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To create a template file

  1. Create a template file using any ASCII text editor (such as Microsoft® Notepad or Microsoft® WordPad) or a word-processing program such as Microsoft® Word.
  2. Include the necessary fields in the template file.
  3. Save the template file in ASCII text format.

To extract attribute information

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Tools > Extract Attributes.
    • On the Tools toolbar, click the Extract Attributes tool ().
    • Type ddattext and then press Enter.
  2. Click Select, specify the entities from which to extract attributes, and then press Enter.
  3. Specify the format of the extracted file.
  4. For CDF and SDF formats, specify the template file.
  5. Specify the extract output file.
  6. Click Extract.


  1. Click to select blocks in the drawing containing attributes you want to extract.
  2. Click to specify the format of the extracted file.
  3. Specify the template file for CDF and SDF extracts.
  4. Specify the extract output file.
  5. Click to extract attributes.
  6. Click to specify the output file using a file dialog box.
  7. Click to specify the template file using a file dialog box.
  8. Indicates the number of blocks with attributes selected for extraction.

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