I have a TitleBlock "ACADE_TITLE", using WD_TB attribute to uptdate my automatic fields : TIME = PLOTTIME ; DATE = PLOTDATE etc...
All are working but PLOTDATE / TIME.
When updating, ACE doesn't care TIME and DATE, even though he cares the other unchanged attributes.
I also tried *project*.wdt, but i am not sure ACE read it when update.
See appendix to see my title block.
Could you help me please ? Thanks
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Did you try using Plot Project and then see if this value changed?
It appears this is only updated when the Plot Project is run:
At least that is how I read this.
Hope this helps.
current date (MMD:YY format)
current date (YY:MMD format)
current date (YYYY:MMD format)
This is for 2012 not sure about earlier versions.
I have same PLOT YMD combinations as you do with my 2009 version.
Actually, this is not really an important issue.
I'd rather use YYYYMMDD
Thanks for your help
I'd just like to add that you can always use a FIELD as an attribute text. Plotdate/time is a field that AutoCAD (Electrical also) updates automatically when a drawing is plotted. No matter hoe one plots the drawing (manually, Plot Project etc.)
You are reaviling an interesting point.
I remember using LISP expression in some of my title block's fields (have a search "tbnp.lsp" for next and previous sheet on this forum, this was brought by dougmcalexander)...
In the " _Field" command, i found the many date formats, where highlighted "DateTracé" means "PlottingDate". Then with dd/MM/YYYY format, i find the expression :
%<\AcVar PlotDate \f "dd/MM/yyyy">%.
So i will soon try in my WD_TB :
DATE = %<\AcVar PlotDate \f "dd/MM/yyyy">%
You don't have to put that in the WD_TB attribute or WDT-file. Just insert the field in the drawing template (dwt-file), and it will be a part of all new drawings.
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