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Neilw
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Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

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11-14-2012 01:37 PM

I'm looking for suggestions on how to compile quantities for cost estimating when the data is scattered across multiple files. Aside from generating quantities for each drawing in seperate .csv files etc., is there some way to pull the data from all the drawings at once into a single summary file?

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 01:41 PM in reply to: Neilw

You talking QTO or simple acad?

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 01:57 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

Ideally it would be with one tool but I don't think QTO can extract quantites from XREF's. I know we can use MAP report queries to extract data to .csv files but it won't work on C3D objects. There is the data extraction tool but I expect it has the same limitations.

 

I'm wondering if Infrastructure suite has tools for this or can we do it through DWF's?

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 02:58 PM in reply to: Neilw

correct! only primitive. But I think you may be mistaken about the QTO across files? I haven;t looked at it in a while

 

Thank you

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 03:22 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

QTO doesn't seem to recognize anything in XREF's Joe.

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 03:58 PM in reply to: Neilw

Ah, young padawan, you must try again. QTO does recognize through an xref but you must ensure the pay item file is the same in both files:

 

http://screencast.com/t/zUiHt7NjMUw6 

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Neilw
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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 05:10 PM in reply to: BrianHailey

Excellent. Now, how can one determine what pay item files were used on the drawings?

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 06:02 PM in reply to: Neilw

If I had to guess more than likely there either isn't or its different. And how come I didn't get the check :smileywink:

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 06:19 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

I guess you deserve some credit for thinking it was possible so here's a check (Kudo):smileywink:

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Re: Quantity summary across multiple dwgs

11-14-2012 09:31 PM in reply to: BrianHailey

I can't find anything in the help system that states QTO works on XREF's. How did you learn about it Brian?

 

Another challenge: can we limit the extraction to the extents of clipped XREF's? I can't make that work.

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