Data extraction is the AutoCAD® software feature that enables you to liberate your drawing data for reuse. You can use the Data Extraction tools to export data from a drawing into formats such as Microsoft® Excel® and Access®, and then link the data back into AutoCAD. You can also link data directly to a table in the drawing. These Data Extraction tools offer the serious power user an incredibly powerful suite of tools for exchanging data, eliminating data entry errors, and increasing efficiency and effectiveness. This class explains the workings of data extraction using real-world examples of how it should be applied in a production environment. The class covers the full range of system capabilities, including extracting, linking, and advanced table formatting.
- Extract data from drawings for reuse in tables or other drawings
- Link drawings to Excel spreadsheets
- Create tables from extracted data
- Improve reliability of data by minimizing the potential for human error
With more than 25 years of engineering and design experience, Martin has worked in a variety of roles including Civil Infrastructure Designer both in the UK and Australia on some of the largest infrastructure projects at the time. In his role as CAD Manager Martin has helped bridge the capability gap in business, providing and managing systems that deliver significant capability and performance to design teams. Martin is the Founder of Duke Systems L.L.C. Duke Systems are a CAD consultancy located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Duke Systems are a CAD consultancy with global experiences able to support all of your CAD requirements. An accomplished and confident presenter, Martin has presented at Autodesk University in 2010, 2011 and 2012.