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Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

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03-10-2003 05:31 AM
As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:

Which feature would be more valuable to you?

[ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant graphics would
be viewable, but not editable)
[ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only flag, but a truly
"locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a password)

and why?

Thanks
*Jessup, Allen S.
Message 2 of 35 (68 Views)

Re: Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

03-10-2003 05:35 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
A truly "Read Only" drawing. One that a client could insert or xref and then
obtain information from without being able to edit. This way a client could
Measure, ID or list entities and do dimensioning. Possibly even change layer
colors like in an xref. This would make the drawing usable without risking
the original data.

Allen Jessup


"Wayne Fisher (Autodesk)" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:4258B6F5BF42DE5AF1166D1311EF0FE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:
>
> Which feature would be more valuable to you?
>
> [ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant graphics
would
> be viewable, but not editable)
> [ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only flag, but a
truly
> "locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a password)
>
> and why?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
*Harder, Brian
Message 3 of 35 (68 Views)

Re: Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

03-10-2003 05:45 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
Truly read only dwg for the same reasons as Allen J.

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Brian K. Harder, AIA
CAD Manager - RNL Design
http://www.rnldesign.com
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"Wayne Fisher (Autodesk)" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:4258B6F5BF42DE5AF1166D1311EF0FE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:
>
> Which feature would be more valuable to you?
>
> [ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant graphics
would
> be viewable, but not editable)
> [ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only flag, but a
truly
> "locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a password)
>
> and why?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
*Alexander, Dave
Message 4 of 35 (68 Views)

Re: Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

03-10-2003 05:46 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
Xref a dwf rather than a poorly drawn bloated ADT floor plan that has been
made read only.You could even make your own dwfs showing only the
information you need rather than worrying about changing xref dwf layers.

Dave Alexander

"Wayne Fisher (Autodesk)" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:4258B6F5BF42DE5AF1166D1311EF0FE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:
>
> Which feature would be more valuable to you?
>
> [ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant graphics
would
> be viewable, but not editable)
> [ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only flag, but a
truly
> "locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a password)
>
> and why?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
*Schmidt, John
Message 5 of 35 (68 Views)

Re: Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

03-10-2003 05:48 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
How about both? But DWF-xref would be HIGHLY desirable, as long as there
would still be layer control, and true drawing coordinates were there,
(obviously).

John Schmidt
CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering

"Wayne Fisher (Autodesk)" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:4258B6F5BF42DE5AF1166D1311EF0FE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:
>
> Which feature would be more valuable to you?
>
> [ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant graphics
would
> be viewable, but not editable)
> [ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only flag, but a
truly
> "locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a password)
>
> and why?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
*Piercey, Jason
Message 6 of 35 (68 Views)

Re: Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

03-10-2003 05:48 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
First, thanks for asking.

Second, RO dwg file for me, for similar reasons sited above.

--

-Jason
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Wayne Fisher (Autodesk)" wrote in
message
news:smileyvery-happy:4258B6F5BF42DE5AF1166D1311EF0FE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:
>
> Which feature would be more valuable to you?
>
> [ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant
graphics would
> be viewable, but not editable)
> [ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only
flag, but a truly
> "locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a
password)
*mceachron, scott
Message 7 of 35 (68 Views)

Re: Quick Poll - DWF as Xref, or Read only DWG

03-10-2003 06:00 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
What a great feature THIS would be - almost like inserting a .pdf into a
drawing with the rich data fully intact, but locked! Allen hit the nail on
the head!

sm

--
scott mceachron
avatech solutions - dallas
http://www.avat.com/


"Wayne Fisher (Autodesk)" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:4258B6F5BF42DE5AF1166D1311EF0FE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> As a follow up to the earlier "DWF as Xref" thread:
>
> Which feature would be more valuable to you?
>
> [ ] Import (or xref) DWF into DWG (assume that the resultant graphics
would
> be viewable, but not editable)
> [ ] Truly "Read only" DWG (i.e. not just an OS read only flag, but a
truly
> "locked" DWG that could be viewed, but not edited without a password)
>
> and why?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
*Alexander, Dave
Message 8 of 35 (68 Views)

Re:

03-10-2003 06:08 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
Scott,

Why?? I the dwg is not to be edited, then what do you need all the data
for.

Dave Alexander

"scott mceachron" wrote in message
news:A2C7E0386568BA24F6651870A0AEF055@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> What a great feature THIS would be - almost like inserting a .pdf into a
> drawing with the rich data fully intact, but locked! Allen hit the nail
on
> the head!
>
> sm
>
> --
> scott mceachron
> avatech solutions - dallas
> http://www.avat.com/
>
>
*Murph
Message 9 of 35 (68 Views)

Re:

03-10-2003 06:25 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
If there was xdata or some other info attached to the enitites it would be
nice to be able to access it.

Murph

"Dave Alexander" wrote in message
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> Scott,
>
> Why?? I the dwg is not to be edited, then what do you need all the data
> for.
>
*mceachron, scott
Message 10 of 35 (68 Views)

Re:

03-10-2003 06:26 AM in reply to: *Autodesk\
Having the ability to work with standard files similar to what we currently
do with DOT files in .pdf format is great. You could edit the drawing, just
not the .dwf details.

Think of it this way...I create a map for someone, they need to use the map
in a set of plans, but I don't want them to be able to edit the map without
my knowlege - so I give it to them in .dwf format to attach as an x'ref to
whatever drawings they see fit. If the file needs to be edited, they submit
a work order to me, and we edit the map.

Definitely has possibilities...

sm

--
scott mceachron
avatech solutions - dallas
http://www.avat.com/




"Dave Alexander" wrote in message
news:AA020C91B36789DC47ABB033A2882714@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Scott,
>
> Why?? I the dwg is not to be edited, then what do you need all the data
> for.
>
> Dave Alexander
>
> "scott mceachron" wrote in message
> news:A2C7E0386568BA24F6651870A0AEF055@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > What a great feature THIS would be - almost like inserting a .pdf into a
> > drawing with the rich data fully intact, but locked! Allen hit the nail
> on
> > the head!
> >
> > sm
> >
> > --
> > scott mceachron
> > avatech solutions - dallas
> > http://www.avat.com/
> >
> >
>
>
>

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