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How to use background mask for block attibutes?

A - answer An automatic background mask is by default offered only for texts. With a simple trick you can invoke the mask functionality and add mask also to block attributes. The size of the mask then automatically and dynamically follows the current contents of the attribute text (value).

In the block editor, start creating a new attribute (ATTDEF).

Attribute background mask (CZ version)

  • Check the option "Multiple lines" and click the button "..." to define the default value for the attribute.
  • AutoCAD displays a simple text editor. Enter the default text for the attribute and right-click in the editor.
  • From the context menu select the function "Background mask" and set its parameters.
  • Finish the definition of the attribute (already masked) and save your block definition.
ACAD2010ACAD2009
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22.1.2010    32146×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2010 · AutoCAD 2009 ·

See also:
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.
Tip 12616:Att2elev - move block to elevation specified by its attribute.
Tip 12172:How to show or hide an object in all visibility states?
Tip 12150:How to update a block while keeping its attribute position and rotation?
Tip 11982:Creating table with parcel numbers and areas - AreaTab.


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