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CAD tip CAD tip # 9425:

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Link/copy two or more texts in an AutoCAD drawing.

A - answer With the freeware utility CADstudio LinkText you can link two or multiple texts in a DWG drawing. Any change of the contents of the source text will be reflected to the target text. Use it for legends, standard legal disclaimers or other boiler-plate repeating texts.

You can also link multiple objects of the type Text (single-line text) or MText (paragraph text), including the option of adding delimiters/suffixes. The resulting text can be either written into a selected predefined text object (a template text), or it is created as a new MText in a window specified by two corners. You can also copy the text contents to another layout (which is quite difficult to achieve with plain FIELDs).

A sample video:

You can download the LinkText tool from Download and load it with APPLOAD.

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30.8.2013    17516×  

See also:
Tip 13000:Labels of dimensional parameter values in dynamic blocks (parameters->attributes)
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.
Tip 11794:Undocumented code in field expression - MText contents without control characters.
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 10324:Commenting models in A360 Team.

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