Word count in AutoCAD
Thread poster: Iouri Belooussov

Iouri Belooussov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:37
English to Russian
Feb 17, 2004

Dear all!

Could anyone help to find or suggest any mean to count words in AutoCAD?

Appreciate any help

Thank you


Local time: 11:37
English to German
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Unfortunately, no Feb 18, 2004

Dear Iouri,

As far as I know, there is no way to do a word count in AutoCAD. I do it manually.
Maybe someone knows a workaround, such as a text export routine. I'll watch the thread.

Best regards,



Olga Judina  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:37
Latvian to Russian
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Try charging per sheet or applying hourly rate Feb 18, 2004

I did AutoCAD translation only once as a freelancer (I'm an in-house translator now and word count doesn't really matter), and I charged per sheet. After choosing and doing one 'average small' and one 'average large' drawing I was able to set price per sheet (I was client's only chance and didn't have to give my rates upfront). Of course, some of the drawings had more words, but some almost none, so on average it was OK.
Another thing to take into account is whether the customer needs drawings in two languages or you can simply replace the source text. Replace function makes it much easier since normally drawings have many repetitions , but if each sheet should be in two languages, using replace function can be a bit of a headache. Large text fragments can be translated in Word and inserted into AutoCAD drawing, it's easy and no problems with word count.
I suppose if you're an experienced AutoCAD user and don't waste time wondering "what the hell was that???"icon_wink.gif you can charge per hour.

[Edited at 2004-02-18 15:01]


Local time: 11:37
--> create Pdfs, then count the PDF file..... Feb 18, 2004


Try this: convert the files to pdf and count the texts of the pdf files.


Regards from Germany

Wilhelm Polmann


Iouri Belooussov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:37
English to Russian
Thank you Feb 19, 2004

Dear colleagues!

Thank you all for your time!



Vasu Valluri
Local time: 16:07
Russian to English
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Use Across Jul 4

I usually translate AutoCAD drawings via .dxf format in CAT tool Across. you can try that.


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