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Exporting BlockAttribute Values

The BlockAttributeOutput command lets you save BlockAttribute values of specified Blocks to text files to examine and evaluate the data using spreadsheet software or other applications.

If you want to include the position of the evaluated Blocks in resulting text files, use the BlockAttributePositionOutput command.

The exported file is a Tab delimited text file.

The output file contains these columns:

  • Block handle column, which contains the unique identifiers of the Block entities in the drawing
  • Block name column
  • Distinct columns for each BlockAttribute definition detected in the specified Blocks

The first row contains column headers including the BlockAttribute definition names.

To export BlockAttribute values to text files:

  1. Type BlockAttributeOutput at the command prompt.
  2. In the graphics area, select Blocks with BlockAttibutes. It is recommended to select Blocks using the same kind of BlockAttribute structure.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the Output file dialog box, specify the location and file name of the .txt file.
  5. Click Save.


Command: BlockAttributeOutput

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