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Single Attributes in multiple text

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02-22-2012 04:55 AM

I wonder if this is possible.

 

In my title block I have a attribute with the name project_Number. Now what I want to do is the following. When I edit my block with the project number. The project number should automatically be added to a text box without me typing in the project number twice.

 

E.g.. This Drawing is part of the consulting services provided for Project[Project_Number] and may not be used or applied for any other purpose without prior consultation.

 

in other word the project number should be reference in the text box from the attribute. Is this possible???

Hi All

 

autodesk was able to give me a solution that works perfect 

 

You can insert Attribute as a field in Mtext object.

1. Create an attribute
2. Start the Mtext command > while Mtext is still active, click on Field in Ribbon Insert panel
3. Field dialog > under Field names: select "Object" > at Object type: click the Select Object button and select the attribute > under Property select "Prompt" > OK to close Field dialog.
Result: Attribute is inserted as a field in Mtext.

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Re: Single Attributes in multiple text

02-22-2012 07:52 AM in reply to: FlippiedB

it would be much simpler in the long run for both locations to use a field pointing to either a value in DWGPROPS (less ideal) or a ProjectNumber in Sheet Set Manager (ideal). 

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Re: Single Attributes in multiple text

02-22-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: JGerth

thanx

 

the sheetset manager works perfect. but our company don't use the sheet set manager. i'll try to convience them by doing so but in the meantime im trying to explore other ideas.

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Re: Single Attributes in multiple text

02-22-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: FlippiedB

Placeholder field?

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Re: Single Attributes in multiple text

03-09-2012 12:26 AM in reply to: FlippiedB

Hi All

 

autodesk was able to give me a solution that works perfect 

 

You can insert Attribute as a field in Mtext object.

1. Create an attribute
2. Start the Mtext command > while Mtext is still active, click on Field in Ribbon Insert panel
3. Field dialog > under Field names: select "Object" > at Object type: click the Select Object button and select the attribute > under Property select "Prompt" > OK to close Field dialog.
Result: Attribute is inserted as a field in Mtext.

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Re: Single Attributes in multiple text

01-02-2013 06:10 AM in reply to: FlippiedB

I am doing this in AutoCAD Mechanical 2012... This how I am doing it:

 

1. Creating an attribute on a layer that does not plot.

2. In my MTEXT, right clicking and selecting "Insert Field" from drop down menu.

3. Under "Field names:" select "Object"

4. For "Object Type" I am picking the attribute.

5. Under "Property:" I am selecting "Value"

 

The default value should show up in the "Preview" column.

 

6. Then just hit "OK"

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Re: Single Attributes in multiple text

01-02-2013 06:51 AM in reply to: zerogtravel

previous doesn't work in a block....

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