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So, I am trying to create a link OR a readable output from AutoCAD to import into my design software.  Below is a snippet of what the software reads for a typical beam output.  My goal is to be able to define any of the below attributes to a dynamic beam block and have it output a readable file that the software can import so I can finalize my design.  

 

Is this feasible?  What coding language would be the most optimal to use?  Would a an app or plugin be an option? 

 

Thanks for you help!

 

  <Member>
    <Name>HDR-1</Name>
    <Type>Roof Beam</Type>
    <BuildingCode>2015 International Building Code</BuildingCode>
    <Notes>
    </Notes>
    <Version>10.0.1.6</Version>
    <Sort>0</Sort>
    <SteelCode>AISC 14th Ed ASD</SteelCode>
    <WoodCode>2015</WoodCode>
    <Material>Solid Sawn</Material>
    <Species>Douglas-Fir-Larch</Species>
    <Grade>#2</Grade>
    <FlatUse>False</FlatUse>
    <WetDry>Dry</WetDry>
    <MemberNumber>1</MemberNumber>
    <Width>3.5</Width>
    <Depth>7.25</Depth>
    <Round>False</Round>
    <RoundDia />
    <NotchDepth>0</NotchDepth>
    <LiveLoadDeflection>240</LiveLoadDeflection>
    <TotalLoadDeflection>180</TotalLoadDeflection>
    <DurationFactor>1.15</DurationFactor>
    <CamberDurationFactor>0</CamberDurationFactor>
    <IncisingFactor>False</IncisingFactor>
    <SteelGrade />
    <SteelLeg />
    <BendingCoefficient />
    <FlitchPlate>False</FlitchPlate>
    <FlitchPlateWidth />
    <FlitchPlateNum />
    <Snow>True</Snow>
    <SnowMethod>0</SnowMethod>
    <SpanLength>10</SpanLength>
    <UnbracedLengthTop>0</UnbracedLengthTop>
    <UnbracedLengthBottom>0</UnbracedLengthBottom>
    <RoofPitch>4</RoofPitch>
    <BeamEndElevationDifference>0</BeamEndElevationDifference>
    <RoofLiveLoadSideOne>25</RoofLiveLoadSideOne>
    <RoofLiveLoadSideTwo>25</RoofLiveLoadSideTwo>
    <RoofDeadLoadSideOne>15</RoofDeadLoadSideOne>
    <RoofDeadLoadSideTwo>15</RoofDeadLoadSideTwo>
    <TributaryWidthSideOne>2</TributaryWidthSideOne>
    <TributaryWidthSideTwo>2</TributaryWidthSideTwo>
    <WallLoad>0</WallLoad>
    <CenterPointLoadOneLL>0</CenterPointLoadOneLL>
    <CenterPointLoadOneDL>0</CenterPointLoadOneDL>
    <CenterPointLoadOneLocation>0</CenterPointLoadOneLocation>
    <CenterPointLoadTwoLL>0</CenterPointLoadTwoLL>
    <CenterPointLoadTwoDL>0</CenterPointLoadTwoDL>
    <CenterPointLoadTwoLocation>0</CenterPointLoadTwoLocation>
    <CenterPointLoadThreeLL>0</CenterPointLoadThreeLL>
    <CenterPointLoadThreeDL>0</CenterPointLoadThreeDL>
    <CenterPointLoadThreeLocation>0</CenterPointLoadThreeLocation>
    <ReactionsALive>500</ReactionsALive>
    <ReactionsADead>344</ReactionsADead>
    <ReactionsBLive>500</ReactionsBLive>
    <ReactionsBDead>344</ReactionsBDead>
    <LoadTransfers />
  </Member>

 

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BIGAL

YES feasible, lisp, vba will write a txt file/xml

 

Then the bad part a custom routine writing a xml, maybe easy depends on your "BEAM"

 

No dwg so no idea.

 

Write-line (strcat "<Version>" ver "</Version>") fo)
Write-line (strcat "<Sort>" sort "</Sort>") fo)
Write-line (strcat "<SteelCode>" AISCver "</SteelCode>") fo) and so on
    <WoodCode>2015</WoodCode>
    <Material>Solid Sawn</Material>
    <Species>Douglas-Fir-Larch</Species>
    <Grade>#2</Grade>
    <FlatUse>False</FlatUse>
    <WetDry>Dry</WetDry>
    <MemberNumber>1</MemberNumber>
    <Width>3.5</Width>
    <Depth>7.25</Depth>
    <Round>False</Round>

 

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