Chapter 13: Using Attributes

Early in this book, you learned how to create blocks, which are assemblies of AutoCAD objects. Blocks enable you to form parts or symbols that can be easily reproduced. Furniture, bolts, doors, and windows are a few common items that you can create with blocks. Whole rooms and appliances can also be made into blocks. There is no limit to a block’s size.

AutoCAD also offers a feature called attributes that allows you to store text information as a part of a block. For example, you can store the material specifications for a bolt or other mechanical part that you’ve converted into a block. If your application is architecture, you can store the material, hardware, and dimensional information for a door or window that ...

Get Mastering: AutoCAD® 2011 and AutoCAD LT® 2011 now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.