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Auto-text within drawing window

Anonymous
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Is there a way to have a piece of text be automated to the ID of the drawing you are currently drawing? For example, I'm drawing up a detail and I want a piece of text that in my layout that will point me to the correct worksheet by the ID of that worksheet. See attached image.
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Bruce
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No, you can't specifically do that, however you can select a placed drawing on a layout and make it an autotext reference.

Right-click on a placed drawing, choose "Set as Autotext Reference"
Now when you choose the Autotext option in your text block, there are numerous options to place under the "Reference for "[drawing you set]"" section. Refer attached images.

However, could you expand on the reason why you want to do this? There may be another way, depending on your reasons.
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Bruce
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Autotext options
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Bruce Walker
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Bruce
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It could be you are trying to figure out where a drawing originates (e.g. you find a drawing on a layout, but don't know where it comes from).

If you are working in a single file, this is simple: you can either right-click on the drawing in question, and select "Open source View", or you can open its settings and look at the view path ("ARCHICAD view")
Bruce Walker
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Anonymous
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Yes I'm trying to place a piece of text that will point you to where the drawing is located in the navigator. I am trying to have it there so when looking at a print out you know quickly where to go. If there isn't a way to have an automated text I will place text that will manually be filled in.

Thanks.

Bruce
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Although it's not available in Autotext, there should be a way to do this with GDL. However, a quick look through the GDL reference guide, and the closest I can find is "ac_drawingName" - which I don't think is quite what you need.

Is anyone else aware of a GDL command that will return the ID &/or Name of the view for a placed drawing?

The only other thing I can think of is to create a Drawing Index schedule...but that's more like a list that you would have separately, than including on individual layotus.
Bruce Walker
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https://www.mindmeister.com/65450406
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