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Extract attributes

Extract attributes

Extract attributes

I have created position bubbles with containing information about components as attributes. Now I would like to extract those in to a text file. The help files contain a section about "ExtractBlockAttribute" where it is referred to a template file. However there is no information anywhere on where to find a template file or how to create it, hence it stops right there. Does anybody have experience with creating such a template file?

RE: Extract attributes

Thanks man, I appreciate it!

RE: Extract attributes

I just found out, there are two commands, ExtractBlockAttribute and BlockAttributeOutput.

ExtractBlockAttribute seems to require a template text file and will only extract the Attributes specified in that file. I'm not sure how to do that but to be honest last time I tried was many years ago.

BlockAttributeOutput just dumps all the block attributes of selected blocks in a text file which can then be imported to Excel where you can pick out what you want. Since I designed my block to just contain the info I want, this is the way to go for me.

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