Chapter 15

Working with Data

The AutoCAD® 2014 program has several features that allow you to manipulate data within your drawings. (Please note that AutoCAD® LT doesn’t support these features.) In this chapter, you’ll begin by geolocating project geometry. Then you will define attributes within a block definition in order to store nongraphical data. You’ll proceed to enter values in several block references, and then you’ll create a table to organize and display this data on a drawing layout. The data shown in the table will be a mixture of static text and dynamically linked fields that display textual information in modelspace. After creating this complex data-management system, you’ll change one of the attribute’s values and watch as the fields ...

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