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kianlp
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Extract data from Autocad

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04-25-2006 04:18 AM
Hi all, I use Autocad to design assembly systems for my customers and am looking into a software to help manage my operations.

I'm exploring ideas on how to extract data from Autocad drawings which include the drawn model, the tag identifiers, the assigned objects etc and load it into another optimization software tool. Basically, I want to know the drawn model, its various sub-assemblies and their names and have this information made available to another software maybe via text file or some form of middleware.

I'm also looking into viewing this drawn model and by clicking on a certain assembly within it, drill-down to a listing of the components and other data properties related to this assembly. It would be good if the progress of work in my operations related to this assembly is highlighted using status colors as well.

Has anyone had any experience in doing this or know of any 3rd party software that can do this? Help is much appreciated. Thanks.
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ChrisArps
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Re: Extract data from Autocad

04-25-2006 05:33 AM in reply to: kianlp
The drill down of assemblies is already done in Inventor and dwf files. Inventor assemblies can be published out to 3d dwf files and have a navigation tree for assemby and sub-assembly organization.

Since Autocad doesn't have any pre-defined notion of an assembly, you would have to deal with that yourself.

In the objectarx api for 2007 Ac3dDwfNavTree.h shows there seems to be a way to plug in to the 3d dwf publishing process and control the navigation tree that is output.

Check out some of the dwf Inventor samples to see what I am talking about.

Not a dotnet answer, but an answer.

Chris Arps null
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Re: Extract data from Autocad

05-04-2006 08:52 AM in reply to: kianlp
SmartLister does this.

http://SmartLister.com


Dave

wrote in message news:5153287@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi all, I use Autocad to design assembly systems for my customers and am
looking into a software to help manage my operations.

I'm exploring ideas on how to extract data from Autocad drawings which
include the drawn model, the tag identifiers, the assigned objects etc and
load it into another optimization software tool. Basically, I want to know
the drawn model, its various sub-assemblies and their names and have this
information made available to another software maybe via text file or some
form of middleware.

I'm also looking into viewing this drawn model and by clicking on a certain
assembly within it, drill-down to a listing of the components and other data
properties related to this assembly. It would be good if the progress of
work in my operations related to this assembly is highlighted using status
colors as well.

Has anyone had any experience in doing this or know of any 3rd party
software that can do this? Help is much appreciated. Thanks.
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