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Cover Sheet

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07-31-2008 09:16 AM
Is there a SIMPLE (I know, I'm in the wrong forum) way to "cut and paste" file names as displayed by Windows into a .DWG file.?
I'm trying to make a cover sheet that will display all the drawing file names without have to retype them all.
I've pulled EXCEL spreadsheets into drawings with some success previously.
*Jason Piercey
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Re: Cover Sheet

07-31-2008 09:21 AM in reply to: paryk
You could use a DOS prompt to get names into a .txt file
then cut/paste from there.

At a dos prompt, after changing to the directory you want, type:

dir *.dwg /b > dwgs.txt

Open that dwgs.txt file and cut/paste.


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Is there a SIMPLE (I know, I'm in the wrong forum) way to "cut and paste"
file names as displayed by Windows into a .DWG file.?
I'm trying to make a cover sheet that will display all the drawing file
names without have to retype them all.
I've pulled EXCEL spreadsheets into drawings with some success previously.
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Re: Cover Sheet

07-31-2008 09:23 AM in reply to: paryk
What you need is called Windows Powertoy Program
after select the files you can Send to as names to a clip board and it can be imported to acad.
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Re: Cover Sheet

07-31-2008 10:46 AM in reply to: paryk
The combination of the previous two posts:
DIR *.DWG /b | Clip

Clip.exe (attached as a zip) is a MS freebie.
It goes in C:\WINDOWS\system32.
Just a copy, no "install".
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