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mikeadams
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Registered: ‎01-18-2007
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Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

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01-18-2007 01:34 AM
How do I export text from Autocad, preferrably to a CSV or TXT file?

Specifically, I would like to export piping line numbers as labelled on process drawings to form a line list.

I do not have Autocad software but others in my organisation do (2006 version I think) a brief explanation of if and how it is possible would be very useful!

Thanks.
*jamesanderton
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Re: Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

01-18-2007 08:39 PM in reply to: mikeadams
Mike,

This may seem ridiculously simple, but have you tried copy / paste from the
edit menu and past special into the other application?

Another way would be to set up the text as an attribute. I don't remember
the command call, but you can export/extract data from an attribute to a
text file! This was possible as early as Version 12, before Softdesk
utilized it in their AEC packages.

Let me know if this helps,

James Anderton
AKA "The AutoCad King"




wrote in message news:5455540@discussion.autodesk.com...
How do I export text from Autocad, preferrably to a CSV or TXT file?

Specifically, I would like to export piping line numbers as labelled on
process drawings to form a line list.

I do not have Autocad software but others in my organisation do (2006
version I think) a brief explanation of if and how it is possible would be
very useful!

Thanks.
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steve_henshall
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-01-2006
Message 3 of 7 (605 Views)

Re: Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

01-23-2007 07:23 AM in reply to: mikeadams
A lisp routine is available at dotsoft.com called txtexprt.lsp. This works fine
*Solitaire
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Re: Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

01-26-2007 06:48 AM in reply to: mikeadams
if they were attributed you can export them into Access then import the text
file into Excel. I will try to attach a spread sheet to show how my line
list looks like when it's all said and done. If it's something you're
interested in email me direct if you want.

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Money is not everything.
There's MasterCard & Visa.

wrote in message news:5455540@discussion.autodesk.com...
How do I export text from Autocad, preferrably to a CSV or TXT file?

Specifically, I would like to export piping line numbers as labelled on
process drawings to form a line list.

I do not have Autocad software but others in my organisation do (2006
version I think) a brief explanation of if and how it is possible would be
very useful!

Thanks.
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steve_henshall
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-01-2006
Message 5 of 7 (605 Views)

Re: Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

01-26-2007 07:07 AM in reply to: mikeadams
Attribute Extraction will save attribute data directly into excel. There is no requirement for any other application to run this.
*Solitaire
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Re: Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

01-26-2007 07:18 AM in reply to: mikeadams
I guess I'm old school I use Access to customize my data.



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Money is not everything.
There's MasterCard & Visa.

wrote in message news:5465055@discussion.autodesk.com...
Attribute Extraction will save attribute data directly into excel. There is
no requirement for any other application to run this.
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sivapd
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Registered: ‎08-12-2005
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Re: Exporting text (line numbers from P&IDs)

02-08-2007 06:00 PM in reply to: mikeadams
A new software is available from Autodesk called AutoCAD P&ID 2007 which provides tools for exporting line list, equipment list etc. from P&ID, edit in excel and import back into drawing along with a lot of other functionality. Please take a look at this site for more information.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=8877989

Siva Thankappan
Product Designer
Autodesk Plant Solutions


Siva Thankappan
Technical Sales, Plant Solutions, Asia Pacific
Autodesk Singapore

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