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Drawing texts driven by database contents.

A - answer The dbConnect function, available in AutoCAD since version 2000 (formerly ASE), can easily insert drawing texts which change according to the contents of an external database.

Run dbConnect (Ctrl+6), connect to your database (data source - SQL, MS Access/MDB, dBase, ODBC, etc.) and set the label template (text size, justification, etc.). Then you can insert either Attached labels (by objects) or Freestanding labels (MTexts controlled by the database) linked to the selected records of your database tables. On any change in the external database also the drawing contents (labels) will be changed - see the DBCRELOADLABELS command.

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See also:
Tip 6366:Inserting and updating time and date in an AutoCAD drawing.
Tip 5976:Keyboard shortcuts defined in AutoCAD.
Tip 2822:How to control DbConnect from the command line or from a script?
Tip 1653:dBconnect labels move slightly when exported to R14 format drawing.

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