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String concatenation in AutoCAD fields and block attributes.

A - answer It is possible to combine multiple fields in AutoCAD texts and block attributes - not only as an arithmetic expression but also as strings.

String concatenation of the results of multiple fields can be done by simple insertion of multiple fields in a row.

E.g. create a new block in BEDIT and add (define) a new attribute to it (ATTDEF). In the Attribute definition dialog, check the Preset option. In the input box Default, use right click and "Insert field" to add the first part of the resulting dynamic text - e.g. the Y-coordinate of the block insertion point. Type another part of the string, e.g. " / ". Right-click again and insert another field - e.g. the X-coordinate of the newly defined block. Etc. Complete the block definition.

An example of such block with concatenated fields in its dynamic attribute is the block "Bobo" (elevation label) in the Block Catalog.

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23.10.2011    8665x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 10719:How to add the unfold rule name as a drawing note?
Tip 10239:Conditional text fields in AutoCAD.
Tip 8971:Linking together values of two dimensions in AutoCAD.
Tip 7249:How to select all drawing entities containing a given text?
Tip 7003:Modified drawing name as an automatic field.

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