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Exporting To Autocad
Hi,
I have some data in Excel that I want to export to AutoCAD using VBA Code in Excel. But I
don't want to have a table inserted in AutoCAD, but polylines and multitext.
Is it possible?
If someone could give me an example, how to draw simple polyline and insert mtext in
AutoCAD (from Excel VBA Code) I should be able do do the rest.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
PS. I think that it would be required to specify insertion point, wouldn't it?
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
Maybe there is a better and faster way, but I think you should try writing a routine in AUTOLISP. Last time I use it was 10 yrs ago ( AutoCad 10 ? ),
so I don't know if I can help you codewise. I will check at home if I still have some AUTOLISP book left.
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
Just out of curiosity...
What is it you need autocad to do that you can't do with Excel.
...or is Excel just a launching point for a much larger autocad task?
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
Hi,
thanks for answers.
I made automated parts specification in Excel.
I would like to have an "Export to AutoCAD" button, that would paste this specification to ACAD drawing, so I wouldn't have to type it manually.
I know that it's possible to write it in LISP and run from AutoCAD, but I want to run my macro in Excel.
My table must consist of polylines and text so I can't just paste it as table.
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
Post a dwg file with the look you want and a spreadsheet and I think I can help you out.
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
ska: here you are :-), and thanks for any help
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
I'll have a look at it tonight
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
keekoo,
Sorry for the delay. I had never worked with MText in VBA before. Also the Playoffs are on, so not a lot of free time.
Anyways, add this code to a new module in your worksheet. Be sure to add a reference to whichever version of Autocad you're using. If you have
any problems or questions, let me know.
VB:
Option Explicit

Sub Ex_Acad()

Dim oAcad As Object
Dim oDoc As AcadDocument
Dim oPaper As AcadPaperSpace
Dim Pts1(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts2(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts3(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts4(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts5(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts6(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts7(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Pts8(0 To 2) As Double
Dim Points(0 To 43) As Double
Dim blockObj As AcadBlock
Dim blockRefObj As AcadBlockReference
Dim pLine As AcadLWPolyline
Dim x As Double
Dim i As Integer
Dim sht As Worksheet
Dim dtxt As AcadText
Dim mtxt As AcadMText
Dim varAtt As Variant

On Error Goto ERRORMSG 'If Autocad is not Running, Message and Quit
Set oAcad = GetObject(, "Autocad.Application") 'Get the Open Instance of AutoCad
On Error Goto 0 'Reset Error

Set oDoc = oAcad.ActiveDocument 'Set the Active Drawing
Set oPaper = oDoc.PaperSpace
Set sht = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets(1) 'Set the Spreadsheet

If sht.Cells(4, 2) = "" Then Exit Sub 'Check for Info to Export - If Cell B4 is Blank Quit

oDoc.ActiveLayer = oDoc.Layers("0_TABL") 'Set Layer

Pts1(0) = 0: Pts1(1) = 0: Pts1(2) = 0 'Set Insertion Point for Temp Block

Set blockObj = oDoc.Blocks.Add(Pts1, "Temp") 'Create Temporary Block for Border

Points(0) = 0: Points(1) = 0: Points(2) = 0: Points(3) = 9.21: Points(4) = 12.4: Points(5) = 9.21
Points(6) = 12.4: Points(7) = 0: Points(8) = 12.4: Points(9) = 9.21: Points(10) = 82.4: Points(11) = 9.21
Points(12) = 82.4: Points(13) = 0: Points(14) = 82.4: Points(15) = 9.21: Points(16) = 92.4: Points(17) = 9.21
Points(18) = 92.4: Points(19) = 0: Points(20) = 92.4: Points(21) = 9.21: Points(22) = 122.4: Points(23) = 9.21
Points(24) = 122.4: Points(25) = 0: Points(26) = 122.4: Points(27) = 9.21: Points(28) = 152.4: Points(29) = 9.21
Points(30) = 152.4: Points(31) = 0: Points(32) = 152.4: Points(33) = 9.21: Points(34) = 164.4: Points(35) = 9.21
Points(36) = 164.4: Points(37) = 0: Points(38) = 164.4: Points(39) = 9.21: Points(40) = 180.8: Points(41) = 9.21
Points(42) = 180.8: Points(43) = 0

Set pLine = blockObj.AddLightWeightPolyline(Points) 'Draw Border

Pts1(0) = 205: Pts1(1) = 71.6: Pts1(2) = 0 'Insertion Point For Header Block

Set blockRefObj = oPaper.InsertBlock(Pts1, "TABL_poz", 1#, 1#, 1#, 0) 'Insert Your Header Block

