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How to export AutoCAD drawing texts to a text file?

A - answer You can copy the texts individually using copy/paste.

To export text from your drawings, you can also use the text translation utility CADstudio TRANS.

An alternative is the Txt2Xls utility (see Download) which exports texts to Excel.

Since AutoCAD version 2008 you can also use the DATAEXTRACTION command and select extraction of text objects (DText, MText) and their properties Value and Contents - to a TXT, CSV, or XLS file (and then e.g. to Word - DOC).

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26.3.2008    52960×   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 11708:How to convert texts to block attributes (references)?
Tip 11665:Export to Excel creates an empty table with the text DeleteMe.
Tip 11448:Numbered linetypes for line grids.
Tip 11311:Importing STL files directly into AutoCAD.
Tip 11223:Copy multiple DWG drawing texts to the Windows Clipboard.


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