AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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Editting item text within an associative array

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01-29-2013 11:16 AM

Hello, I'm new to AutoCad, using Mac 2012, and I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the associative array feature. I usually use 2011 for Windows where it is much easier to edit and isolate a specific item within an array. I am ccurently working on an assignment that involves array arrows with numbers above each of them around a circle. Once I have arrayed the arrow with the numbers above each, I am asked to edit each number individually. Unfortunately, when I try eo edit the source objects of the array, and I enter the command DDEDIT, I am allowed to edit the text, but then it simply applies my change to every other item within the array. Any idea as to how I would go about editting the text of only a single item within the array? Any help would be grealty appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Editting item text within an associative array

01-29-2013 12:55 PM in reply to:

Do you really need associative array? If you don't need all items in array tied to each other, then you can simply explode array after creation (or use Classic array command - it is the feature of AC 2012 for Mac with Update 1 installed).
Then you can edit each text object individually.
Maybe it worth to try to use attribute definition instead of text object and create block from it before creating array.



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