Among the comments recently left on The CAD Geek was one asking if I could help them out with a script to sequentially number text. The solution is perhaps easier than one may think. In fact chances are, you already have such a tool at your fingertips. Housed within the infamous Express Tools is a command known as “Automatic Text Numbering”, or for the command line warriors – TCOUNT.
The TCOUNT command has a bunch of hidden secrets contained within it. Sure, it knows how to count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …, but what about 2, 4, 6, 8? Those writing cheers with AutoCAD will appreciate the fact the TCOUNT command can indeed do this.
Beyond that what other tricks does the TCOUNT command have up it’s sleeve? Well it also has the ability to prefix or suffix your text with a number, or of course replace it altogether. So enough talk, how does one use this hidden gem?