Copy Layers to Excel

by Will on February 6, 2013

Hi everyone,

Recently someone showed me a really simple, and rather obscure tip that I thought was pretty neat. I must admit, I’m yet to find a practical use for it, but I’m sure as with many other obscure commands it’ll be extremely useful in that once-in-a-blue-moon occasion that demands it…

Autodesk have evidently made it possible to copy and paste layers from the layer dialogue box to a text format, either in a text editor, or most conveniently, directly into Microsoft Excel. Simply select the layers you want to copy, press CTRL+C and just paste it into your spreadsheet. There, you could perhaps report on … something ?! Like I said, I haven’t found a practical use for this yet – but let me know what you all come up with, now that you know this functionality exists!

That’s all for today,

Will

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{ 2 comments }

neil jones February 7, 2013 at 8:17 am

Presumably useful for putting into a Layer standards manual or for some sort of QA box ticking purposes :)

Will February 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Indeed!

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