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Modified drawing name as an automatic field.

A - answer If you want to insert a text in your drawing (e.g. to the title block) which contains a manipulated name of the current drawing file - e.g. the filename left-trimmed or right-trimmed at a number of characters, you can use a combination of Diesel expressions in an automatic text field (e.g. with the FIELD command).

Some examples:

Drawing file name, no path, from the 3rd character (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):

  
$(substr,$(getvar,DWGNAME),3,99)  
Drawing file name, no path, no extension (4 characters), right-trimmed at another 3 characters (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):
  
$(substr,$(getvar,DWGNAME),1,$(-,$(strlen,$(getvar,DWGNAME)),7))  
Beginning of the drawing path (12 characters), ellipsis, first 8 characters of the drawing file name (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):
  
$(substr,$(getvar,DWGPREFIX),1,12)...$(substr,$(getvar,DWGNAME),1,8)  
Path without the disk letter and the drawing file name, all converted to uppercase (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):
  
$(upper,$(substr,$(getvar,DWGPREFIX),3)$(getvar,DWGNAME))  
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See also:
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...
Tip 10790:Long text is not wrapped automatically to 2 lines in my title block.


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