Chapter 10 Using Fields and Tables

Adding text to a set of drawings can become a large part of your work. You’ll find that you’re editing notes and labels almost as frequently as you’re editing the graphics in your drawings. To make some of those editing tasks easier, the AutoCAD® 2017 software provides a few special text objects.

In this chapter, we’ll look at fields and tables, two features that can help automate some of the most common tasks in AutoCAD.

Fields are a special type of text object that can automatically update to reflect changes in the drawing. The Table feature is a tool that helps automate the process of creating and editing tables and schedules. Tables are a common part of technical drawings and are similar to spreadsheets. ...

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