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Instant Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 Customization with .NET by Tom Nelson

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Talking to other applications (Become an expert)

Software tools address specific needs. In the case of AutoCAD, that means drawing, revising, and publishing. What if we need to perform very elaborate calculations or sorting sequences on our AutoCAD data? It would be great to export our CAD data to another tool (for example, a spreadsheet) to operate on the data. And now we can! In this project, we will export AutoCAD data to MS Excel for processing (using the Excel API).

Getting ready

In this project, we'll take a drawing that has several layers and export the layer data to Excel. Once in Excel, we will sort the layer data using two criteria: first, we'll sort alphanumerically by layer color; then, within the range of each color, sort the data by ...

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