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mies07
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create custom stamp

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06-01-2010 04:52 PM
How to do this? I am trying to tout Design Review to designers who use only Macs, but have a spare PC that they are willing to devote to markups., The main thing they need to use to mark up a DWF is a stamp saying "Approved" or "Revise and Resubmit" with their logo and and standard checkboxes- something that could begin as a rasrter image,. There must be an easy way for them to crete a stamp without delving into the world of catalogues, etc. or they will never use it The help fille is useless.
Please help.
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SilviaCao
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Re: create custom stamp

06-02-2010 12:43 AM in reply to: mies07
Thank you for your question.

You can create a custom symbol/stamp by the following steps.

1. Open Autodesk Design Review (ADR).

2. Prepare the image file which will be created as custom symbol.

3. Drag the image file into the ADR; then click Save As button to save the image file as a DWF file.

4. Add the DWF file as the custom symbol by following the help file.

Please reply back if you have any further questions.

Silvia
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mies07
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Re: create custom stamp

06-02-2010 02:05 PM in reply to: mies07
Thank you Siliva for puttng me on the right track.
You can also create catalogues that have multiple symbols in one shot by placing all symbols, seals, stamps, etc. as blocks in an Autocad dwg and publishing to dwf w/ block template created via publish options. Then when creating symbol catalogue, use the "Import each object on sheets as a symbol" option. This can be a little squirrely as you have to be very careful about what block properties you import - especially the "name" property because if you don't you will not be able to tell DR to use block names as symbol names and all symbols will have same name assigned with an incremented suffix (Symbol1, Symbol2, etc) Also there are issues with memory images being confused if both DR and ACAD are open at the same time (you may think you're creating a new dwf or block template file, but info in memory says file exists and overwrite does not occur, etc.)
However, as mentioned in other posts, what is really needed are custom STAMPS, not symbols. As stamps are editiable, we could include things like dates and checks in checkboxes, etc (possibly via use of fields in stamp definition?) I'm thinking more about "Revise and Resubmit" "Approved as Noted" type stamps where firm logo and the approval options are all inculded in one stamp and the reviewer just checks off appropriate checkbox and fills in a date.
Thanks,
Mike
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derekanderson
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Re: create custom stamp

03-24-2011 11:24 AM in reply to: mies07

Has anyone come up with a solution to this?  We would like to create custom stamps as well.  Custom stamps that have boxes that can be checked or unchecked, maybe a date field and name field.  We would use these stamps as approval stamps for reviewing shop drawings.

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cblocher
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Re: create custom stamp

03-25-2011 06:29 AM in reply to: derekanderson

Hi,

 

Dynamic stamps has been noted on the product wishlist.

 

For Autodesk Design Review 2011, here's a video showing how to create custom symbols: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hulhdyYSg

 

Although this isn't the editable stamp you're looking for in Design Review, Autodesk Design Review 2012, available for download now, allows you to paste copied images directly on to a 2D sheet.

 

One workaround is to setup a PowerPoint slide creating "stamps" with the desired formatting and insert the Date & Time object (set the object to update automatically in PowerPoint). Then, as you need to markup designs, open the PowerPoint slide and copy the PowerPoint object and paste them into the 2D sheet being reviewed. You can see this done quickly in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeCLcyWB75w

 

Hope it helps,

 

C.

 


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jfertig34
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Re: create custom stamp

04-18-2012 10:09 AM in reply to: cblocher

Considering that it's been a year, has there been any progress on creating dynamic stamps in DR2013?  I've been poking around the new version and don't see anything new in that regard.

This should be really easy to implement, and if Autodesk is hoping that people will use DR to review drawings (shop drawings during CA for instance) then this needs to be understood as an essential functionality of the software.

 

Thanks-

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Zzybalubah
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Re: create custom stamp

10-20-2012 04:45 PM in reply to: mies07

A symbol is not a stamp.  A stamp is not a symbol.  Why is it when someone asks about stamps, someone else gives an answer about symbols.  The questioner, like me , is looking for a way to make a custom STAMP.  Symbols are useless for this.

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cblocher
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Re: create custom stamp

10-22-2012 06:43 AM in reply to: mies07

Hi,

 

Dynamic stamps were added to Autodesk Design Review 2013. These stamps automatically can include your user name, time, date, and filename to 2D drawings.

 

Best,

 

C.


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Kubass
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Re: create custom stamp

11-10-2012 03:37 AM in reply to: cblocher

Hi.

 

How to add custom dynamic stamp in ADR2013?

 

Kuba

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cblocher
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Re: create custom stamp

11-13-2012 12:46 PM in reply to: Kubass

Hi,

 

Can you provide more details regarding what you want to do?

 

Dynamic stamps are added to a drawing like any other stamp: Click Markup & Measure tab > Stamps & Symbols panel > Stamps drop-down. The dynamic stamps are located at the bottom of the list.

 

Best,

 

Chris


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