I’d like to propose several Layout Auto-Text enhancements.
First, add the ability to insert references to dynamic page number and/or page names within a custom auto-text definition. For example: “See detail A on ()”. The and references should be established by clicking on the required Page in the Pages window (Mac). The PageNumber and PageName in the auto-text definition should automatically change if the pages are re-ordered or the page name is changed in the Pages window.
Second, add the ability to import and define global Layout document text macros. These would be very similar to how text macros are used in advanced text and page layout applications. For example: “#8PH” -> “#8x1-1/4” FH screes"; “BRLH” -> “3” barrel hinge"; etc. Please note that the macro definitions must be dynamic in nature such that if you change the definition of “#8PH”, the new definition will be automatically updated throughout the Layout document.
Note that defining auto-text and macros must support the ability to import them from an external file. My preference would be a tab separated file format: “Macro” “Definition text.”; “Auto-text label” “Definition text”.