We are a solar installation company and use SketchUp & Layout to create about 500 permit and construction drawing packages each year. With the 2016 release now supporting Layout APIs, I was wondering if it would be possible to write a custom program that allowed us to import data directly from our Customer Relationship Software into our layout drawings.
Our layout drawing template has around 30 Auto-Text fields with information such as customer name, address, APN number as well as information about the solar system being installed.
The software we use to track customer data, design systems, create proposals and track projects is called SolarNexus. I’m not a programmer, but I know SolarNexus has an HTTP-based API. Also, all project data can be exported in an XML file. More information can be found here:
Is this something that can be done? How large an effort is this? Can anyone suggest a programmer that can help us with our project?