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Rave.Tam
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Message 11 of 23 (755 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

07-15-2013 09:30 AM in reply to: ybogdanov
I written an open source project for an alternate way to connect OPC (pre 2014 style). You can get more information in my blog
http://lazcad.com/2013/07/offpage-connector-quick-fix-in-2014
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Calibreza
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Registered: ‎05-29-2013
Message 12 of 23 (723 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

08-08-2013 02:51 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam

Hi Rave.Tam,

 

I am having a huge problem with 240 odd OPC's to connect over 23 drawings. The create connection window takes +/- 3 mins to preview so over 240 OPC's that's a lot of waiting!

 

I was emailed your solution, but am having a problem getting it to work. I've never used plug-ins before, so please bear with me. I have downloaded the Zip file and copied the Lazcad.Opc.bundle folder into C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins as directed, however when I open P&ID and type the command 'OPCSELECT' i get a message "Unknown Command".

 

Can you please advise what I am doing wrong? Thanks

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Rave.Tam
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Message 13 of 23 (718 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

08-08-2013 04:40 AM in reply to: Calibreza
When you download the zip file, make sure to right click, select properties and click unblock. And make sure in AutoCAD, APPAUTOLOAD is set to 14.

Then type AppManager command and see if Lazcad.OPC is in the list.

If not, type Netload and load the file here
C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\Lazcad.Opc.bundle\Contents\2014\Lazcad.Opc.dll

If netload works, there must be something wrong with the xml file in the bundle folder.
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Calibreza
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Message 14 of 23 (716 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

08-08-2013 05:10 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam

Thanks Rave.Tam,

 

I did as you said but couldn't see Lazcad.OPC in the AppManager, but the Netload command works.

 

I'm working in 2014, with no exposure to the earlier versions so am getting used to the OPC connect methods. As far as I understand I have to open both drawings I want to connect OPC's in. In the first drawing I type OPCSELECT and choose an OPC, then go to the second drawing and type OPCSELECT and then choose the matching OPC. That seems to work for me with instantaneous connection. You've saved me days of waiting for the program to respond when connecting OPC's so thanks a ton.

 

Gavin

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doug.webb
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Registered: ‎03-13-2013
Message 15 of 23 (649 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

08-27-2013 08:22 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam

Thank you so much for this solution Rave.Tam.  We did some initial testing of 2014 before moving our projects over, but somehow this issue didn't come up on our radar until we committed, and went into 2014 production.  Obviously our test databases were too small.

I commend your ability to not only come up with a solution, but also your sharing of  that solution.  We have 2 projects, one with 500+ OPC's across 50 dwgs, and another with 1005 OPC's across 122 dwgs.  Your plug-in has made our team productive again.

 

Regards,

Doug

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richard.pacle
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Registered: ‎07-15-2013
Message 16 of 23 (645 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

08-27-2013 12:20 PM in reply to: Rave.Tam
You Rock man! You really saved the day with this fantastic utility of yours. Thank you very very much for the excellent work and for sharing! thanks man!
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Rave.Tam
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Message 17 of 23 (629 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

08-30-2013 01:28 AM in reply to: doug.webb
glad it helps
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Rave.Tam
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Message 18 of 23 (617 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

09-02-2013 08:49 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam
I have added a new release here. You can now use the ribbon to launch the command or use context menu.

https://github.com/lazcad/Lazcad.Opc/releases/tag/0.2
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Calibreza
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Registered: ‎05-29-2013
Message 19 of 23 (585 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

09-05-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: Rave.Tam

Thanks Rave.Tam, Version 2 is working well from the ribbon and context menu. Thanks again.

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jameselston
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Registered: ‎08-07-2013
Message 20 of 23 (495 Views)

Re: Problem Off Page Connector 2014 in large project

09-12-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: ybogdanov

Please forgive me if I'm wrong, but something don't smell right about this lazcad deal. I've never seen anybody with more than a few posting saying that this utiltity actually works. It didn't work for me and actually caused me problems.

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