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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    20192x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2010 · AutoCAD 2009 ·

See also:
Tip 11198:Justified attribute text in mirrored blocks (AutoCAD)
Tip 11171:Total number of layouts as a field.
Tip 10972:Replace text fields with static texts.
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Tip 10761:Dynamic block attributes do not respect visibility states.


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