If you select General, information for the categories marked with an asterisk (*) is extracted. Each category is saved to a separate sheet (spreadsheet format) or table (database format). The tab-delimited or comma-delimited formats are not available when writing out to multiple categories.
AutoCAD Electrical creates a file of the data pulled from your wiring diagram drawings.
Caution: If you selected a Tab or Comma-delimited ASCII format, import all fields as text. Some spreadsheet programs may try to convert some fields into numeric or scientific notation values. You may need to save the AutoCAD Electrical extracted data to a file with a .txt extension and then use the spreadsheet's import wizard to force all fields to be classified as text.
During the import function, AutoCAD Electrical checks for these new attributes and updates them with data you entered into the spreadsheet.
All spreadsheet update changes are automatically logged, complete with time and date, in a text file saved to the AutoCAD Electrical user subdirectory.
If you edit the BLOCK field in the spreadsheet and assign a different block name, AutoCAD Electrical tries to find the new block during the update. If found, the old block is switched to the new one.