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Jan 29, 2013

I have created a rectangle whose length changes.The value of the paameter "Dist1" is this length field that I associate to the attribute value. Basically, echo length from Dist1 into the attrib value.

The problem is when I insert the block into the drawing the value is shown as "DIST1", even after regen. 

Once I pull the grip point to a new length and regen it still shows "DIST1".

If I go into the ddedit and select the edit box (for multiline data field) the shown value will correct itself, but only one time.

If I change the length again, the dimension does not update. 

It worked fine when I tested the block but is having issues days later.

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Find file attached.

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