About Sheet Label Blocks and Callout Blocks

About Sheet Label Blocks and Callout Blocks

Create Callout Blocks and Label Blocks (Advanced)

If you create a block to be used as a callout block or label block in a sheet set,
you can use a placeholder field to display information such as view title or sheet
number. The callout or label block must be defined in a DWG or DWT file that is specified
in the Sheet Set Properties dialog box. Later, you can insert the callout or label
block from a shortcut menu on the Sheet Views tab in the Sheet Set Manager.

For the field to display the correct information about a view or sheets on which you
later insert it, the field must be included within a block attribute, not text, when
you define the block. To create the block attribute definition, insert a placeholder
field as the value, select the Preset option, and specify a tag.

NOTE: If you create your own label blocks and callout blocks, set any attribute definitions
to Preset to avoid prompts when placing these blocks in a drawing.

  • Add label blocks to views. With the Sheet Set Manager, you can label views and details automatically as you
    place them. Labels contain data associated with the referenced view.

  • Add callout blocks to views. Callout blocks is the term for the symbols that reference other sheets. Callout blocks have many
    industry-specific names such as reference tags, detail keys, detail makers, building
    section keys, and so on. Callout blocks contain data associated with the sheet and
    view that are referenced.

    NOTE: When you place a callout block with fields or a view on a sheet, make sure that the
    current layer is unlocked.

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