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Autofill AutoCAD Table Cells: Tuesday Tips With Heidi

Heidi Hewett
October 10, 2017

You may know you can create tables in your AutoCAD drawings, but do you know how flexible they are? For my next few Tuesday Tips, I’ll share some of my favorite hidden gems in AutoCAD Tables, starting with a trick to autofill cell contents!

Autofill AutoCAD Table Cells

You can quickly copy cell contents from a selected cell to adjacent cells by clicking the Autofill icon in the lower right corner of the cell and then dragging the cursor across the cells (rows or columns) and clicking in the last cell you want to fill. AutoCAD automatically copies the original contents to all those adjacent cells! And… it gets even better!

Autofill AutoCAD Table Cells

You can use the same process to automatically increment cell contents. Simply select two adjacent cells with the values to increment and use the Autofill grip to fill the remaining cells!

Autofill AutoCAD Table Cells

More Tuesday Tips

Check back in two weeks for info on changing your table’s direction, and don’t forget to check out the full Tuesday Tips series. Want more? Lynn Allen’s AutoCAD 2018 Tips & Tricks and The Best of Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks are available for download now!

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Heidi Hewett

Heidi Hewett has dedicated her career to educating people on the use of AutoCAD software. She began using AutoCAD as a student in 1986 and soon after earning her B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Heidi transitioned from an Autodesk customer to an Autodesk employee. During her career at Autodesk, Heidi has held a variety of positions including Product Support Technician, Training Specialist, and Senior Applications Engineer. In her current role as the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi assists the marketing team in developing and delivering technical marketing material for AutoCAD. She continues to educate Autodesk customers, partners, and employees through Webcasts, seminars, and her AutoCAD Insider blog. It is her passion for education that inspired Heidi to earn an M.S. in Technical Communication and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies.