Your drawings contain a potential gold mine of information. But are you getting the most out of them? In this class, you'll learn to dig deep into your drawings using the powerful Data Extraction tool. You'll learn how to easily extract golden nuggets of data, and then easily reuse that data in a variety of ways. Together, we'll build automated Index to Drawings sheets and coordinate tables. We'll even combine AutoCAD data and Microsoft Excel data to unleash the power of your AutoCAD DWG™ files.
- Learn how to create tables and text labels in AutoCAD based on drawing data
- Learn how to extract data across multiple drawing files
- Learn how to link Excel spreadsheets with AutoCAD data
- Learn how to customize data extraction using sorting, filtering, formulas, and totals
Ben Rand has been using AutoCAD software since Release 12. He learned to program using LISP in AutoCAD, worked his way up through VBA, VB6 and VB.NET, and now spends most of his days programming in C# (occasionally still in AutoCAD!). He has worked in the Industrial Engineering field for more than 17 years as a CAD Manager, developer and IT Director. In 2013, he was the 2013 Top DAUG overall winner at AU, and he served a mentor for the AutoCAD Mentor All-Star team. Ben is the proud father of four children and enjoys reading and playing a variety of sports including pickleball, volleyball, and tennis. In 2017, Ben was a member of a USTA men's league team that placed 3rd in the entire country.