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HasanCAD

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Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« on: February 05, 2013, 06:44:27 AM »
Is there a way to replace attribute with text in attached DB?
To avoid editing the value.

bchapman

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 07:43:38 AM »
Try Mtext with field?

HasanCAD

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 07:47:49 AM »
Try Mtext with field?
Not working  :-(

bchapman

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 08:00:54 AM »
Strange... I got it to work... you may have to reselect your line.  I had to regen to see result.  Did notice the value I created is picking up from the block, rather than drawing coordinates... need to look more into that.
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HasanCAD

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 08:18:59 AM »
Note that the filed not showing the value for block reference in text and I want to read block position.

bchapman

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 08:46:08 AM »
Hmmm... I'll have to try tonight but maybe nesting the block inside another block you might find something in the block references that you could use or apply a formula to.  Seems like a long shot.

bchapman

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 10:01:48 AM »
Thought about this more. This might work:

create blocks out of points... put the points where you want (in this case I'd put the points on the end points of the lines), and then make the mtext field references the block's x/y values.  You'll have to add the points to your selections sets / sliders.

If you need I can give it a shot tonight.

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 10:40:46 AM »
Is there a way to replace attribute with text in attached DB?
To avoid editing the value.
are you worried about users editing the fields?  if so, then I have yet to find a better solution than to put "DO NOT EDIT" in the attribute's prompt that is using a field.  if they still edit anyway, then you have probable cause to question the literacy of the users.  ;)

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Re: Is there a way to replace attribute with text?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 10:49:59 AM »
Is there a way to replace attribute with text in attached DB?
To avoid editing the value.
are you worried about users editing the fields?  if so, then I have yet to find a better solution than to put "DO NOT EDIT" in the attribute's prompt that is using a field.  if they still edit anyway, then you have probable cause to question the literacy of the users.  ;)
Of course there is no one shall change that data by himself, But from previous experience, the new guys make fatal mistakes by accident. So I am trying to avoid that.