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, AutoCAD provides a few special text objects.

In this chapter, you’ll look at fields and tables, two features that can help automate some of the common tasks in AutoCAD. Fields are a special type of text that can automatically update to reflect changes in a drawing. The Table feature helps to automate the process of creating and editing tables and schedules. Tables are a common part of technical drawings and are similar to spreadsheets. In fact, AutoCAD tables behave much like spreadsheets, ...

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