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digital pen solution for ADR?

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07-20-2010 05:31 PM

So, I was in awe a few years ago at Boston CAD Camp when I saw the digital pen demonstrated with ADR.  Then the product was sold to Adapx, who promptly droppped support of Autodesk Design Review in favor of PDF formats.


Some of our older seasoned reviewers (me included) would LOVE to have the digital pen back.  Are there any other products on the market that can take the place of the Adapx pen?  Tablet PC's don't work with handwriting recognition...but otherwise, could be a solution I suppose - but nothing like actually writing on paper....

Please help!

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Re: digital pen solution for ADR?

07-21-2010 10:23 PM in reply to: dore


Adapx seems to still be selling this with Design Review (see though it's only supported on ADR 2009.


I don't know of other solutions with ADR + electronic pen; sorry.

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Re: digital pen solution for ADR?

04-05-2011 08:10 AM in reply to: dore

My name is Fred and I’m new to the group. I represent a company called DIT (Document Integration Technologies) and we are a digital pen distributor and integrator and we may have an alternative solution to meet your needs. We promote a similar product called Digital Drawing and we are resellers of the Adapx solution. I would like the opportunity to have an open discussion and see where we may be able to help you and your company. Please feel free to contact me through the group or by email at

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Re: digital pen solution for ADR?

11-19-2012 07:56 PM in reply to: dore

A little late but check out SmartInk for AutoCAD.  It allows you to plot from any flavor of AutoCAD 2013 and markup the paper drawing. Once the pen is docked the markup can be loaded back into the original AutoCAD drawing as polylines.  No need to keep the paper.  There is a video up on YouTube here 

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