Most of the time when placing text in your design file it would be manually placed and remain static. In some circumstances you can place tags that contain text that can be related to a title block. With the option of Text Fields you can physically connect the text you have placed with a property of either the Element, Model or File. This allows you to enter text that could be, for example, the measured area of a closed element or the modification date attached to the file property. Below you will find a number of procedures to assist with how you can place some of these different types of Text Fields.
The properties related to the elements with your design or reference file can be used to be displayed as text within the design. Any changes made to the properties of these elements would be automatically updated with the Text Field displaying that property. For example, if you placed a Text Field related to the area of a closed element and that area was modified then the values of the area would change also. The following screen capture shows all of the properties available for a closed element. These can be different depending on the type of element that has been selected.
These are the properties of the active model and can display information like the Name, Type, Description or possibly if the model is 2D or 3D or maybe a Sheet Model.
Properties of the active file can be used here like the Filename, Format, Date Created or maybe the Author of the design file.This information can be quite useful within the title block on a sheet boundary.
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