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jlipovetz
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Etransmit and Fields

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03-22-2013 06:54 AM

Hello,

 

We use fields in our drawings to automatically enter the drawing number in the title block.  We sent out 29 drawings in an etransmit.  When the vendor opened some of the drawings the drawing number changed to that of the etransmit file name (the first drawing in the etransmit).  We cannot recreate the problem on our end.  Has anyone had this problem or does anyone have any thoughts on what might be going on?

 

Thanks,

 

Joan

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JGerth
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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-22-2013 06:57 AM in reply to: jlipovetz

Are you organizing the drawings in Sheet Set Manager?  and inckluding the DST file with the etransmit package?

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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-22-2013 06:58 AM in reply to: JGerth

No, we are just adding the files to the etransmit.

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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-22-2013 07:04 AM in reply to: jlipovetz

Ok, so what exactly is the field getting its information from?  DWGProps or ??

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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-22-2013 07:11 AM in reply to: JGerth

The field is getting the information from the Filename.   %<\AcVar Filename \f"%fn2">%

 

Thank you very much for the help!

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KateMorrical
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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-22-2013 10:33 AM in reply to: jlipovetz

Did you send your vendor a ZIP file? If so, are they unzipping it before attempting to read the file name?

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Kate Morrical
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BIMmuse.com
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jlipovetz
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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-25-2013 05:23 AM in reply to: KateMorrical

Hello Kate,

 

I am not sure.  Does that make a difference when using fields?  What do you recommend?   I will have our production control engineeri contact the vendor to check it out.

 

Thanks!

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KateMorrical
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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-25-2013 07:19 AM in reply to: jlipovetz

I know AutoCAD occasionally has trouble finding referenced files when the host file is opened directly from a ZIP archive -- probably because the temporary path isn't quite what is expected. It wouldn't suprise me if this carried over to fields that are also trying to read file paths.

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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-25-2013 07:22 AM in reply to: KateMorrical

From our vendor: "I just opened the zip file and extracted the files into a new directory.

From there , I just double clicked the file to open with Autocad 2002. As soon as I opened them , I noticed the file name and drw # did not match. Why did only 6 files become garbled and not all of them?"

 

We are working in AutoCAD 2013 and have to save back to AutoCAD 2000 for the Vendor.  I'm not sure if something could be happening during the process.  As he indicated, It does not happen with all of the drawings.  We have never had this problem with any other Vendor in the past.

 

Joan

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Re: Etransmit and Fields

03-25-2013 07:26 AM in reply to: jlipovetz

If you have to save back to a lower format anywayy -=- might as well just convert the field to text and let them deal with static info.

 

They could just get TrueView 2013, adn view/convert with that. 

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