January 02, 2007

Printing STB and CTB Files II

Long-time readers (both of you) may recall this post from nearly two years ago. It contains a link to a page on the Autodesk website from which you could download a utility program (tableprint8.exe) that would export the content of a Plot Style file (STB or CTB) to a comma-delimited text file, suitable for printing or opening with a spreadsheet program such as Excel. For those who prefer the challenge of finding that page from the Autodesk home page, you can start there, then click on each of the following links to hop from one page to the next to get there: Home > Building > Products & Services > Autodesk® Architectural Desktop > Training > How-to Articles > Routines, Tools and Add-ons > Plot Tool: CTB and STB Printing.

If you use one of the 2004-format versions of ADT (2004, 2005 or 2006), that is the file you want, and if you have not already downloaded it, you may want to do so soon, as there is not telling when the version on that page will be replaced with the current, 2007 version, tableprint9.exe. If you are already using ADT 2007 (or any other AutoCAD-2007-based product, you can grab tableprint9.exe on this page. For those who like to navigate on the Autodesk site, you can start at the home page and follow these links: Home > Building > Products & Services > Autodesk® Architectural Desktop > Data & Downloads > Utilities & Drivers > CTB and STB Printing Tool for AutoCAD 2007 under the Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2007 section.

Whichever version you use, be certain to read and follow the installation instructions. The EXE file will need to be copied to the same folder as the acad.exe file.

There are a lot of other interesting items on the intermediate pages, so while clicking on the direct link here will speed you on your way, you may want to explore the other items available when you have a spare moment or two.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

David, thanks for posting this and replying to my newsgroup request on this subject. You Da Man.

Mike Maloney