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antoniovinci
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Re: DWG Insert That Contains Data Connect

05-24-2013 05:30 AM in reply to: gluckett

gluckett wrote:
non-graphic data can be added to all DWGs across the verticals and all products?

Well, block attributes are kinda horizontal data between DWG...

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gluckett
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Registered: ‎10-10-2003
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Re: DWG Insert That Contains Data Connect

05-24-2013 07:11 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

See, DWG is half-way there!

 

All we need is data on plines, splines, lines, etc.  

 

XDATA does not cut it for regular people.

 

This would make life really easy if the vanilla DWG had that kind of generic non-graphic data.  

 

Imagine what everyone could do with their own data showing up in the Properties Pane!

 

 

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Message 13 of 13 (39 Views)

Re: DWG Insert That Contains Data Connect

05-24-2013 02:53 PM in reply to: gluckett

Hi,

 

>> All we need is data on plines, splines, lines, etc.

No, that's not all. If you are able to add attributive data to geometry you have to verify:

  • - how should the attributive data be labeled
  • - you will then also need functionality for classification, e.g. show a polyline in red if it's a pipe from 1900-1999 and show it in green for 2000 and younger.
  • - what should happen to that data if the geometry is modified, e.g. extruded.

...to list just a few of the necessary things that are needed then. And where are we then .... at AutoCAD Map3D. :smileywink:

 

- alfred -

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