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Reflect a Windows environment variable in your drawing.

A - answer You can add a text in your drawing which will automatically reflect the contents of a given environment variable on your PC.

Just add a text (e.g. by DTEXT) with the contents:

%<\AcDiesel $(getenv,TEMP)>%

(you can replace "TEMP" by the name of any other environment variable)

The contents of this dynamic field is updated on regen. Non-existing variables will display "----". You can add such text field also to a block attribute.

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21.8.2011    3476×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11898:Automatic schedule - number of blocks in a drawing.
Tip 11888:Dynamic label of area and perimeter - DynArea.
Tip 11794:Undocumented code in field expression - MText contents without control characters.
Tip 11721:A handy calculator - expression evaluator in 3ds Max.
Tip 11581:How to compare changes between two versions of a Revit BIM project?

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