CHAPTER 15 Working with Data

The AutoCAD® program has several features that allow you to manipulate data within your drawings. (Please note that the AutoCAD® LT program 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 model space. After creating this complex data management system, you’ll change one of the attribute’s values and watch ...

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