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Part file location in title block?

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andrewmmccallum

Hello,

I’m trying to save myself a bit of time and was wondering if it is possible to have part of the file location displayed in the title block?

The current title block we are using shows the full file location of the drawing but I was wondering if it is possible to show only part of this?

The reason I am asking is that when a project progresses to the next stage we have to go through each drawing and change the status to warrant, tender, construction etc. so I am looking for a way that this can be done automatically and I was thinking if only part of the file location could be used this process could be done by simply moving the drawings to the next folder? Our projects folders are split down in to subfolders for planning, warrant, tender etc. which corresponds with the status field on your layout. So instead of having to update this status manually every time the project progresses this would update to the folder that the drawings are in.

Example:

I:\Projects\## - Project Title\Drawings\Construction\Ground Floor Plan.dwg

Am trying to get the "Construction" folder to display in the status field on the layout.

I hope this makes some sort of sense and someone knows what i am trying to get at. If there is another way to achieve what I am looking for all suggestions are welcome.

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Dadgad

Welcome to CADTutor. :)

 

That is an interesting idea.

 

Here is another one http://www.lee-mac.com/macatt.html

 

Lee Mac's got you covered. Thanks Lee! :beer:

 

It will change attributes without even opening the drawings.

 

He also has Batch Find & Replace, http://www.lee-mac.com/bfind.html

 

not sure which might work best for you, check them out.

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Welcome to CADTutor. :)

 

That is an interesting idea.

 

Here is another one http://www.lee-mac.com/macatt.html

 

Lee Mac's got you covered. Thanks Lee! :beer:

 

It will change attributes without even opening the drawings.

 

He also has Batch Find & Replace, http://www.lee-mac.com/bfind.html

 

not sure which might work best for you, check them out.

 

but only if you are running full AutoCAD. The OP has LT so can't use LISP.

I think it can be done with a diesel expression in the field ddata but I have had very limited success in getting the middle part of a field.

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