The Summary Info Object

^AutoCAD 2005 introduces the means for creating and storing properties of a drawing. Author, title, subject, and other information may be added, queried, and manipulated. Users can manipulate the standard built-in drawing properties or create custom properties specific to their needs. You may access and manipulate this feature from a command prompt, a GUI interface, or pro-grammatically. The command interface is DWGPROPS, which displays a dialog form for adding and changing drawing properties, as shown in Figure 21-1.

Figure 21-1. Drawing properties

This dialog is accessible in AutoCAD through the File > Drawing Properties menu item. To support these features programmatically Autodesk added a new object called SummaryInfo. This object allows you to add, change, and manipulate various built-in drawing properties as well as create your own custom properties.

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