Fields which were first introduced in AutoCAD 2005 have gotten a little more muscle with AutoCAD 2006. With the introduction of Dynamic Blocks and Formulas for Tables there were bound to be some improvements in this area. Below is a summary of the new Fields that are now available in AutoCAD 2006 over what was already available in AutoCAD 2005.
A place holder for a value that is populated with the corresponding property after the block has been inserted into a drawing. The Block Reference properties that are available are: Block Unit, Color, Layer, Linetype, Linetype scale, Lineweight, Name, Object name, Plot style, Position, Rotation, Scale X, Scale Y, Scale Z and Unit Factor.
Returns the category property for the sheet.
Returns the purpose property for the sheet.
Returns the revision number property for the sheet.
Returns the project milestone property for the sheet set.
Returns the project name property for the sheet set.
Returns the project number property for the sheet set.
Returns the project phase property for the sheet set.
A formula in a field is similar to that in MS Excel. You are able to do mathematic operations (add, subtract, multiply…), Sum, Count, Average and reference other Cell values.