • AutoCAD displays a simple text editor. Enter the default text for the attribute and right-click in the editor.
  • From the context menu select the function "Background mask" and set its parameters.
  • Finish the definition of the attribute (already masked) and save your block definition.
ACAD2010ACAD2009
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22.1.2010    23082×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2010 · AutoCAD 2009 ·

See also:
Tip 11780:How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?
Tip 11776:Export XYZ coordinates of DWG objects from AutoCAD LT.
Tip 11729:Select objects by annotation scale.
Tip 11708:How to convert texts to block attributes (references)?
Tip 11625:Measure lengths along a curve - points in given distances.


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