How can I export the coordinates of each of the text objects in the layers MovePLOTNUM and PLOTSNUM to excel sheet (columns: layer, text value of the object, x, y). Is this possible with AutoCAD or I need another software? here is the file. I tried to search the web to figure out how is this possible and could not find a way.

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In FME Desktop you can do this in one transformer called CoordinateExtractor

Here is your file with the MovePLOTNUM and PLTSNUM convert to csv.

Using FME 2016.1 enter image description here

_x and _y are your coordinates _z can be dropped as you do not have 3d coordinates.

For the AutoCAD Text String you need to add the AttributeExposer

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  • Is it possible to get also the text value of each object along with its coordinates. Jul 7, 2016 at 15:42
  • yes using the Attribute Exposer Transformer - updated post with another image.
    – Mapperz
    Jul 7, 2016 at 15:48
  • I downloaded the software, followed the diagram you posted and it worked. This is exactly what I am looking for. thank you! Jul 7, 2016 at 22:31

You can save the .DWG as a .DXF and then parse it into a .CSV with a number of languages or even manually do it with Notepad++ or other text editors.

OR a quick google search for 'convert dxf to csv' gave this link which takes in a variety of formats including .DWG and .DXF.

  • I am now converting the file to .CSV Jul 7, 2016 at 15:43

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