Fields in AutoCAD drawings can save an incredible amount of time by adding intelligence and doing the heavy lifting for you. It’s handy because a field in text will display the data that may change throughout the lifecycle of the drawing and automatically update the information.
But where to start with AutoCAD fields? Here are some great resources to make your “fields of dreams” (thanks to Lynn Allen for coining the phrase!) a reality in AutoCAD.
- Build Your AutoCAD IQ! Beyond the Basics: Working With Fields in AutoCAD 2017
Autodesk’s Volker Cocco and Ryan Bales host the popular Build Your AutoCAD IQ webinars. In this hour-long presentation, they demonstrate how you can use fields to display static or dynamic text data.
- AutoCAD Tip: Fields of AutoCAD Dreams
In this five-minute video, Lynn Allen takes you step-by-step and demonstrates how easy it is to create and use fields.
- Adding Intelligence to Drawing Using Fields in AutoCAD
Jaiprakash Pandey contributed an in-depth article about fields on Engineering.com. Check out a variety of methods to create and enter fields for a wide-range of situations.
- AutoCAD Fields Forever
In this article, Sam Lucido shares the “most common uses and some hints and tips on how you can eliminate a little bit of stress in your daily life of CAD and design.” We could all use more of that!
- Autodesk Knowledge Network
The Autodesk Knowledge Network provides a good deal of articles and tips for fields. You can start with “To Insert Fields in AutoCAD Text” and follow the many related tasks, from inserting fields in attributes to selecting a project field.