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  1. Edit: Watched this at first I didn't want to go to excel but after watching that....it changed my mind a bit. I am working on a project for automation of bom list. I searched the web a bit and found this: c# program for making a table of attributes: http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2007/06/creating_a_tabl.html Don't know how to run it A lisp for creating a table of attributes. http://forums.cadalyst.com/showthread.php?t=6430 Works pretty good but missing some pretty important stuff. See this image: I used eattext This very powerful autocad function is like other powerful autocad function and only works for 90% it is missing: No balloon numbers added, can be done pretty easy be hand. Can't be used in paperspace when blocks are in modelspace. Which is always... Work around is using chspace, but then scale is screwed. aaaaargh So in conclusion the best way for me will be updating the lisp. Or some one already did this and want to share or help? I think merging the same block names will be hardest so if any one has any idea on how to do this? Attributes to Table lisp from the second link: (Defun c:attable (/ at>att at>item at>set atable cnt cw ena nc nr pt rh) (vl-load-com) ;; GET_ATTS BY BILL KRAMER (defun get_ATTS (EN / EL ATTS) (setq EL (entget EN)) (setq ENA (cdr (assoc 2 EL))) ; wiz (if (and (= (cdr (assoc 0 EL)) "INSERT") (= (cdr (assoc 66 EL)) 1) ) ;_ end and (progn (setq EN (entnext EN) EL (entget EN) ) ;_ end setq (while (= (cdr (assoc 0 EL)) "ATTRIB") (setq ATTS (cons (list (vla-get-ObjectID (vlax-ename->vla-object EN) ) ; wiz (cdr (assoc 2 EL) ) ;_ end_cdr (cdr (assoc 1 EL)) ) ;_ end_list ATTS ) ;_ end_cons EN (entnext EN) EL (entget EN) ) ;_ end setq ) ;_ end while (list ena (reverse ATTS)) ; wiz ) ;_ end progn ) ;_ end if ) ;_ end_defun (if (setq at>set (ssget '((0 . "INSERT")))) (progn (setq at>att (mapcar 'get_atts (vl-remove-if 'listp (mapcar 'cadr (ssnamex at>set)) ) ;_ end_vl-remove-if ) ;_ end_mapcar ) ;_ end_setq (setq PT (getpoint "\nTable insertion point: ") RH (* 2.0 (getvar "TEXTSIZE")) CW (* 20.0 (getvar "TEXTSIZE")) NR (+ 2 (length at>att)) NC (1+ (length (cadar at>att))) ) ;_ end_setq (setq aTable (vla-addtable (vla-get-modelspace (vla-get-activedocument (vlax-get-acad-object) ) ;_ end_vla-get-activedocument ) ;_ end_vla-get-modelspace (vlax-3d-point PT) NR NC RH CW ) ;_ end_vla-addtable ) ;_ end_setq (vla-setcellvalue aTable 0 0 "B.O.M.") (vla-setcellvalue aTable 1 0 "Block Name") (vla-setcellvalue aTable 1 1 "Attributes") (vla-MergeCells aTable 1 1 1 (length (cadar at>att))) (setq CNT 2) ;_ end_setq (foreach Item at>att (vla-setcellvalue aTable CNT 0 (car Item)) (setq at>item 1) (while (<= at>item (length (cadar at>att))) (vl-catch-all-apply '(lambda () (vla-settext aTable CNT at>item (strcat "%<\\AcObjProp Object(%<\\_ObjId " (itoa (car (nth (1- at>item) (cadr Item)))) ">%).TextString>%" ) ;_ end_strcat ) ;_ end_vla-setcellvalue ) ;_ end_lambda ) ;_ end_vl-catch-all-apply (setq at>item (1+ at>item)) ) ;_ end_while (setq CNT (1+ CNT)) ;;ready next row ) ;_ end_foreach ) ;_ end_progn ) ;_ end_if (princ) ) ;_ end_Defun Edit found lee mac code for counting blocks and it also merge same blocks: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?51370-List-of-blocks&highlight=list+blocks Now to frankenbuild the 2 together
  2. I was able to find this Lisp Routine "ATTOUT" forexctracting attributes into an Excel document. I currently have blocks createdthat contain 4 different attribute values. These attributes are exctracted in creating B.O.M's to automate Mfg. processes in conveyor equipment construction.In devloping the B.O.M a specific format is required by the company I work for.Currenntly the Lisp routine does not extract the data in the format I wouldlike. I need this Lisp to "count"the number of blocks and output them into an excel table that follows the format "Qty" "Part #" "Descripition" (See BOM Tab of attached DWG). Model space contains a sampleof some of the blocks that are being used. I have very little experience writing Lisp, and in order to modify the codewould be beyond my abilities. Any helpthat can be provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank You LayoutExample.dwg ATTOUT.LSP
  3. Is there a way to have the AutoCAD "Quick Properties" pop up functionality be transferred over after the dwg is converted into pdf or dwf? I want to avoid clutter in the dwg file but would like to have an ability for my field crew to either hover over or click the blocks or AutoCAD objects in the pdf file to know the block attributes or properties of objects. The desire is to have a functionality very similar to creating yellow sticky notes in Adobe Acrobat Professional where the sticky baloons or call outs can collapse or even disappear if you do not want to see them. Does anyone has any suggestions or ideas to accomlish this?
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