Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

Today we learn how to quickly create title blocks in AutoCAD.

Create your title block using rectangles and lines. For the Company, Draughtsman and Date use the Mtext command.

AutoCAD-Mtext-Command Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

For the next line of text use the define attribute command.

Define-Atributes Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

The attribute definition dialog box looks like this. Type in your tag. This cannot have any spaces in it. Type in a prompt to remind the cad operator what information needs to be populated.

You can then have a default value here which is static or you can leave it blank and have the value change for each drawing that you create.

AutoCAD-Attribute-Definition Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

Next to default you will also see a button on the right that allows you to insert Fields. This will allow you to automatically insert information like the date.

AutoCAD-Field-Dialog-Box Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

AutoCAD-Field-Dialog-Box-2 Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

AutoCAD-Field-Dialog-Box-3 Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

The text circled in red is the attributes. The last one , date, is a field attribute.

Once you have got to this stage you will then create a block out of everything.

  • Click on the create block button

Create-Title-Block-in-AutoCAD Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

  • Then you will fill in all the details

Title-block-definition-in-AutoCAD Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

  • Click on OK.

If you delete the block you can bring it back in using the insert block button.

Insert-Title-block-in-AutoCAD Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

Once you insert the block this dialog box will pop up.

AutoCAD-Title-Block-Attributes Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

You can see that there are a few dash lines next to date. This tells us that it is a field and will be automatically populated so we do not need to worry about that.

The next two lines you will see need to be populated.

AutoCAD-Title-Block-Edit-Attributes Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

AutoCAD-Title-Block Create Title Blocks in AutoCAD

You have now created your title block.

By |2017-05-24T12:12:49+00:00March 20th, 2015|

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I am an Autodesk Application Engineer in the manufacturing space for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. My role is to focus on support and training. My speciality is Inventor, Autodesk Vault and AutoCAD. Over the last 16 years in the Autodesk Channel I have also added AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Plant and iLogic to my support and training portfolio. -Solutions Consultant/Engineer-