View Full Version : Creating cutting/parts list in excel from Autocad drawing

27th Feb 2009, 10:16 am
Hi There,
We are a company that design & manufacture lifting systems for the disabled. I design the above using Autocad LT 2007.
At the moment i create a design/drawings in autocad and generate a parts list and cut sheets manually in excel. I would like to create the whole process automatically. By that i mean, create a drawing and have all the relevant lengths of materials passed to and excel spreadsheet which would have all the repeated components already on it as a template.
Does anyone know how to do this?
I am able to use VB and AutoLisp if this is what is needed.
It's just that i have the skills but don't know which direction go in to use them.

27th Feb 2009, 11:56 am
If you leek in the Autolisp section, there are some thread regarding your question.

27th Feb 2009, 12:08 pm
I also think that this would require a Lisp - or a BIM program such as Inventor or Revit or the likes.

I'll move your thread over to the AutoLisp section, see if someone there knows how to do it.

27th Feb 2009, 01:26 pm
I was under the impression that LISP routines couldn't be used in ACAD LT, or has this been remedied in versions later than mine? (2005)

27th Feb 2009, 01:37 pm
It still is like that BOnehead - but the OP stated that he could use VB and AutoLisp if that is what it takes, so I assume he has access to a full autoCAD version as well.

27th Feb 2009, 01:40 pm
Thanks for clearing that up Tiger, I thought maybe things had changed. Shame, I could use a good LISP every now and then.