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Converting pseudo-tables consisting of lines and texts to TABLE objects in AutoCAD DWGs.

A - answer Using the freeware utility COT (Convert Old Table) you can convert tables in your AutoCAD DWGs, manually sketched (even inaccurately) as parting lines, rows and columns with texts and blocks, to real TABLE-type objects. Those objects are much easier to format, edit, add or delete rows/columns, merge, or export to Excel.

Download the LISP utility COT from, load it into your AutoCAD with APPLOAD and run it by typing the COT command. Select the objects creating a table (including outline and parting lines) and choose whether to keep styles and headers. The conversion will handle most combinations of texts, blocks and merged table cells.


(author of the utility: Juan Villarreal, fixes and additions: CAD Studio)

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29.12.2020    842×  

See also:
Tip 12926:How to import point coordinates from Excel to AutoCAD?
Tip 12837:RenameCSV - rename layers, blocks, layouts, views, linetypes using Excel tables
Tip 12479:PkLength - export line lenghts to Excel.
Tip 12470:A table with calculated expressions is suddenly dead, doesn't calculate and update.
Tip 12350:PkArea - acreage of closed areas from DWG to Excel.

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