Pts1(0) = 24.2: Pts1(1) = 72.79: Pts1(2) = 0 'Set Starting Points for Offset
Pts2(0) = 30.4: Pts2(1) = 75.67: Pts2(2) = 0
Pts3(0) = 38.6: Pts3(1) = 77.4: Pts3(2) = 0
Pts4(0) = 111.6: Pts4(1) = 76.16: Pts4(2) = 0
Pts5(0) = 131.6: Pts5(1) = 77.4: Pts5(2) = 0
Pts6(0) = 161.6: Pts6(1) = 77.4: Pts6(2) = 0
Pts7(0) = 187.35: Pts7(1) = 76.21: Pts7(2) = 0
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Pts7(0) = 187.35: Pts7(1) = 76.21: Pts7(2) = 0
Pts8(0) = 203.03: Pts8(1) = 76.16: Pts8(2) = 0

x = 9.21 'Offset for Temp Block

oDoc.ActiveTextStyle = oDoc.TextStyles("Romans") 'Set Text Style

For i = 4 To sht.Cells(100, 2).End(xlUp).Row Step 2
Pts1(1) = Pts1(1) + x: Pts2(1) = Pts2(1) + x: Pts3(1) = Pts3(1) + x: Pts4(1) = Pts4(1) + x 'Set Insertion Points (Offset)
Pts5(1) = Pts5(1) + x: Pts6(1) = Pts6(1) + x: Pts7(1) = Pts7(1) + x: Pts8(1) = Pts8(1) + x

Set blockRefObj = oPaper.InsertBlock(Pts1, "Temp", 1#, 1#, 1#, 0) 'Insert Border

Set dtxt = oPaper.AddText(sht.Cells(i, 2).Text, Pts2, 3.5) 'Insert Text
dtxt.Alignment = acAlignmentCenter 'Set Text Alignment
dtxt.TextAlignmentPoint = Pts2
dtxt.Color = acCyan
Set mtxt = oPaper.AddMText(Pts3, 70, sht.Cells(i, 3).Text) 'Insert Text
mtxt.Height = 2.4
mtxt.AttachmentPoint = acAttachmentPointMiddleLeft
mtxt.InsertionPoint = Pts3
Set dtxt = oPaper.AddText(sht.Cells(i, 6).Text, Pts4, 2.4) 'Insert Text
dtxt.Alignment = acAlignmentCenter 'Set Text Alignment
dtxt.TextAlignmentPoint = Pts4
Set mtxt = oPaper.AddMText(Pts5, 30, sht.Cells(i, 4).Text) 'Insert Text
mtxt.Height = 2.4
mtxt.AttachmentPoint = acAttachmentPointMiddleCenter
mtxt.InsertionPoint = Pts5
Set mtxt = oPaper.AddMText(Pts6, 30, sht.Cells(i, 5).Text) 'Insert Text
mtxt.Height = 2.4
mtxt.AttachmentPoint = acAttachmentPointMiddleCenter
mtxt.InsertionPoint = Pts6
Set dtxt = oPaper.AddText(sht.Cells(i, 7).Text, Pts7, 2.4) 'Insert Text
dtxt.Alignment = acAlignmentRight 'Set Text Alignment
dtxt.TextAlignmentPoint = Pts7
Set dtxt = oPaper.AddText(sht.Cells(i, 8).Text, Pts8, 2.4) 'Insert Text
dtxt.Alignment = acAlignmentRight 'Set Text Alignment
dtxt.TextAlignmentPoint = Pts8

Next i

oDoc.ActiveLayer = oDoc.Layers("2DM_OBV") 'Set Layer for Weight Summary Block

Pts1(0) = Pts1(0) + 140.36: Pts1(1) = Pts1(1) + 15 'Set Insertion for Weight Summary Block

Set blockRefObj = oPaper.InsertBlock(Pts1, "TABL_suma", 1#, 1#, 1#, 0) 'Insert Weight Summary Block
varAtt = blockRefObj.GetAttributes
varAtt(0).TextString = sht.Cells(100, 7).End(xlUp).Text 'Modify Attribute

oDoc.ActiveLayer = oDoc.Layers("0") 'Reset Default Layer

Exit Sub

ERRORMSG: 'If Autocad is not Open this will Run
MsgBox "Autocad Must Be Open"

End Sub
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
Wow!
Thank You very much.
I didn't even hope to get that much ;-)
I don't have time now to try this, but it looks promising.
I will let You know when I try this out.
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Re: Exporting To Autocad
PS. I tried to run it and I have one problem,
at following lines:
VB:
Dim oDoc As AcadDocument
Dim oPaper As AcadPaperSpace
Dim blockObj As AcadBlock
Dim blockRefObj As AcadBlockReference
Dim pLine As AcadLWPolyline
Dim dtxt As AcadText
Dim mtxt As AcadMText
i get an error "User-defined type not defined".
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