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Extracting Text from TrueView 2013

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01-16-2013 08:24 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to extract text from a .dwg file and importing it into excel. I do not have autrocad.

Is this even possible? Are there any other ways of taking a table from a .dwg file and importing it into excel?

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Re: Extracting Text from TrueView 2013

01-16-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: Wilson99

You will need a CAD program, not a viewer, to do this I believe.

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Re: Extracting Text from TrueView 2013

01-16-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: pendean

Am I able to group the text together? Right now I am using "list" to get each line of text individually and copying and pasting it to excel.

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Re: Extracting Text from TrueView 2013

01-16-2013 01:22 PM in reply to: Wilson99

Not really: see in AutoCAD you have three types of "text": single line (as the name implies, each line is unique), Mtext (paragraph style) and attributes (which can be one of the other). The viewer does not have the tools to try and grab all the variations to export, or to let you copy/paste, more than one of these at a time (and no ability to convert them like AutoCAD).

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Re: Extracting Text from TrueView 2013

01-17-2013 07:06 AM in reply to: Wilson99

Ok, thank you for your help.

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