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Dynamic label of 3D coordinates.

A - answer Using automatic text fields referencing the properties of a block reference, you can create a 3D block with a dynamic label of the X/Y/Z coordinate of its insertion point. So you can easily dimension "ordinate" points in 3D - e.g. corner points on your 3D model.

An example of such block can be downloaded from the Block Library - Block 22452: XYZlabel.dwg. When pasted with the appropriate 3D osnap modes, the block will display the values of the individual components of the insertion point coordinate - X, Y and Z (in the planes of that component coordinate).

An example:

To update the listed coordinates after a subsequent move of the block reference, you may need to perform the UPDATEFIELD command or a quick save of your DWG drawing (QSAVE, Ctrl+S), not just a REGEN (if you don't use a 2D Wireframe viewport).
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See also:
Tip 13938:ModDXF - utility for bulk modification/display of internal DXF properties in DWG entities.
Tip 13006:Calculated property descriptions (tobogan slide from floor to floor)
Tip 12914:Geo2GPS - GPS or UTM coordinates or web map from any coordinate of an AutoCAD DWG.
Tip 11625:Measure lengths along a curve - points in given distances.
Tip 9829:DrGrid - parametric grid for AutoCAD drawings.


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