AutoCAD Tutorial: Using RText (Remote Text) to Link External Text files into AutoCAD – 2 Minute Tuesday

Hey Everybody,

As usual, it’s Tuesday and I’m back again with a  new video and accompanying tutorial post that I wanted to share with you all.

I know I mention it each week but I’ll mention it again just in case, I’ve recently partnered with the AutoCAD Blog to produce some of my favourite CAD Tips as Tuesday Tip articles along with an accompanying Two Minute Tuesday Video.  You can see the full list of my articles on the AutoCAD Blog here, and check out the videos on my channel here:

In this weeks article, I wanted to highlight an older Express Tool that tends to get overlooked by many users: Remote Text (RTEXT command). I’ve noticed that it doesn’t get used very often and in a lot of cases that’s for good reason since Fields (you can see my tips on Fields here) has taken a lot of the functions and improved upon them, but RText has some specific, very useful, and underutilized uses that can really come in handy! Hit the link below to jump over to the AutoCAD blog and take a look at using RTEXT in your own drawings.

Check out the full article here:

And watch the accompanying tutorial video below:


That’s all for today, I hope you all will continue to check out and enjoy my posts on the AutoCAD Blog,  they have been a ton of fun to work on and I’m excited for more posts to come. Be sure to subscribe and follow on twitter @cadintentions to keep up to date and be the first to get updates on the next Tuesday Tip Article coming in the next weeks.

As always, thank you so much for reading and watching, I am super excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog this year and look forward to it all.

Cheers and happy drafting!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: