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NikWach
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Registered: ‎09-19-2013
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Import of external data into AutoCAD

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09-24-2013 02:21 AM

Hello, 

 

could someone explain me, how I can attach some external data to an AutoCAD object. I found on the internet the object data solution for AutoCAD MAP 3D, but my boss meant, I should find a possibility to import data into AutoCAD without MAP 3D. 

 

Could you tell me, how it should work/or give me some tutorial links?

 

With kind regards,

 

NikWach

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Matti72
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Registered: ‎09-28-2004
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Re: Import of external data into AutoCAD

09-24-2013 04:08 AM in reply to: NikWach

Each DBObject in Autocad has an ExtensionDictionary property. You can use this Dictionary to store extended data for each object.

 

The Dictionary is a DBDictionary. There you can store your data with a unique key and access it later on.

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CADbloke
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Registered: ‎08-12-2008
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Re: Import of external data into AutoCAD

09-24-2013 02:40 PM in reply to: Matti72

Be aware that if you ATTSYNC a block it erases all those block instances' extended data. See: http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/index.html?url=WS1a91938... and other such friendly URLs.

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