CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 2780 

CAD tip CAD tip # 4805:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Dynamic annotation on dynamic blocks.

A - answer Since AutoCAD 2006 you can use dynamic blocks with attributes containing computed (dynamic) text (content).

In the dynamic block editor (BEDIT) use the "Define attribute" icon (or the ATTDEF command) and in the attribute value definition click on the icon "Insert field". In the field category select Object > BlockPlaceholder and in the properties list select the requested (watched) geometrical property of the block. You can add more parameters to the properties list (including lookup parameters) with the Parameter function (BPARAMETER) in the block editor. Such user defined named parameter will be added to the block properties list. You can also define the display format for the computed attribute.

After you insert the block this attribute (text field) will be dynamically updated on any edit of the block reference which changes its geometric properties. (use ATTSYNC to update existing block references)

100% *  CAD 
3.1.2006    23316x  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: AutoCAD 2006 ·

See also:
Tip 11034:Mass property depending on the current LOD in an Inventor assembly.
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.
Tip 10761:Dynamic block attributes do not respect visibility states.

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Saving a DWG drawing from Inventor does not create a .DWG file. « | » Jumpy crosshair in AutoCAD window.

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Track your time spent working on AutoCAD or Revit jobs - automatically with
CADstudio JobTime More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.