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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.
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applies to: AutoCAD 2010 · AutoCAD 2009 ·

See also:
Tip 13522:LookupXLS - populating DWG texts from Excel spreadsheets.
Tip 13340:Where is a given font used in my drawing?
Tip 13337:How to select blocks by attribute values? (SelByAttr)
Tip 13220:RangeSel - select blocks by the range of their attribute values
Tip 13156:Insert or update a specific block from another DWG drawing.


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