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srksphillips posted a topic in AutoCAD Drawing Management & OutputLast week I created a dynamic block that contained Text objects (with inserted Fields) that displayed each Text Object's position within the Block. In other words, my Text objects displayed their own X or Y position as relevant. I had re-opened the drawing several times that day and everything worked fine. I opened the file today and all the fields contain ######. DYNAMIC BLOCK USE: Dynamic map grid DESCRIPTION: Combines a Linear Parameter with an Array Action that arrays the grid lines and their position labels. Once the block is setup it is exploded and regenerated - the labels then display their positions within the drawing. FIELD CONTENTS: Each grid label is a field that looks at its own Text Alignment X or Y position. I set this up by copying and pasting a Field Expression into the formula entry area. As you cannot select the Text Object you are currently in, I used dummy text fields to find the Field Expression I needed for the desired Text Object. Does anyone know why my dynamic blocks work fine one day and not the next - this has happened for some of my other dynamic blocks. When you edit the fields the formulas have gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance.
Hi, CAD noob here. I use AutoCAD MEP 2013 and am trying to get some sort of text field that is linked to other text fields for our title block at my work. So, when we type in the project number, the project number updates across all paper space tabs. Same for Drawn By initials, Checked By, etc. Can anyone help with this? I have been looking into text fields but when I put one in and try to edit it (double click, select) it just deletes the field when I try to type into it. I guess I just don't know how to use text fields and have never been trained. Would greatly appreciate the help, I have spent hours on this with no success. Thank you