Copy Layers to Excel

William Forty
William Forty

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,


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neil jones
2013-02-07 08:17:04

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

2013-02-12 12:58:57