Count Blocks 2018 App
This app counts blocks, including dynamic anonymous blocks in a selection set, open drawings or in drawing sets and optionally inserts the data as a Table object or copies the data to the clipboard. This app includes the block's description (if available within the Block Definition) and the visible state of dynamic blocks. Once the block count data is copied to the clipboard it can be pasted into external applications such as Microsoft Excel. The block count data can be used to do a Material Take Off (MTO) or to start building a Bill of Materials (BOM).
Drawing(s) to count blocks from (Section to specify the drawing(s) to process)
Current Tab: Counts blocks in the current drawing.
Opened Tab: Counts blocks in all opened drawings.
Set Tab: Counts blocks in selected drawing files.
List style: Specify the drawing list style.
Count blocks in (Section to specify where to count blocks in)
Entire drawing: Counts blocks in Model Space and Paper Space
Model space: Counts blocks in Model Space only.
Paper space: Counts blocks in Paper Space only.
Selected objects: Counts blocks in a selection set. (Only available when the Current Tab is selected)
Exclude block on (Section to specify layers to exclude blocks on)
Frozen layers: Turn on to exclude counting blocks on frozen layers.
Non-plotted layers: Turn on to exclude counting blocks on layers set to not plot.
Off layers: Turn on to exclude counting block on layers that are turned off.
Include nested blocks Turn on to count blocks that are nested inside other blocks.
Table title specifies the title for the Table object.
About button click to display the About dialog
UPPER CASE Turn on to force the count block data to be inserted or copied in upper case.
Insert button click to insert the count block data as a Table object.
Copy button click to copy the count block data to the system clipboard.
Once the count block data in copied to the clipboard, it can be pasted into applications such as Excel.
Cancel button click to cancel the WCSCB command.
Help button click to display the online help page.
Demo & Training Videos
Count Blocks 2018 App Demonstration
Count Blocks 2018 App Dynamic Blocks and Insert Table Update Demonstration
April 23, 2021
Bug Fix: The visibility state of dynamic blocks are now counted regardless of the Visibility Name property.
The app is now digitally signed for added security.
March 2, 2021
Added Dynamic Block visibility state and option to insert block count data as a Table object.
March 10, 2020
Added support for AutoCAD® Architecture 2018, AutoCAD® Mechanical 2018 and AutoCAD® MEP 2018.
March 7, 2018
Added support for AutoCAD® Electrical 2018.
March 3, 2017
Initial release for AutoCAD 2018.