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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    11026×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11898:Automatic schedule - number of blocks in a drawing.
Tip 11794:Undocumented code in field expression - MText contents without control characters.
Tip 11721:A handy calculator - expression evaluator in 3ds Max.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
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