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*Roscia, Joe
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Locking Software

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11-02-2000 03:18 AM
We have a need to forward AutoCAD files to some clients for archival
purposes. We want to be sure that the files can not be modified in anyway
but our clients can view and/or plot them. How are other consulting firms
handling this situation?

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Joe Roscia
Senior CADD Designer
Environmental Engineering & Remediation
207-828-1272
www.eerinc.com
*White, Glenn
Message 2 of 8 (222 Views)

Re: Locking Software

11-02-2000 07:17 AM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
We use Adobe Acrobat - very flexible - can be addressed inside AutoCAD - and
everyone can get the free reader

"Joe Roscia" wrote in message
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> We have a need to forward AutoCAD files to some clients for archival
> purposes. We want to be sure that the files can not be modified in anyway
> but our clients can view and/or plot them. How are other consulting firms
> handling this situation?
>
> --
> Joe Roscia
> Senior CADD Designer
> Environmental Engineering & Remediation
> 207-828-1272
> www.eerinc.com
>
*Wengerd, Owen
Message 3 of 8 (222 Views)

Re: Locking Software

11-02-2000 10:38 AM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
Joe:

> We want to be sure that the files can not be modified in anyway
> but our clients can view and/or plot them.

One option is to use our CADLock product (http://www.cadlock.com). :smileyhappy:
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Owen Wengerd
President, ManuSoft ==> http://www.manusoft.com
VP Americas, CADLock, Inc. ==> http://www.cadlock.com
HC
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HC
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Registered: ‎11-08-2000
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Re:

11-08-2000 07:22 AM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
How exactly does that work?
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ANDREW
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Registered: ‎01-04-2001
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Re: Locking Software

11-20-2000 12:31 AM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
One solution would be to create .PLT (plot files). These are created by checking of the Plot to File option in the plot dialog box. Your client would have to plot the file in order to view it - and no changes could be made.
*martin, jason
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11-20-2000 12:51 AM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
Not neccessarily. Plot files are generally a vector format. In fact express tools has a
tool that will convert an HPGL file to a dwg file. I've not seen one for HPGL/2 yet but
I'm sure that if someone hasn't written it yet they will. It's not that complicated of a
format. There are some viewers available for HPGL/2, so the technology to create a dwg
file isn't that different.

mho

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza
Andrew wrote in message news:ef4a7ac.3@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
One solution would be to create .PLT (plot files). These are created by checking of the
Plot to File option in the plot dialog box. Your client would have to plot the file in
order to view it - and no changes could be made.
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joeself
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Registered: ‎11-30-2003
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11-20-2000 01:50 AM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
Wouldn't the plot file have to be created for their specific plotter? What if they were still using a pen plotter? (Still running a pacesetter 2036)
*H, Scott
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Re:

12-05-2000 09:14 PM in reply to: *Roscia, Joe
search for ADOBE PDF under autocad2000.general newsgroup

"HC" wrote in message
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How exactly does that work?
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