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3DSolSz - list of dimensions of selected 3D solids.

A - answer If you need to extract the dimensional data of selected 3D solids (e.g. furniture boards, trusses, etc.) from a DWG drawing, you cannot use the DATAEXTRACTION command even for simple boxes, because the width, length (depth) and height parameters are not available for 3DSolid objects.

However, you can help yourself with the simple freeware LISP application 3DSolSz (solid size). In it, you select 3D solids of the type Box, or general 3D solids of the type "3D solid", and the command lists their X/Y/Z dimensions, or the dimensions of their bounding box. It also exports these dimensions to a CSV file for Excel spreadsheets.

Download the 3DSolSz application from, load it into AutoCAD using APPLOAD and run it by entering the 3DSOLSZ (blocks) or 3DSOLSZB (bounding-boxes, for any solid shape) commands. The application lists the width, length, height dimensions for each solid. It can also group solids of the same dimensions, optionally even if they are oriented differently in the X, Y and Z axes.

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See also:
Tip 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.
Tip 12036:Sel2BlkRef (blockify) - replace repeating objects with block references
Tip 11994:How to scale a 3D model to a given size in Fusion 360?
Tip 10802:Simplifying 3D drawings by replacing repeating 3D solids with blocks.
Tip 10682:Automatic classification of drawing objects by their properties.

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