This is a plug-in that works with AutoCAD and lets you create material take-off details into Excel sheets.
ExportXL is an easy to use AutoCAD add-in for quantity takeoffs. This module helps create BOMs by connecting to MS Excel. This plug-in will make it possible to select objects and areas in drawings. You can then send the area, volume and length data to workbooks and worksheets that you select as destination. When dealing with large drawings, you could create the export list in stages. You can start with larger assemblies first and then move on to smaller assemblies inside these larger units. Several options available make it simple to operate. You can control fonts, sums and average calculations, if required and the destination workbook or worksheets. Area and length data can be exported from AutoCAD to Excel.
When you need to export areas and lengths of composite shapes, you will be able to join objects into polylines with just one click. Outer perimeter of irregular shapes can be defined as “convex hulls” and forwarding of the set of points with just one click is possible. This has a simple and easy to use interface. It is intuitive enough that most users should get familiar with it quite easily. Getting productive with it should not take much time. It works with AutoCAD and those who work in that environment should have no difficulty at all in using this tool. This is a good product. It has many useful features. If you were looking for a product like this, this is one you could try out.