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markc01
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Registered: ‎02-16-2005
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Connecting to the existing ACAD instance

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08-24-2005 10:37 AM
'm trying to connect to the existing ACAD 2006 instance from a VB.net project using the com interop object.

I'm using the following code:

Dim myApp As AcadApplication
myApp = GetObject(, "Autocad.Application")
myApp.Visible = True

The code keeps returning a NEW instance of ACAD. I want to tap into the EXISTING instance.

Can someone tell me what's wrong?

thanks,
mark c.
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*Mike Tuersley
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Re: Connecting to the existing ACAD instance

08-24-2005 01:26 PM in reply to: markc01
GetActiveObject("AutoCAD.Application.16.2")

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iggy
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Registered: ‎08-26-2005
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Re: Connecting to the existing ACAD instance

08-29-2005 07:07 AM in reply to: markc01
what do you have to reference to make this work? I am totally new to AutoCAD and I can't get even this little launch code to work.

Thanx

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