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Any way to use Freewheel without exposing the drawing URL?

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06-02-2009 07:47 AM
Since we only need to display & print drawings from our we site, Freewheel seems like a good option, but the drawings are confidential, so exposing the URL may not be acceptable to our customers. Is there a workaround, or should we be considering using something like Design Review instead?

Ideally, we want to display the drawing in a browser window as part of an ASP, but also need to show other information outside of the drawing window. The site is developed in Visual Studio 2008. What Autodesk products should we be considering for drawing review & print? Markups would be nice, but not mandatory. If possible, we would like to avoid ActiveX downloads, as they generally require special permissions and IS support to install at our customer's sites.

Thank you.
*clintonG
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Re: Any way to use Freewheel without exposing the drawing URL?

06-03-2009 05:49 PM in reply to: mikecorr
Have you not even spoken with your web developers? ASP.NET supports several
ways to disallow URIs from being revealed and without any ActiveX controls
as you surmise.


"mikecorr" wrote in message news:6193594@discussion.autodesk.com...
Since we only need to display & print drawings from our we site, Freewheel
seems like a good option, but the drawings are confidential, so exposing the
URL may not be acceptable to our customers. Is there a workaround, or should
we be considering using something like Design Review instead? Ideally, we
want to display the drawing in a browser window as part of an ASP, but also
need to show other information outside of the drawing window. The site is
developed in Visual Studio 2008. What Autodesk products should we be
considering for drawing review & print? Markups would be nice, but not
mandatory. If possible, we would like to avoid ActiveX downloads, as they
generally require special permissions and IS support to install at our
customer's sites. Thank you.
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
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Re: Any way to use Freewheel without exposing the drawing URL?

06-04-2009 03:58 PM in reply to: mikecorr



style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: #1f497d">Thank you for
contacting us. I am glad you are considering Project Freewheel. Project
Freewheel (

face=Calibri>http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com
)
is a technology preview that is available from Autodesk Labs. Autodesk Freewheel
(

face=Calibri>http://freewheel.autodesk.com

face=Calibri>) is a more official version. At this point, using either
Freewheel is about as secure as using email. In general no one will find your
file unless you email them a link. We have had requests for a self-hosted
version of Freewheel but those plans are on-hold given the current economic
climate. We look forward to the possibility of getting back to that as part
of a future release. Project Freewheel does associate uploaded DWF files
with your Autdoesk login, so you can delete them from the server when you no
longer need them there. In terms of printing, both of the Freewheel use the
browser printing capabilities - which is very limited. we are looking for our
DWF partners to make print servers available with web APIs that Freewheel could
call to be able to accomplish to-scale printing. So Autdoesk Design Review is
the way to go for now if printing is a must.



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Since
we only need to display & print drawings from our we site, Freewheel seems
like a good option, but the drawings are confidential, so exposing the URL may
not be acceptable to our customers. Is there a workaround, or should we be
considering using something like Design Review instead? Ideally, we want to
display the drawing in a browser window as part of an ASP, but also need to
show other information outside of the drawing window. The site is developed in
Visual Studio 2008. What Autodesk products should we be considering for
drawing review & print? Markups would be nice, but not mandatory. If
possible, we would like to avoid ActiveX downloads, as they generally require
special permissions and IS support to install at our customer's sites. Thank
you.

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