Subject: Defining attributes



You add an attribute to a drawing by first defining it and then saving it as part of a block definition. To define an attribute, you specify the characteristics of the attri­bute, including its name, prompt, and default value; the location and text formatting; and optional modes (hidden, fixed, validate, predefined, and locked).        

To define an attribute          

Advanced experience level

   1   Do one of the following to choose Define Attributes ():

   On the ribbon, choose Insert > Define Attributes (in Block Definition).

   On the menu, choose Draw > Block > Define Attributes.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Define Attributes tool.

   Type ddattdef and then press Enter.

   2   In the Define Attribute dialog box, type the name, prompt, and default value.

   3   Under Insert Coordinates, specify the location of the attribute, or click Select to select a point in the drawing.

   4   Under Attribute Flags, select the optional attribute modes.

   5   Under Text, specify the text characteristics.

   6   To add the attribute to the drawing, do one of the following:

   Click Define to add the attribute and keep the dialog box active so you can define another attribute.

   Click Define And Exit to add the attribute and end the command.

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