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ArmyVet717
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Client requests

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06-28-2012 01:41 PM

Hello,

I work for a telecommunications engineering company, and one of our clients has given us a task to come up with a way to utlize DWG or DWF files to assist in searching and locating features quickly.

What they want to be able to do is have the ability to create search perameters to find addresses, streets, cities, and counties in several states quickly. They brought up DXF files as a way to do so as they do not utilize AutoCAD. I have been researching DWF and DWFx creation, and the ability to utilize them as HTML files.

I have worked with AutoCAD for over 7 years, and never utilized DWF files, and do not know if that would be a benefit for them. My manager though of possibly using a spreadsheet to place the hyperlinks on, but that would require the DWF files to be loaded on a web page.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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DarrenP
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 01:56 PM in reply to: ArmyVet717

i don't see an easy way of doing this

you would have to have some webpage design programming

i don't believe dwfx or dwf can do this

i would have to check

you may consider looking at GIS software like Autocad Map or Infrastructure map server

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ArmyVet717
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 02:05 PM in reply to: DarrenP

Thank you for the response.

We do have one machine running Map 3D. Even still, I am not sure how to accomplish the task of making the locating of the information quick. Using the "Find" command is useful, but if they are not running the software, it is a mood point. And with the DWF, it seems we would have to create a dwg of every intersection in order to make a site specific map that could be utlized, which judging by the size of the file I was told about could be enormous, creating even more issues.

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DarrenP
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 02:08 PM in reply to: ArmyVet717

have you looked at Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server aka Mapguide?

this may be the way to go

unless someone else has an idea

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ArmyVet717
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 02:26 PM in reply to: DarrenP

I just looked at Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server. Although it seems useful, I am not certain the company wants to spend the money to purchase additional software in order to satiafy only one client. I will do some more research on however and at least bring it up.

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DarrenP
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 02:29 PM in reply to: ArmyVet717

if its just for 1 client probably won't be a good idea to justify spending that amount of money on it

 

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DarrenP
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 02:36 PM in reply to: DarrenP
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ArmyVet717
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 03:06 PM in reply to: DarrenP

Thanks, I will look into this. I am really at a loss as to how to accomplish this task fully without looking at other types of software or hiring someone to write a program to do exactly what they want.

 

Thanks again.

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steven-g
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Re: Client requests

06-28-2012 10:03 PM in reply to: ArmyVet717

  Sounds interesting. Try a search for the 'Whip' plugin on the programming forums here in the discussion groups. And good luck sounds like an interesting project.

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ArmyVet717
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Re: Client requests

07-02-2012 09:19 AM in reply to: steven-g

I looked into "Whip", but since we are all running 64 bit systems, it looks like I am out of luck with that. I am waiting for my manager to come and see what he was able to find out from the client as far as what they really want, but when we last talked, it looks like we may have to go to a outside contractor for assistance.

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