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Automatic vertex labels with autonumbering and coordinates.

A - answer By combining two freeware tools by CAD Studio - VerticesBlk and InsertC/BlockC - you can easily annotate all vertices of a selected polyline with numbers and coordinates.

You will need an annotation block with one (or first) attribute for the future number (vertex ID) and optional other attributes - e.g. for coordinates. An example of such block can be downloaded from the Catalog - see VertID:

Block VertID - download

Now import this block into your drawing (Insert) and load (Appload) the two LISP utilities VerticesBlk and InsertC (see

First start the VerticesBlk command to insert the VertID block to all vertices of your polyline. Then start the BlockC command to renumber the labels with a series of incrementing numbers.

See the detailed procedure (Czech version) in the AutoCAD video #46

or on the CADstudioCZ channel on YouTube:

or see this animated GIF (click to enlarge):

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9.12.2011    14476×   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 10544:How to highlight polyline nodes and segments?
Tip 7530:How to add blocks to line endpoints?
Tip 7099:Blocks perpendicular to a polyline.
Tip 5384:How to insert blocks at each polyline vertex (or just at endpoints)?

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