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Custom Properties for Sheet Sets
Tip# 3596 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 13-Mar-2011
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Categories : Sheet Sets
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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Copy and paste new fields into attributes.

Frequent tipster Leonid Nemirovsky sends us another sheet set tip for use in AutoCAD. This one allows you to create custom data fields that can be referenced in your files.

"This tip is an example to use with sheet sets. In this instance, see code:
%<AcSm Database("P:W3X444004000700CADD740WORKPR-FCPRIEST RAPIDS SPILLWAY PRELIMINARY.DST").SheetSet("gA3A31D18-BF86-4F4A-9BC9-26645AE30081").SUBMITTAL DATE f "%tc4">%
"I set up Submittal Date in my Sheet Set Custom Properties so that it can be set inside the Sheet Set Manager to any date. You can create something similar (other than Submittal Date) and insert it into one of your blocks to an appropriate attribute. Right-click and you will see something similar to the picture below. Highlight the text in the bottom left corner, copy, and now you can paste it into the proper block attribute as many times as needed."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: Sheet sets are one of the most useful document management tools available in AutoCAD. Use them to manage your drawing files, to create new files based on a template, and to manage titles, drawing numbers, and even custom properties. In this tip Len shows us how to quickly copy and paste a new field into an attribute. You can add sheet set information into any form of text: multi-line text, single-line text, dimensions, leaders, and attributes. While editing the text, right-click and select the Field option, or press Ctrl + F while in the text editor. Select the sheet set option, then choose from the multitude of options available. Pick one of the Custom options to get to your custom properties.


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