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Modified drawing name as an automatic field.

A - answer If you want to insert a text in your drawing (e.g. to the title block) which contains a manipulated name of the current drawing file - e.g. the filename left-trimmed or right-trimmed at a number of characters, you can use a combination of Diesel expressions in an automatic text field (e.g. with the FIELD command).

Some examples:

Drawing file name, no path, from the 3rd character (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):

Drawing file name, no path, no extension (4 characters), right-trimmed at another 3 characters (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):
Beginning of the drawing path (12 characters), ellipsis, first 8 characters of the drawing file name (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):
Path without the disk letter and the drawing file name, all converted to uppercase (paste as a Diesel expression to a Diesel-type field):
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See also:
Tip 13006:Calculated property descriptions (tobogan slide from floor to floor)
Tip 13000:Labels of dimensional parameter values in dynamic blocks (parameters->attributes)
Tip 12837:RenameCSV - rename layers, blocks, layouts, views, linetypes using Excel tables
Tip 12790:Centered dynamic label (e.g. area label).
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.

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