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Currently the DataGroup does not store coordinates for structural elements, however they are stored as EC data accessible to the Items dialog.
This example will look at extracting the start and end point coordinates of a group of piles from the model to Excel.
The ABD SS6 Edit In/Update From Excel feature has been used to populate the 'ID | Asset Tag' field ready for them to be exported along with the coordinates:
Open the Item Browser, ABD Elements will be listed by type.
The resulting Excel workbook will contain a raw output of the properties listed in the Details dialog. This can then be manipulated with Excel VBA to produce a neatly formatted schedule containing selected columns.
This is an ABD Excel Macro Examples example that will work with Concrete or Steel Piles with the resulting output:
To use the example file, ABD_MacroExamples.xltm:
This will create a new WorkSheet named PileSchedule as shown above.
Note: this macro will only work for structural piles as the columns output from Catalog Items vary, this macro is a very simple (and thus accessible to non-programmers!) example that uses particular column ranges to rearrange and format the data.
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