The attribute block functionality present in AutoCAD / BricsCAD is very powerful and useful. It is also quite complex and difficult to use. Furthermore, it is difficult for draftsmen within a department to use attribute blocks consistently from person to person and drawing to drawing.
Material List Pro builds part bubble attribute blocks based upon settings in a configuration file. This allows all draftsmen to use the same configuration settings. The result is consistent drawings, automatically.
MLP provides tools for creating and editing part bubble attribute blocks as well as performing data extraction and converting the extracted data to Excel reports and purchase orders.