Is there a way to link text in a .txt file into a note on a drawing?

Our G-code is pretty simple, and we put it on the face of the drawing so the machinist can scan for issues and generally criticize as he finds appropriate. I write the code in NotePad++ and save it as a .TXT or .PGM file. What sorcery would it take to populate my note with this live info (that would magically update when the program is updated)?

Thanks in advance!
OB

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Hello,

You could use the following Python script to either read or write to a file while interfacing with the notes in a 3dm file.

This will read a text file and then combine append whatever is in the txt file to the current notes of the 3dm. It will then write the combined notes to a new file.

You will need to edit the following paths and point them to your files.

with open(r'C:\Users\Ben Haycraft\Desktop\sfdg.txt', 'r') as myfile:

with open(r'C:\Users\Ben Haycraft\Desktop\new text file.txt', 'a') as myfile:

FileToNotes.py (528 Bytes)
(updated error that occurred if current 3dm didn’t contain any notes)

You could also bind it to a shortcut key to run it on the fly.

-RunPythonScript "C:\Users\Ben Haycraft\Desktop\FileToNotes.py"

If you only wanted to only read or only write, you could remove the parts of the code that read or write.

Hope this helps.

-Ben

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WOW! Thanks Ben! I am anxious to give this a try!