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MichaelAllfire

Exporting dimensions and block info to excel

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MichaelAllfire

Hi all!

 

I am trying to accomplish a specific task, one that requires exporting information from CAD to excel. Fixo's DX (dimension export) LISP is a pretty good start, but I am trying to add some features to the command.

 

Currently, the command writes the exported information vertically in columns. I am hoping to have the information run across the page in a long row. I also would like to be able to select a dimension, then select a block and have the information written to the sheet. If I don't select a dimension immediately after a dimension, I want to skip a cell in excel. See attached diagrams for the result I am after.

 

Basically I want to select the dims and blocks down the line ...

export to excel CAD view.jpg

 

And have the output to show something like this (not requiring the headings, just the data in row 2 is enough)

export to excel.jpg

 

I would also like the command to write the information to a particular excel file, one named "Dimensions and blocks.xlsx" that sits in the folder above the current dwg file if possible. Fixo's currently writes to a new blank workbook each time the command is run.

 

Thanks all for the help!

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