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Measuring Drawing Health

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11-16-2012 06:45 AM

I have been developing a tool to report to an Excel file stats on, what I refer to as the 'health of drawing files'.

Currently, when the user opens a file the tool reports, among other things, the following bits of data are recorded.


  1. How many Annotation Scales
  2. How many RegAops
  3. How many Empty Blocks
  4. How many Empty Groups
  5. Proxy Graphics variable on or off.
  6. Drawing file size.

Other bits of info I track are:

  1. User who opened the file
  2. Last saved by.
  3. Last save date.
  4. Path and file name.

I wonder if there are other bits of info that might be available that would give a clue as to the drawing's health?


Any discussion?

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Registered: ‎05-21-2008
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Re: Measuring Drawing Health

11-16-2012 11:33 AM in reply to: mdhutchinson

What about references?


ie x-ref, images, pdfs etc, anything being pulled in.


BTW, sounds like a great tool.

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