CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products [www.cadforum.cz]
Cesky English Deutsch
Login/Register:
 Visitors: 2487 

CAD tip CAD tip # 8281:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

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.

ACADLT
100% *  CAD 
23.10.2011    13382×  
Prices - CAD eShop:
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 12470:A table with calculated expressions is suddenly dead, doesn't calculate and update.
Tip 11994:How to scale a 3D model to a given size in Fusion 360?
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.


Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks



Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   



Featuring:
Export 3D VRML scenes from AutoCAD and Inventor
VRMLout More info


Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.
TOPlist