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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011 by Elliot Gindis

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Chapter 18 Attributes

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Learning Objectives

In this chapter we introduce and thoroughly cover the concept of Attributes. We specifically discuss

  • The purpose of attributes

  • Defining attributes

  • Editing attributes and properties

  • Extracting data from attributes

  • Invisible attributes

By the end of the chapter you will be well versed in applying this critical concept to your design work.

Estimated time for completion of chapter: 1–2 hours.

18.1 Introduction to Attributes

Attributes is an important advanced topic. An attribute is defined in AutoCAD as information inside a block. The key words here are information and block. You can have ...

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