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Pixe656
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exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

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10-06-2011 03:41 AM

Hi, I am completely new to the forum and to Autocad. I am using version 2011.


I am working with irregular solids and after I SECTION them, I would like to export to a text file the data points that make up the perimeter of the sections. I have tried googling for a way to do it but couldn't find any helpful information.

Could anyone give me a pointer in the right direction?

Ideally, I would like to do it from the command line, but that's a secondary goal, first of all I would like to know how to do it.

Thank you.

 

Pixe656

 

PD: I posted this same message in athoner forum and got no reply at all. Is what I am trying to do even possible?


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Patchy
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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-06-2011 04:44 AM in reply to: Pixe656

Possible, if we can see the parts.

Flatshot or use explode the 3d, run thru couple lisps and extract the points.

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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-07-2011 04:26 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thank you for the information.

 

I tried Exploding the sections and "nothing" happened (I noticed no difference, I mean). Maybe I have to make a correction to my first post because I didn't mention the objects I am working with (the sections of an irregular solid) are "Region"s. Does that make any difference?

 

Using flatshot I got the perimeters, all piled on the same plane (OXY), and composed of "line"s. Then, using dataextraction I manaed to create a file with the XYZ coordinates. This is already good enough for me because I am not going to repeat this operation very often, but it's not exactly what I was looking for. Since the flatshot unites all the perimeters onto one plane, in order to have the information of each section independently, I have to flatshot them one by one, and then correct the Z value of each section (which faltshot makes equal to zero).

 

I am sure all that can be avoided using LISP but I have no experience at all with it, so...

 

Thank you again for your help.

 

Pixe

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azrdgldr
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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-07-2011 06:18 AM in reply to: Pixe656

Post your ? in the Lisp/Vlisp forum.  You may find what you are looking for there.

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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-07-2011 06:30 AM in reply to: azrdgldr

Thank you for your suggestion.

 

Just one comment: "Respect is EARNED, and NOT automatically given"

 

I disagree, one must be respectful to everyone. If you mean I can't just get everything I want from the members of the forum without making any effort, then sure, I agree. If you mean because I am new to the forum I deserve less respect than other members ...

 

Thank you again, 

 

Julen

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Patchy
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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-07-2011 06:47 AM in reply to: Pixe656

That's his Signature, it doesn't mean he has anything against you personally. 

Just ignore it.

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azrdgldr
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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-07-2011 07:10 AM in reply to: Pixe656

Respect is EARNED!!!!!!!!!!  What you are talking about is common courtesy, treat others as you would like to be treated.  You meet a guy on the streets, is he a child molester, criminal, politician or such?.  You going to respect him.  Not me.  I will treat him with common courtesy as I would treat anyone else.  I reserve my respect for veterans or soldiers who serve(d) to preserve my freedom and liberties.

 

This is a PHRASE and has no reference or intention to the people who post on these forums. 

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Re: exporting section-perimeter data-points to text file

10-07-2011 07:26 AM in reply to: azrdgldr

My motherl language is not English and I had the feeling the word "respect" has the meaning you are giving it plus the one I am giving it. Also, I understood your signature as part of your post because I see no difference between the format of the main body and the signature, so I had no way to know it is your signature.

 

Anyway, thank you for your help and suggestions.

 

Pixe

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