DWF Viewer

Reply
*Lone, Peter
Message 1 of 2 (57 Views)

Layers in API??

57 Views, 1 Replies
03-11-2003 12:22 AM
A while back, I had discussed with you the idea providing the asterisk (*)
or similar notation to denote ALL for the "LayersOff" parameter, as you can
do in AutoCAD. This would provide significant load time savings for turning
all layers off at initial load and would provide greater precision in
targeting layer display. An example case would be one where a had a DWF
with 100 or more layers, but for a particular web page I only wanted to see
4 or 5 of those layers. By default, all layers are turned on at load, and
then one-by-one they are turned off based on the layers that are
individually specified in the "LayersOff" parameter.

In the example case, I submit that inital rendering time, and overall
session performance, could be greatly reduced if you specify all layers off
at load and just the 4 or 5 layers to turn on. The replies I got back from
Autodesk some months ago had said that is was a good idea and that they
would see what could be done for this release. I downloaded the latest
version, but I can't see that this has been added.

Some questions:

1) Is this feature included in this release?
2) If not, does it look promising to be added as a feature at some point?
If not, why not?

TIA,

:smileytongue:ete
*raot
Message 2 of 2 (57 Views)

Re: Layers in API??

03-11-2003 07:38 PM in reply to: *Lone, Peter
Subu states in a thread below:

"This did not make into this release.

This is definitely there in our list of enhancements to the API. There is a
good chance it will make it to the next release. However, I cannot guarantee
you as to the timeframe for when this will actually come out in the
product."

cheers,
thilak



"Peter Lone" wrote in message
news:5F87C4D6AB993C6AD1228C2B77B7F572@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> A while back, I had discussed with you the idea providing the asterisk (*)
> or similar notation to denote ALL for the "LayersOff" parameter, as you
can
> do in AutoCAD. This would provide significant load time savings for
turning
> all layers off at initial load and would provide greater precision in
> targeting layer display. An example case would be one where a had a DWF
> with 100 or more layers, but for a particular web page I only wanted to
see
> 4 or 5 of those layers. By default, all layers are turned on at load, and
> then one-by-one they are turned off based on the layers that are
> individually specified in the "LayersOff" parameter.
>
> In the example case, I submit that inital rendering time, and overall
> session performance, could be greatly reduced if you specify all layers
off
> at load and just the 4 or 5 layers to turn on. The replies I got back
from
> Autodesk some months ago had said that is was a good idea and that they
> would see what could be done for this release. I downloaded the latest
> version, but I can't see that this has been added.
>
> Some questions:
>
> 1) Is this feature included in this release?
> 2) If not, does it look promising to be added as a feature at some point?
> If not, why not?
>
> TIA,
>
> :smileytongue:ete
>
>
>
>

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community