CADDManager on September 15th, 2009

Tables are not very widely adopted by AutoCAD users but your standard needs to address them.

They include text objects – so I include this discussion here…
Are you going to use them?
Do you develop standard Tables?
Can users create their own?

Define the items that need input or save them as a Table Style.  Go through the General, Text and Border tabs and define what your standards will be.


Here are some tutorials collect by CADDigest from the net.

Save Table Templates – AutoCAD methods includes using table styles through design center, DWT, WBLOCK, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Jan 18, 2009

Creating Legends Using TABLE Command – using AutoCAD for preparing legends for drawings with letterheads, more, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 16, 2009

The Best Table in the House – linking Excel spreadsheet to AutoCAD 2008 table, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2008

Tables Revisited Circa 2009 – creating table styles, inserting table, modifying existing table in AutoCAD 2009, Micheal Beall, CADTutor, Aug 18, 2008

Right-Click Editing: Tables – insert Excel-like formulas, merge cells in AutoCAD tables, Lazy Drafter, Josh Jones, Aug 19, 2008

Your Table is Waiting – linking Excel spreadsheet data into AutoCAD table, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Aug 1, 2008

And one from –

Try this animation from Autodesk on AutoCAD 2008

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