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MarkEnwiller
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Export Block Thumbnail Image to a *.jpg File

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02-22-2010 09:41 PM
Hi - does anyone know how to export all the blocks out of AutoCAD drawing into seperate *.jpg or *.bmp files. That is, create a seperate picture for each AutoCAD block in the drawing. This is to develop a offline picture library of all the AutoCAD blocks.

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Mark
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3wood
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Re: Export Block Thumbnail Image to a *.jpg File

02-22-2010 11:10 PM in reply to: MarkEnwiller
Instead of export jpg files,
you might want to try export all blocks out to a folder, then insert all blocks in that folder into a new file as a few organized lists.
http://sites.google.com/site/cadkits/home/blockout
http://sites.google.com/site/cadkits/home/listblocks
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markdoel
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Re: Export Block Thumbnail Image to a *.jpg File

02-23-2010 12:14 AM in reply to: MarkEnwiller
depending how clear you want the thumbnail images to be you could use the thumbnails of the blocks from the design center
*Terry W. Dotson
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Re: Export Block Thumbnail Image to a *.jpg File

02-23-2010 05:37 AM in reply to: MarkEnwiller
On 2/23/2010 12:41 AM, MarkEnwiller wrote:

> Hi - does anyone know how to export all the blocks out of AutoCAD
> drawing into seperate *.jpg or *.bmp files. That is, create a
> seperate picture for each AutoCAD block in the drawing. This is to
> develop a offline picture library of all the AutoCAD blocks.

Using stock AutoCAD you can use BEDIT to open the block, then use the
PNGOUT command to make your bitmap. Note that JPG is a lossy format
that works great for photos but is NOT recommended for linework. BMPOUT
will work but makes huge files.

We have completed some automation in this area for a future product. If
you are interested, email dotson [at] dotsoft [dot] com.

Terry
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