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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 9. Using Dynamic Blocks and Tables

  • Adding block attributes

  • Calculating area

  • Adding fields as attributes

  • Creating dynamic blocks

  • Creating tables

In Chapter 7, you explored creating and using blocks to combine separate objects into a single, complex object to aid in selecting objects and editing properties. Chapter 8 covered the addition of text into drawings. In this chapter, you will expand your knowledge of blocks and use text inside blocks and tables to display information about specific features of the drawing.

The blocks you've worked with have been static collections of objects that you have inserted throughout your drawing as doors or windows. Each instance of the same block was visually identical to the others, and you were able to scale ...

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