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How to export object XYZ coordinates from AutoCAD drawing?

A - answer If you need a text file with coordinates of points (blocks) and polyline vertices from a DWG drawing you can use the VBA sample "ExportCoords" from Lesson 15 in the VBA programming for AutoCAD and Inventor lessons (in Czech).

Another way is using the XBODY.LSP Lisp utility (on helpdesk.cadstudio.cz) or the Excellink application.

Since AutoCAD 2008, you could also use the DATAEXTRACTION command.

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16.2.2006    54561x   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 11276:Inactive drawing, inactive commands after starting AutoCAD.
Tip 11179:Select objects in negative elevation or in a given 3D octant.
Tip 10231:How to draw spiral in AutoCAD LT?
Tip 9860:Displaying a DWG including GPS position on a mobile phone or tablet.
Tip 9715:Some coordinates in isometric are displayed with decimal places.


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