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    Default Linking Drawing Properties with attributes

    How do I Link a title block attributes with the Drawing Properties dialog box? This allows for titleblocks in multiple sheet layouts to be edited at one time. Pleae advise. Thanks

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    Default Re: Linking Drawing Properties with attributes

    I would typically use FIELDs for this, but, I typically associate my drawings to Sheet Sets and get the properties from there (such as the name of the project).

    It seems that you should be able to use the file properties in the same way, but, I've just tried it out and can't quite seem to make it work...
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    Default Re: Linking Drawing Properties with attributes

    Thank you for your responce, I was able to find the way to do this through one of Ellen Finkelstien's older tips. Very similar to what you were trying to do.

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    Wanderer

    That screen shot looks like XP - I'm able to do this with fields in Win7 and used to be able to do it in earlier versions of CAD with XP. But at some point Adesk updated the DWGProps to work better with Vista's NTFS version, and that created problems with XP.

    That's why in XP (with current versions of AutoCAD installed) if you do Properties you can see two Details tabs, one grayed out (which is updatable via DWGProps in Acad, and one that can be edited outside of CAD, and show very different information.

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    Default Re: Linking Drawing Properties with attributes

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    Wanderer

    That screen shot looks like XP - I'm able to do this with fields in Win7 and used to be able to do it in earlier versions of CAD with XP. But at some point Adesk updated the DWGProps to work better with Vista's NTFS version, and that created problems with XP.

    That's why in XP (with current versions of AutoCAD installed) if you do Properties you can see two Details tabs, one grayed out (which is updatable via DWGProps in Acad, and one that can be edited outside of CAD, and show very different information.
    Ah... my IT department strikes again (my machine came with Windows 7, but, they took it off and put XP on. Yak.

    I had the drawing properties added to the file through explorer.

    Out of curiosity I might try this again when I get home to my Win7 machine.
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