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Registered: ‎03-22-2010
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Constraint based on attribute (text box) width?

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04-17-2012 02:26 PM

I'm doing new titleblocks for our office.


Is there a way to constrain a few objects to an attribute text box width?    I want the background box and line to stretch, based on what is typed in that attribute box.


I know that if I make the attribute, a multi-line attribute, I can add a backgroud mask.  I don't want to take this route, because the mask boundary varies, depending on what character is typed.  Also, there is a gap between the mask and line I would like to maintain.


I tried some constraint stuff, but all I seem to be able to constrain is the insertion point of the text box, and not the width grip...


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you.



Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-22-2010
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Re: Constraint based on attribute (text box) width?

04-18-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: sylvain_c

I guess what I'm trying to do here is to constrain objects to a text node (not the insertion point)... is that possible?


Whenever I select the horizontal constraint and want to select the node it tells me "invalid point" (i specified snap to node)...


Would a lisp routine help me with this?  If so, is it going to work on the seats that have AutoCAD LT installed?


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