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    Default Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    Is there a way to insert a field that would show the drawing no, on layout tab name on the dwg.
    i have alot of viewports in one drawing and i want to rename layout tab name same as i write in layout.

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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    What is this drawing no? Is it a title block attribute? Could you attach a drawing as an example?
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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    DEAR Tom Beauford

    I HAVE ATTACHED THE TITLE BLOCK. PLEASE CHECK THE ATTACHED DWG.

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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    Problem is your DWG. No. is just text on a layout. It would be a different object on each layout. There's just no way to reliably reference it. There are several ways to do this that work very well.

    I would use Drawing Properties and the Express Tool menu => File Tools => Update Drawing Property Data. The Express Tool allows you to create & edit Templates you can add as many custom properties as you like along with defaults. After you can update the properties of the current drawing or a specified folder of drawing files. Then use a field in the template that references DWG. No., DRAWING TITLE, REV., DATE, etc... as custom properties instead of text.

    Curious as to why you wish to put the DWG. No. as part of the Layout name? Are the DWG. No's different for each layout?
    You say you have a lot of viewports, do you mean a lot of layouts or just one layout with a lot of viewports?

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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    Dear Tom thanx for reply. i have more then 50 layouts in one drawing. i have master key plan an i devide this into parts.
    therefor i want to make line between dwg no and layout name.
    i want, when i change dwg no automatically change layout name as will.
    is this possible with field.

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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    No two layouts can have the same name so the DWG. No. could only be part of the layout name. Still want to know why you would want the layout name to be the same as the DWG. No.? Just trying to figure out exactly what you want. There may be an easy way to get what you need. Layout names are typically descriptive of what's on the layout like 'Site Plan' or 'Details'.
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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    Quote Originally Posted by jamal491 View Post
    Dear Tom thanx for reply. i have more then 50 layouts in one drawing. i have master key plan an i devide this into parts.
    therefor i want to make line between dwg no and layout name.
    i want, when i change dwg no automatically change layout name as will.
    is this possible with field.

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    Is DWG. No. different for each layout? Wouldn't that be Sheet No? Instead of changing the DWG. No. change the layout name and use a field for the layout name in the drawing Field category => Other - SystemVariable - ctab. ctab is the current tab or layout.
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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    sheet set manager is the route to take on this. It gives you ONE place to manage sheet numbers and layout names, which can then be referenced by fields in your titleblock
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    Default Re: Field that would show the drawing no in same in layout tab

    Quote Originally Posted by cadtag View Post
    sheet set manager is the route to take on this. It gives you ONE place to manage sheet numbers and layout names, which can then be referenced by fields in your titleblock
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