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*PrisM
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ARX Object Enablers

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05-05-2004 07:24 PM
I just ran our new DWG Viewer which installs with Composer and it choked on the Rtext plotstamps we use. An info box came up sending me to Autodesk website to get enablers, but none are posted. Aren't they available yet? Has anyone seen them? Thanks, Priscilla Mills
*Mark Douglas
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Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-06-2004 09:07 AM in reply to: *PrisM
I just ran into this last night also. Although we don't use Rtext Anymore we use Fields. They work fine. Mark "PrisM" wrote in message news:4099a18f$1_2@newsprd01... > I just ran our new DWG Viewer which installs with Composer and it choked on > the Rtext plotstamps we use. > > An info box came up sending me to Autodesk website to get enablers, but none > are posted. Aren't they available yet? Has anyone seen them? > > Thanks, > Priscilla Mills > >
*PrisM
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Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-06-2004 12:05 PM in reply to: *PrisM
We plan to use fields extensively on all our work in 2005. The drawings our engineer needs to view and plot include archives back to AutoCad 2.5, and we used rtext with diesel enthusiastically from the time that express tool became available. NOT going to go back to thousands of dwgs to change rtext to fields. I'm looking for the Enabler frantically, he has already complained about the "boxes where there is supposed to be information" when he plots older dwgs. Priscilla
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Doug Look, Autodesk
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Message 4 of 17 (444 Views)

Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-06-2004 07:25 PM in reply to: *PrisM
Priscilla,

Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure to pass this along to see what we can determine.

Doug Look, Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.
*Ben Kopf
Message 5 of 17 (444 Views)

Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-07-2004 08:40 AM in reply to: *PrisM
Hi All, You can find most object enablers at the following web site address: www.autodesk.com/enablers Priscilla, we are looking into your particular need for the "Rtext" enabler and will let you and the group know what we have found out as soon as we get more information. Regards, Ben Kopf Autodesk Product Design ----------- "Doug Look, Autodesk" wrote in message news:11327296.1083896834563.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > Priscilla, > > Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure to pass this along to see what we can determine. > > Doug Look, Product Manager > Autodesk, Inc.
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Doug Look, Autodesk
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Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-16-2004 07:43 PM in reply to: *PrisM
Hi Priscilla,
I've been looking into your Rtext difficulties. Unfortunately, it looks as though DWF Composer isn't able to support Rtext. Also as I understand it, there isn't an OE for Rtext. There are some workarounds that the AutoCAD author can make, but I'm not sure this is a good answer.

Let me know if you'd like me to forward more info about the workaround.

