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Centered dynamic label (e.g. area label).

A - answer If you need that a dynamic label of some object property (e.g. area) will stay automatically centered after you edit the object shape (borders), you can base it on the combination of a dimension and field.

First create a dimension (horizontal, diagonal, etc.), suppress all its auxiliary geometry (arrows, extension and dimension lines) and instead of the dimension text, insert a dynamic text field referring to the control object and its specific property - e.g. its area - and the requested format. A regen (or save or plot) is needed to update the field value.

The result can then look like this:

ACADLTMapCivil
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6.11.2020    669×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Map 3D · Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 12777:Arithmetic and trigonometric functions available in Revit expressions.
Tip 12671:Import Excel table by snapping a photo of it.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 10972:Replace text fields with static texts.
Tip 8971:Linking together values of two dimensions in AutoCAD.


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