comsCountIt!

comsCountIt!

Win32 and 64, English

Massimo Cicognani
Search multiple drawings for blocks or texts, grouping and counting them based on their attributes. Results can both be inserted as a table or exported as XLS workbook. Table tools included.

General Usage Instructions

Shows the main form for CountIt!. The form is divided into three tabs: the first tab allows you to specify the drawing(s) to be searched.

By default the current drawing is added to the list.

If you want to add more drawings, you can just drag & drop drawings into the list or use the 'Add' button.

To remove files from the list, select the files to be removed and press the 'Remove' button on the upper-right corner.

The second tab allows you to set the searching parameters: what to search (blocks or texts), filter out which blocks you need or type of text entities searched and how to group by the entities gathered.

You can simply group by name or by attributes, even if dynamic.

The third tab will perform the search itself and show you a grid with the results.

The grid can be rearranged, sorting, moving and hiding columns.

When you are satisfied with the selection, you can either insert a table into the current drawing and/or export the grid into an XLS workbook file.

The XLS is a native Excel 97-2003 format and do not require the actual product to be installed.

Please, refer to the integrated help for an in-depth explanation of the many options available on the form and some typical usage scenario.

Additional tools are provided to sort tables and merge tables from multiple searches.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

COMSTABLESORT

Sort Autodesk® AutoCAD® table choosing column and direction. The command will try to identify the column type and perform a numeric or character sorting based on the column alignment and contents. Empty rows will not be sorted and will be kept on the end of the table.

COMSCOUNTIT

Shows the main form for CountIt!. The form allows you to specify the drawing(s) to be searched, set the searching and grouping parameters, perform the search, adjust the results and insert them as a table or export to an XLS workbook. Please, refer to the integrated help for an in-depth explanation of the many options available on the form and some typical usage scenario.

COMSTABLEADD

Merge two tables into one. If a quantity column is detected, will add-up values of similar rows. Tables must have the same columns.

COMSTABLEPASTE

This command allows you to paste Excel data directly into the drawing as a native AutoCAD table. Just select the cells you need inside Excel, copy them into the standard Clipboard (just press ctrl-C), switch back to AutoCAD and execute the COMSTABLEPASTE command. The command will ask you for the upper-left origin and will create a table from the data currently copied. The table will be created with the current table format, but will be as much as similar to the original Excel data. Currently, COMSTABLEPASTE is able to preserve cell dimension, alignment, format and merging.

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 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) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

  • Only DWG files can be searched with this plug-in.
  • Icons better readable using light theme.

Contact

Company Name: Massimo Cicognani
Company URL:
Support Contact: support@quit3.com

Author/Company Information

Massimo Cicognani

Support Information

Email us at support@quit3.coms with feedback or requests for enhancements

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.1.2

Added 2018 support

1.1.1

Added 2017 support

1.1.0

Added COMSTABLEPASTE command, to paste cells from Excel as native AutoCAD® table

1.0.0

Initial Release

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