TPAS University: Data extraction commands in AutoCAD

In this installment of TPAS University, Kelly Streeter demonstrates two methods for extracting survey data from a TPAS drawing in AutoCAD.

The first method, which uses the DATAEXTRACTION command, is available in all versions of AutoCAD and allows the user to fine-tune a selection of data to export from the drawing, including x-y coordinates.

The second method, the ATTOUT command, is available in later versions of AutoCAD. It is much faster than the DATAEXTRACTION command, but does not allow the export of x-y coordinates, since it only exports block attributes. It is a great tool for quickly exporting raw survey data for analysis.

Please post in the comments below if you have questions about these features.