This week a user was asking for multi-line attributes. After reading a few posts online about Electrical Title Block Update not being able push to multi-line attributes I had to figure out a work around. But here's the trouble, in my very first test the Title Block Update utility pushed, and wrapped, data to my multiple line attributes. So at some point this functionality was added to Electrical and the post I had noticed must have been old. So its back to the user to see what version they are using. Turns out want the user really wants is the description line 2 to move down as description line 1 wraps.
So the new puzzle is how to push text down as attributes wrap.
What I finally decided on was individual hidden attributes that are pushing (via fields) into a single visible multiple line attribute. First I turned all of the TITLE# attributes to Invisible. Next my new TITLE attribute was turned into a multi-line attribute. Do this by switching the Multiple Line property to Yes.
The easiest way to set a multiple line attributes width is to simply double click on it and press the button with three dots on it. That opens a ruler that can be stretched back and forth. This sets the wrapping width of this multiple line attribute.
Choose Objects again from the Field Names area. Next click the Select Objects button.
Click on the new title block. All of the attributes are listed in the Property area. Select the first attribute you wish to have pushed into this multiple line attribute. Press OK.
Add any other attributes as needed and format accordingly.
In my case the second description field will need to drop down as the first field wraps. I added an extra enter between the two project descriptions and the two drawing descriptions.
Don't worry about the gray rectangles. They will not print. They are only gray to show you and other users that these are fields that are automatically updated. Fields update after any Open and before any Save or Plot. A REgen will also update any fields.
So map the four TITLE# attributes like normal using the Title Block Setup. After creating the mapping, test it using Title Block Update.
Fields that are blank will display "----" so any empty description line will need at least a space in it to remove them. Because the fields live OUTSIDE the bock, this block can only be inserted into other drawings with Copy/Paste, Tool Palettes, or the Design Center. If the block is eXploded or WBLOCKed the fields are lost.