Find out how to add Meta information to your AutoCAD DWG Files with ‘Propulate’
Did you ever realise that you can add additional information to your DWG files that can be referenced inside and outside of AutoCAD?
The command is ‘DWGPROPS‘
You can add additional Meta information such as a Title, Subject, Author, Key words and comments. You can also add Custom properties such as the Drawing number, title and revision.
Even with AutoCAD closed you can right click on a drawing file in Windows explorer to see the information you’ve added. This could help you find the file you are looking for when searching for data with Windows explorer.
Back Inside AutoCAD Again…
You can refer to these properties inside AutoCAD using Fields, in Text, Mtext or Block attributes.
Like the idea, but think it will be too much bother?
Here’s a great tutorial on using the AutoCAD express tool ‘PROPULATE’ to quickly add meta information and custom properties to multiple documents, from Jimmy Bergmark of the JTBworld Blog.
‘If you want to work with DWG properties inside and outside of AutoCAD learn how to use Propulate as it will automate the work to update these properties.’