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Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Hi,

 

Is there a way to export a drafting dimension into a Excel file?

 

thanks in advance

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Re: Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Siemens Honored Contributor Siemens Honored Contributor
Siemens Honored Contributor

What's the requirement?  Are you trying to drive dimensions using an Excel spreadsheet?

 

Regards, Ben

Re: Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

A customer manually writes every dimension they have on the drafting file into an excel file and they want to know if there's a way to do it directly from NX

Re: Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Without API code: Not easily.

 

With API code this can be done.

 

I would suggest the customer check out BCT Inspector (Siemens partner)

See https://www.bct-technology.com/en/portfolio/bct-products/bct-inspector.html

 

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Here is a link to a proof-of-concept journal that exports dimensions to Excel. It only exports the main dimension text (no tolerance or appended text) and isn't super robust (doesn't do much error checking and probably won't handle hole callouts well), but it is a start.

Re: Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

There is no easy way to export all dimensions from a drawing to a spreadsheet, but there IS an easy way to do this with PMI. Just use the PMI Report command.  This likely won't help your customer now, but may give them a reason to consider investigating and using PMI for their documention needs in the future. And you can create a drawing with PMI too.

Re: Export Drafting Dimension to Excel

Creator
Creator

There are some third part softwares out there that can do this for you.  https://inspectionxpert.com/  This one comes to mind.  More for inspection, but just a thought.