BOM Extractor

BOM Extractor

Win32 and 64, English

Vectre LLC
BOM extractor is a tool to extract information from Block Attributes and Dynamic blocks Properties of blocks available in the Drawing File. It also updates the attribute value in drawing.

General Usage Instructions

  1. Open any drawing which has Autodesk® AutoCAD® blocks. If those AutoCAD blocks are having Attributes and Parameters (in case of Dynamic Blocks), this information can be extracted using the BOM Extractor Tool to create BOM (Bill of Materials).
  2. Type “BOMExtract” Command in the AutoCAD command bar. It will pop-up the “BOM-Extractor” window on top of AutoCAD window.
  3. The Attribute, Properties & Parameters of Dynamic block to be extracted can be configured in the settings.
  4. Block Chooser: The blocks to be considered for extracting information from AutoCAD drawing can be configured in the settings.
  5. Column Chooser: The Columns/Fields to be extracted from AutoCAD blocks can be configured in the settings. There are some default fields/columns available in the list to choose and the user can type new attribute/Property name to include. 

 

Chosen Fields/Columns should be available in the AutoCAD Blocks to extract information. If those attribute/Parameters are not available in the AutoCAD blocks, the respective column will be shown as blank. 

Note: The “Item No.” & “Quantity” will be calculated by the tool based on sorting and no. of same block availability in drawing respectively. There is no necessity to have these parameters in AutoCAD Blocks. If the "ITEMNO" needs to be updated back to blocks, then the block should have this attribute. Also you can update modified attribute values in the drawing through user interface. 

Merge:

  • The rows having same value can me merged in to a single row within the column.
  • User can select the columns to have the merging. 

Sorting:

  • The Sorting of Fields/Columns can be configured on this Tab.
  • User can configure sorting up to the fields/Columns. Sorting can be Ascending/Descending.
  • Sorting will be done based on the sorting priority in this setting. 

Layout Settings:

  • The BOM (Bill of Material) layout appearance can be configured over here.
  • Row height of Title, header and data Row can be configured.

Quantity:

  • The quantity per block instances to be considered while calculating total quantity can be defined here. This can be either '1(Each) or it can be any block attribute from where the base quantity can be read and considered for per instance.

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

BOMEXTRACT

“BOMEXTRACT” command will invoke BOM extraction windows form to show the extracted Block information from the current drawing.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system

Additional Information

Known Issues

None

Contact

Company Name: Vectre LLC
Company URL: http://vectre.net
Support Contact: sales@vectre.net

Author/Company Information

Vectre LLC

Support Information

We will be happy to help whenever you need assistance.

Kindly contact us on below furnished details.

Vectre LLC  

2403 Sidney Street, Suite 150  

Pittsburgh, PA 15203. 

Phone: 412.381.3602 x 1307  

Fax: 412.291.1057

Email: Sales@vectre.net or skhedekar@vectre.net

Version History

Version Number Version Description

3.0.0

Following new features added in settings: 1. Ability to configure block names from which the BOM information to be extracted. 2. Ability to specify the base quantity attribute to calculate each instance.

2.1.0

Migrated for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017 & 2018

1.0.0

1.0.0 - Initial Release

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