LinkList 2020 Technical Documentation

Concepts

LinkList 2020 is designed to extract information from AutoCAD DWG and DXF files. In most cases this is just extraction of information as it appears in the AutoCAD drawings. In each case the information will be output either to the screen or to a XML or Text file (depending on the parameters). This information can include:

  • Text
  • Attributes
  • Blocks
  • Drawing Block Information
  • External References and their status
  • Raster References (what images are used in the drawing) and their status
  • PDF Underlays and their status
  • Fonts used and their status

Text Extraction

LinkList 2020 will extract all text, both Text (Simple Note) and MText (Note) from the AutoCAD DWG or DXF file. The text will be output along with the position and rotation of the text.

Attributes

LinkList 2020 will extract either all Attributes or all Attributes for all instances of a given Block Name. The attributes will be output including the Block name, Tag name and Value.

Blocks

LinkList 2020 will output all of the block references used in the drawing. Each Block Reference will listed along with its location. If needed the extents of the block can be listed.

Drawing Block Information

As a specific case of the general Attribute extraction, LinkList 2020 will output the Drawing Block information listing all Text and Attributes for a given block name. In truth it can be any block name, but is usually used for Drawing Block information.

External References

LinkList 2020 will output a list of all External Reference files (AutoCAD DWG or DXF files that are referenced into the main drawing) listing the name and path name along with whether they could be found.

Raster References

LinkList 2020 will output a list of all Raster Reference files (raster image files, usually in TIFF, JPG, PNG or GIF format, that are referenced into the main drawing) listing the name and path name along with whether they could be found.

PDF Underlays

LinkList 2020 will output a list of all PDF Underlays files (Adobe PDF files that are referenced into the main drawing) listing the name and path name along with whether they could be found.

Fonts

LinkList 2020 will output a list of all Font files (either SHX or TrueType fonts that are used in the drawing) listing the name and whether they could be found.

Last updated on 16 Jul 2020
Published on 18 Apr 2020