It is possible to extract block information from one part of a drawing.

Movie Here is a small movie showing how to use the Extract Area tool.

The figure below shows a typical landscape plan produced using gCAD+.

Extract area

If information on plants and other block data related to the landscape design for the front garden was required, this option can be used to extract blocks from one part of the drawing.

Extract area menu

Set a rectangular area delineating the area to be analyzed.

Second corner

A comma separated data file is produced showing all block data. this can be imported into spreadsheets such as Excel using the data import wizard to format the information in a desired form.

Data wizard

Here is the result:

Data wizard result

Various macros in the Excel environment can then be used to further manipulate the data.

Movie Here is another movie showing extraction of block data.

Extarct part

Block from an area