Inserting Fields

You can add Fields to annotations. Use Fields to update visible information such as modification date, drawing name, and author. For example, with Fields you can keep text in title blocks accurate.

Fields are updated automatically when you save, print, or rebuild drawings.

You can update Fields in annotations manually with the RebuildField command.

To insert Fields:

  1. Click Insert > Field (or type Field).
  2. In the dialog box, specify the Field to insert:
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the graphics area, specify the insertion point of the Field.

You can add Fields to Notes and SimpleNotes, and you can use Field names as default values for BlockAttribute definitions. You cannot use Fields in Tolerances. To insert a Field, click the Field button when you create a Note or SimpleNote, or when you specify a default value for BlockAttributes.

Note: The Field command uses the current TextStyle and text size.


Command: Field

Menu: Insert > Field

Related Topics

Updating Field Information

Viewing and Editing Drawing File Properties