Easily Create a Drawing List

This tip was tested and works with Windows Explorer and Google Chrome (and Microsoft Excel…)

To create a list of drawings, either for yourself or for a client, these steps can help save some time.

  • Navigate to the folder in Windows Explorer
  • Copy the folder location

Drawing List 1


  • Paste the folder location into Google Chrome and press enter
  • Note: I have not tried this with Firefox. I did try it with Internet Explorer and when I hit enter, it would open the folder location…

Drawing List 2


  • Highlight the files as they are displayed in the browser and copy

Drawing List 3


  • Paste the copied list of files into Excel in the upper left corner.

Note 1: After the initial spread sheet is created, you can add to this list by adding to the bottom row of the spreadsheet.

Note 2: You have 2 choices when Pasting the content

Drawing List 4


  • “Keep Source Formatting” will also create a link to the individual files (could be handy)

Drawing List 5


  • “Match Existing Formatting” will keep the formatting as simple text

Drawing List 6


After pasting the content into Excel, you may need to clean up some columns and rows… But this will save some time instead of manually creating a drawing list.



About AutoCAD Tips

This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
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3 Responses to Easily Create a Drawing List

  1. Neil Jones says:

    works with Firefox too

  2. Pingback: Easily Create a Drawing List | AutodeskHelp | Support News Network | Scoop.it

  3. dollar general store says:

    Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, awesome blog!

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