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*Shipley, Jim
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What is ObjectDBX?

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03-10-2003 09:36 PM
Hello,

Can anyone tell me what ObjectDBX is and how to use it (with VB)? I have
just stumbled on it in this newsgroup and it seems like a way to 'open'
drawings without starting AutoCAD. Is this correct? If so, this would be
great. I have a program that extracts all of the title block attributes
from all of the drawings in a directory, but I have to open up each drawing
in AutoCAD. Would ObjectDBX be able to do this faster? I just called up VB
and set a reference to the AutoCAD ObjectDBX type library and it looks like
all of the functionality is there.

Is there any documentation on how to use it?

Thanks
Jim Shipley
*Propst, Mark
Message 2 of 6 (161 Views)

Re: What is ObjectDBX?

03-11-2003 01:41 AM in reply to: *Shipley, Jim
google is your friend

"Jim Shipley" wrote in message
news:229BFE2BB126DC1F3DFEB326E65925F7@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me what ObjectDBX is and how to use it (with VB)? I have
*Bartleet, Sean
Message 3 of 6 (161 Views)

Re: What is ObjectDBX?

03-11-2003 06:08 AM in reply to: *Shipley, Jim
Hi,

Look at a reply to a post to this newsgroup sent just yesterday.
Subject: Re: Text on VB
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 14:21:15 -0800

Sean Bartleet

"Jim Shipley" wrote in message
news:229BFE2BB126DC1F3DFEB326E65925F7@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me what ObjectDBX is and how to use it (with VB)? I have
> just stumbled on it in this newsgroup and it seems like a way to 'open'
> drawings without starting AutoCAD. Is this correct? If so, this would be
> great. I have a program that extracts all of the title block attributes
> from all of the drawings in a directory, but I have to open up each
drawing
> in AutoCAD. Would ObjectDBX be able to do this faster? I just called up
VB
> and set a reference to the AutoCAD ObjectDBX type library and it looks
like
> all of the functionality is there.
>
> Is there any documentation on how to use it?
>
> Thanks
> Jim Shipley
>
>
*Preston, Stephen
Message 4 of 6 (161 Views)

Re: What is ObjectDBX?

03-11-2003 10:20 PM in reply to: *Shipley, Jim
Try www.autodesk.com/objectdbx.

ObjectDBX a C++ API, and very similar to ObjectARX (www.objectarx.com).
ObjectDBX allows you to create your own 'ObjectDBX Host Application' - a
standalone app that can load and manipulate drawings. E.g. Volo View (and
AutoCAD itself) are both ObjectDBX Host Applications - which is why AutoCAD
registers an ObjectDBX type library.

Cheers,

Stephen Preston
Developer Technical Services
Autodesk
http://adn.autodesk.com



"Jim Shipley" wrote in message
news:229BFE2BB126DC1F3DFEB326E65925F7@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me what ObjectDBX is and how to use it (with VB)? I have
> just stumbled on it in this newsgroup and it seems like a way to 'open'
> drawings without starting AutoCAD. Is this correct? If so, this would be
> great. I have a program that extracts all of the title block attributes
> from all of the drawings in a directory, but I have to open up each
drawing
> in AutoCAD. Would ObjectDBX be able to do this faster? I just called up
VB
> and set a reference to the AutoCAD ObjectDBX type library and it looks
like
> all of the functionality is there.
>
> Is there any documentation on how to use it?
>
> Thanks
> Jim Shipley
>
>
*Belshan, James
Message 5 of 6 (161 Views)

Re:

03-11-2003 10:50 PM in reply to: *Shipley, Jim
> google is your friend

To expand a little...

Go to http://groups.google.com

Browse to autodesk.autocad.customization.vba or search for "autocad
customization vba" to get there fast.

Search for objectdbx, being sure to push the button "Search only in this
group"

James
*Shipley, Jim
Message 6 of 6 (161 Views)

Re: What is ObjectDBX?

03-12-2003 01:38 AM in reply to: *Shipley, Jim
Thanks!

I found a bunch of info, and I will try my hand at using the ObjectDBX
library...

Jim


"Jim Shipley" wrote in message
news:229BFE2BB126DC1F3DFEB326E65925F7@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hello,
>
> Can anyone tell me what ObjectDBX is and how to use it (with VB)? I have
> just stumbled on it in this newsgroup and it seems like a way to 'open'
> drawings without starting AutoCAD. Is this correct? If so, this would be
> great. I have a program that extracts all of the title block attributes
> from all of the drawings in a directory, but I have to open up each
drawing
> in AutoCAD. Would ObjectDBX be able to do this faster? I just called up
VB
> and set a reference to the AutoCAD ObjectDBX type library and it looks
like
> all of the functionality is there.
>
> Is there any documentation on how to use it?
>
> Thanks
> Jim Shipley
>
>

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