Chapter 12 Using Attributes

Earlier in this book, you learned how to create blocks, which are assemblies of objects in the AutoCAD® 2017 program. 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, which 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 ...

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