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Dynamic annotation on dynamic blocks.

A - answer Since AutoCAD 2006 you can use dynamic blocks with attributes containing computed (dynamic) text (content).

In the dynamic block editor (BEDIT) use the "Define attribute" icon (or the ATTDEF command) and in the attribute value definition click on the icon "Insert field". In the field category select Object > BlockPlaceholder and in the properties list select the requested (watched) geometrical property of the block. You can add more parameters to the properties list (including lookup parameters) with the Parameter function (BPARAMETER) in the block editor. Such user defined named parameter will be added to the block properties list. You can also define the display format for the computed attribute.

After you insert the block this attribute (text field) will be dynamically updated on any edit of the block reference which changes its geometric properties. (use ATTSYNC to update existing block references)

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applies to: AutoCAD 2006 ·

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 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.
Tip 12616:Att2elev - move block to elevation specified by its attribute.
Tip 12271:Sheet set - how to add custom parameters, individual to each sheet?


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