Best regards,

Doug Look, Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.
*PrisM
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Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-17-2004 01:01 PM in reply to: *PrisM
Thanks for your time, Doug Specifically, I was inquiring about the DWG viewer. If the workarounds are geared to AutoCAD 2000 format drawings and/or do not involve changing all Rtext to Fields, it would be great to at least know what they are, even if they don't offer a "solution". Making an author change his/her product (especially long after the fact) to accommodate a quick plot is never a good idea. DEFINITE wish list item. Either for native DWF Composer ability or (better for the immediate) for an Object Enabler. Priscilla Mills CAD Mgr, Nute Engineering "Doug Look, Autodesk" wrote in message news:25644080.1084761850137.JavaMail.javamailuser@localhost... > Hi Priscilla, > I've been looking into your Rtext difficulties. Unfortunately, it looks as though DWF Composer isn't able to support Rtext. Also as I understand it, there isn't an OE for Rtext. There are some workarounds that the AutoCAD author can make, but I'm not sure this is a good answer. > > Let me know if you'd like me to forward more info about the workaround. > > Best regards, > > Doug Look, Product Manager > Autodesk, Inc.
*Ben Cochran
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Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-17-2004 04:11 PM in reply to: *PrisM
I am confused. A DWF files does not need object enablers. That is the point behind DWF. Ben "PrisM" wrote in message news:40a919f2$1_2@newsprd01... > Thanks for your time, Doug > > Specifically, I was inquiring about the DWG viewer. > > If the workarounds are geared to AutoCAD 2000 format drawings and/or do not > involve changing all Rtext to Fields, it would be great to at least know > what they are, even if they don't offer a "solution". Making an author > change his/her product (especially long after the fact) to accommodate a > quick plot is never a good idea. > > DEFINITE wish list item. Either for native DWF Composer ability or (better > for the immediate) for an Object Enabler. > > Priscilla Mills > > CAD Mgr, Nute Engineering > > "Doug Look, Autodesk" wrote in message > news:25644080.1084761850137.JavaMail.javamailuser@localhost... > > > Hi Priscilla, > > I've been looking into your Rtext difficulties. Unfortunately, it looks > as though DWF Composer isn't able to support Rtext. Also as I understand > it, there isn't an OE for Rtext. There are some workarounds that the > AutoCAD author can make, but I'm not sure this is a good answer. > > > > Let me know if you'd like me to forward more info about the workaround. > > > > Best regards, > > > > Doug Look, Product Manager > > Autodesk, Inc. > >
*PrisM
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Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-17-2004 04:22 PM in reply to: *PrisM
No, a dwf is self-contained as far as interpreted objects, like a plotted paper page. So it isn't the DWF reading portion of the install that needs an Object Enabler, but the DWG reading portion. The DWG Viewer can create a dwf, but cannot read Rtext objects in the drawing file, so the plot or dwf created with DWG Viewer has lost any information contained in the Rtext. Priscilla "Ben Cochran" wrote in message news:40a946a6$1_1@newsprd01... > I am confused. A DWF files does not need object enablers. That is the point > behind DWF. > > Ben > > "PrisM" wrote in message > news:40a919f2$1_2@newsprd01... > > Thanks for your time, Doug > > > > Specifically, I was inquiring about the DWG viewer. > >
*Rodney McManamy - CADzation
Message 10 of 17 (444 Views)

Re: ARX Object Enablers

05-18-2004 06:31 PM in reply to: *PrisM
I doubt that the DWG Viewer is meant to be a full fledged replacement for publishing from AutoCAD or from LT. It's one of those take what you get. Any viewer is extremelly hard to support 100% of what AutoCAD can do let alone all of the custom objects out there. Take Volo View which was pretty good but grew to a 95 MB download or something like that. It actually really surprised me that they came out with the DWG Viewer because I thought the whole idea behind Composer and the DWF was to not have to work with the native DWG formats. If you're tying to convert a DWG in Composer you still have all the same hassles meaning you have to have all of the linetype files, ctb files, xrefs, images, and everything else that the drawing references. Meaning you better be on the same machine and hence you probably have AutoCAD so publish to DWF from there. -- Rodney McManamy President CADzation ------------------------- rmcmanamy@cadzation.com ------------------------- 518 South Route 31 Suite 200 McHenry, IL 60050 www.cadzation.com Providing Industrial Strength PDF & DWF Solutions to the Global CAD Marketplace. "PrisM" wrote in message news:40a94911$1_3@newsprd01... > No, a dwf is self-contained as far as interpreted objects, like a plotted > paper page. > > So it isn't the DWF reading portion of the install that needs an Object > Enabler, but the DWG reading portion. > > The DWG Viewer can create a dwf, but cannot read Rtext objects in the > drawing file, so the plot or dwf created with DWG Viewer has lost any > information contained in the Rtext. > > Priscilla > > > "Ben Cochran" wrote in message > news:40a946a6$1_1@newsprd01... > > I am confused. A DWF files does not need object enablers. That is the > point > > behind DWF. > > > > Ben > > > > "PrisM" wrote in message > > news:40a919f2$1_2@newsprd01... > > > Thanks for your time, Doug > > > > > > Specifically, I was inquiring about the DWG viewer. > > > > >
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