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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)

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applies to: AutoCAD 2006 ·

See also:
Tip 11898:Automatic schedule - number of blocks in a drawing.
Tip 11896:How to drive dyn.block parameters or constraints from Excel?
Tip 11780:How to rename layouts by a specific attribute of the title block?
Tip 11614:How to reorder custom properties in a dynamic block?
Tip 11565:AttDefault - reset block attributes to default values.


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