Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Copy Layers in AutoCAD to a list or Excel

I tried this in AutoCAD 2004 and it didn’t work but in AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD 2009 it works (possibly some earlier versions too, but I don’t have them installed to try in).

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You can select one, many or all layers (CTRL+A or right click and select all) and then press CTRL+C. Then just paste into Excel, Word or even directly to AutoCAD.

If all layers are copied a header is also included with all columns:

Status    Name    On    Freeze    Lock    Color    Linetype    Lineweight    Plot Style    Plot    New VP Freeze    Description

Notice also that if a column is hidden it will not be included.

I’ve known about this tip since before but got reminded that it also works in AutoCAD LT.


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