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CAD tip CAD tip # 12790:

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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:

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6.11.2020    30889×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · AutoCAD Map 3D · Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 14039:How to display the total volume or surface of 3D solids in DWG?
Tip 13760:Parametric text content in Fusion 360 sketches (and models).
Tip 13587:Dynamic label of 3D coordinates.
Tip 13426:Use of alternative units for arithmetic in dimensions (without square brackets).
Tip 13000:Labels of dimensional parameter values in dynamic blocks (parameters->attributes)

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