DWG to STEP / IGES in batch mode
The program created by SCT informatica as an application for Autodesk Autocad allows starting from parametric DWG drawings, saved in a folder, to parameterize the model by reading the parameter values from an Excel file or database and automatically create the related STEP files .
In detail, the steps that the program performs are the following:
• Reads the list of parameters to be handled and the data to be replaced associated with each drawing from an Excel / database file
• Search the AutoCAD drawing for the value field to update. It is important to note that the field is also searched for in a NON way
structured, i.e. reading the whole drawing and analyzing all the texts / data found until the corresponding field is found.
• Writes on each drawing, in the field corresponding to the configured value, the data coming from the Excel or from the database
• Save the file in STEP format
• Report any failures
The procedure is iterative so that against a basic dwg model A I can create the n-configurations A1, A2, A3, one for each line in the excel file, setting the starting dwg parameters and saving n STEP files.
The procedure was created ad-hoc for a particular request but can be expanded and modified according to specific needs.
It is possible to read data from any database (mySQL, SQL server, SQLite, ORACLE, ect) and it is possible to substitute any parameter within the DWG.