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Fields

MouseOK    Ribbon: Insert – Data >  Field

MouseOK    Menu: Insert –  Field…

MouseOK    Text format dialog:

MouseOK    Context menu of Text and Multiline text: Insert field

MouseOK    Attribute definition dialog:

MouseOK    Attribute redefinition dialog:

KeyboardOK Command line: FIELD

Field is special object that contains properties of other object (primitive, file, document, etc.). Field can be updated automatically as the field value changes. Field can be inserted to text, multiline text, block attribute.

Note: Field value displays with grey background, but background does not appear in print.

 

Note: A field without value display like (----).

 

FIELD command creates a multiline text object with only one field. Command opens Field dialog box. Set field type and format at the dialog. Then specify start point to insert the field. Field assigned the current text style.

Field can be inserted in text and multiline text through Insert field… in context menu and in attribute definition, in multiline text through the  button.

Field” dialog box

Fields vary in type. Field types are divided into categories. Available field types are shown in Field names list. Field category is filter for Field names list.

Often field shows the property of any text object. Available formats for text fields: Uppercase, Lowercase, First capital, Title case, and none if you don’t need to change text format in field.

Field can show the numeric value of the property. For example, polyline area: select Object field name from Objects category.

 

Then click  button and select needed polyline. Select Area property format and presition.

Named object field from Objects category displays names of blocks, views, dimension styles, layers, text styles, linetype styles.

Note: ##### symbols show fields of deleted objects.

Some fields can be context-depended, their value depends on context location – bookmark sheet name, name of plotter for different sheets.

Contextual fields in blocks and external references are not updated when you insert them into a drawing, the field displays the last cached value. Therefore, if you want to use a contextual field in a block, you must insert the field as an attribute.

Fields Categories and Types

All objects are divided into field categories: Date & Time, Document, Plot, Other, Objects. All category shows fields of all categories.

Date & Time:

Create Date

Date and time of the file creation.

Date

Current date and time.

Plot Date

Date and time of the last print.

Save Date

Date and time of the last save.

 

Document:

Author

Author from file properties.

Comments

Comments from file properties.

CustomProperty

Value of custom property from file properties.

Filename

The name of drawing file.

Filesize

The size of the last saved version of drawing.

HyperlinkBase

Hyperlink base from file properties.

Keywords

Keywords from file properties.

LastSavedBy

Author of the last save.

Subject

Subject from file properties.

Title

Title from file properties.

 

Plot:

DeviceName

Name of device for layout plot.

Login

Login of current user.

PageSetupName

Name of page setup for layout.

PaperSize

Paper format.

PlotDate

The date and time of the last plot.

PlotOrientation

Orientation of paper.

PlotScale

Plot scale for layout.

PlotStyleTable

The name of plot style table.

 

Other:

DieselExpression

Value of Diesel expression.

SystemVariable

Value of system variable.

 

Objects:

NamedObject

Name of named object: layer, style, etc.

Object

Value of primitive property.

Formula

Math expression, may contain other fields.

 

SheetSet Cathegory:

CurrentSheetCustom

Value of additional property of the current sheet

CurrentSheetDescription

Description in the Sheet group of properties

CurrentSheetIssuePurpose

Purpose in theSheet properties

CurrentSheetNumber

Number in the Sheet properties

CurrentSheetNumberAndTitle

Combination of Number and Title of sheet

CurrentSheetRevisionDate

Revision date in the sheet properties

CurrentSheetRevisionNumber

Revision number in the sheet properties

CurrentSheetSet

Name in the Sheet Set Properties

CurrentSheetSetCategory

Category in the sheet properties

CurrentSheetSetCustom

Value of a Sheet Set Custom Property

CurrentSheetSetCustomerFullName

Customer full name of the current sheet set

CurrentSheetSetCustomerShortName

Customer short name of the current sheet set

CurrentSheetSetDescription

Description in the Sheet Set properties group

CurrentSheetSetObjectName

Object name of the current sheet set

CurrentSheetSetOrganizationName

Organization name of sheet set

CurrentSheetSetProjectMilestone

Project milestone in the Project Control group

CurrentSheetSetProjectName

Project name in the Project Control group

CurrentSheetSetProjectNumber

Project number in the Project Control group

CurrentSheetSetProjectPhase

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