Is there a way to access the block libary without opening a drawing?
Or what object would you use to speed up drawing data extraction?
For example in other Cad programs you can open the drawing in a read-only mode or invisible and it speeds up the data extraction.
What would be a similiar method for Autocad 2011.
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Yes you can. This is basically what you need to work with a drawing that isn't currently opened in the DocumentManager.
Dim db As New Database(False, True)
db.ReadDwgFile("C:\Test\drawing1.dwg", FileOpenMode.OpenForReadAndAllShare, True, "")
Let Kean walk you though an example. Searching for "ReadDwgFile" should yield plenty more examples.