Area Object Link

Area Object Link

Win32 and 64, English

Area Object Link is a Lisp application that helps you link a Pline or Hatch Area value to a Block Attribute, MText or Text object

General Usage Instructions

Type AOL to start the command.

The first time AOL is executed, a window will appear displaying the current AOL command Settings. 

The end user can choose to:

- Link an already drawn Pline or Hatch object's Area value to an already inserted Block Attribute, MText or Text

- Insert a new Block that will include an Attribute value that's linked to a drawn Pline or Hatch object's Area

- Show the Pline or Hatch object Area that is linked to a Block Attribute, MText or Text

A number of options are given such as

  1. Selecting an Insertion Scale factor to bring in the Block Attribute,
  2. Format the Area value including adding a Suffix and rounding the area up or down.

AOLSET command can be used to bring the command Settings window up again to make additional default changes.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


AOL command Links a selected Pline or Hatch object's area value as a Field to a selected Block Attribute, MText or Text object.


AOLSET command brings up the Settings window to make changes to the command's default settings.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

The end user should set the AutoCAD® Fieldeval system variable to 31 so that the Area saved as a Field in the Block Attribute or Text will automatically update.

Also as stated in AutoCAD's help file on Fieldeval, a Regen is required for the Area value to automatically update and be shown on the screen.  



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Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2018 support (No change in version number).


Version 3.0.0 adds support for Text objects to be linked in addition to Block Attributes.


Version 2.0.0 adds support to toggle between Imperial & Metric drawing units and a selection of typical insertion scale factors.


Version 1.2.0 adds Ribbon Panel support.


Version 1.1.0 Show the Object that is already Linked to a given Block Attribute Area Object.


Version 1.0.0 Links selected Pline & Hatch Area Value to a Block Attribute or Inserts the Block Attribute and then Links to a selected Pline & Hatch Area Value.

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