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Is it possible somehow to extract text objects (height values as plain text) to XML file containing the X; Y location value and the text "value" itself?

Example of the output data is done in AutoCAD. The main goal is to get source data for side model generation. Would really like to skip the AutoCAD part of the workflow.


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Create a one line Vectorscript named TheText.  (Resource Manager, New Resource, Script)




Create a worksheet and a database row specifying the text objects (probably by layer or class and object type) you want to see they should show up as subrows ie 3.1, 3.2, etc.)


Enter formulas of 







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Actually I am wrong.  There are four worksheet functions you might want to know about







These will provide the extents of the bounding box.  This is different than the exact position of the edge of the text because it includes some margin, but is effectively the same thing I was looking to do with a script.


BotBound instead of XCenter

LeftBound instead of YCenter


Will get you about as close as you are going to get without converting the text to poly lines.

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