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ricobano
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persisting data in cad drawings

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04-23-2012 07:03 AM

Is it possible to persist a custom object within CAD at a per drawing level?  Basically we want to create a web service that pulls in a project name / project number etc etc from our project management software and persist this to the cad drawing itself so it is available when reopened?

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: persisting data in cad drawings

04-23-2012 07:06 AM in reply to: ricobano

Hi,

 

you can use "named objects dictionary" therefor.

 

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ricobano
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Re: persisting data in cad drawings

04-23-2012 07:08 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

ok.  So anything stored in the dictionary gets saved automatically?  Im just doing a search for this now in google.  Do you have any decent links you can share.  Apologies completly new to CAD development

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: persisting data in cad drawings

04-23-2012 07:16 AM in reply to: ricobano

Hi,

 

>> So anything stored in the dictionary gets saved automatically?

Saved automatically is not correct, it is saved with the drawing, but only if the user saves the drawing. :smileyhappy:=

 

>> Do you have any decent links you can share

One special link: >>>click<<< :smileywink:

"Through the Interface" is always a great site for all dotNET-stuff for AutoCAD, and there are a lot more listed. Let us know, if you have troubles while writing your specific code, but as a global help you have now links the get deeper into NOD's.

 

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Alexander.Rivilis
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Re: persisting data in cad drawings

04-23-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: ricobano

Another solution is DatabaseSummaryInfo custom properties. Information stored in DatabaseSummaryInfo can be read without AutoCAD as a dwg-file properties with Explorer.


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Re: persisting data in cad drawings

04-23-2012 11:21 AM in reply to: ricobano

Data can be saved; how that data is manipulated i.e. program cannot.  So the drawing can go elsewhere but if the program (AutoCAD, for example) doesn't have the plug-in or object enabler then nothing will happen with that data.

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