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Dynamic Stamps: What would you want?

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06-24-2010 03:33 PM

Dynamic stamps may be able to automatically include the current date and time, your name, contact information, etc. For example, say you want to approve or reject a drawing, you could just grab the "Approved" or  "Rejected" stamp and apply it to a sheet...your name, date, and time could be included automatically.


I am wondering what stamps you would like to see that would have this type of feature. Specifically, what types of "dynamic" text fields would you like to have included in these kind of stamps.


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Re: Dynamic Stamps: What would you want?

03-13-2011 10:17 AM in reply to: davidtu

We really need to be able to make custom stamps that will atuomatically fill in dates, times, and user names similar to PDF stamps that read system date/ time/user info and fill in. The whole process of creating custom stampls in ADR is in my opinion way too cumbersome. If I need to get outside, non cad folks to use ADR as a markup tool, it is almost impossible to explain to them how to create or send them custom stamps. For example, a simple approval stamp with "Approved," "Approved as Noted" and "Resubmit" checkboxes now requires at least (3) separate custom stamps (one for each checkbox marked) and if there is a date and name to be filled in one must manually place pieces of text and drag it into place. Then, if stamp is repositioned, you have to hope you remember to reposition the signature and date text bits as well. This should be much simpler, and stamp creation should not involve dwf publication with block info, etc so non-cad people can easily create their own stamps. One way would be to make dynamic attiributed blocks from autocad directly importable (with date, name, and visibility states for checkmarks, etc). Of course, this still does not help non-cad people, but it would certainly make it easier for us to send them custom symbols.

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Re: Dynamic Stamps: What would you want?

03-24-2011 11:30 AM in reply to: davidtu

Boxes that can be checked/unchecked, such as for an approval stamp where you'd have Approved, Approved as noted, Resubmit, Rejected, etc.   Then name and date fields.  The whole stamp creation process in ADR is cumbersome and very limited.  Its basically of no use to us engineers who want to use it to review/markup drawings.  We use Nitro PDF or Acrobat.

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Re: Dynamic Stamps: What would you want?

03-28-2011 11:32 AM in reply to: derekanderson

Thanks for the post.  


To all ADR users:  

We are considering how the markups can be enhanced and would like to hear further details about what you are looking for.  If you are interested in discussing this with us, please email me at and we can arrange a time.




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Re: Dynamic Stamps: What would you want?

08-04-2011 05:07 AM in reply to: lundbea

Has this gone anywhere yet?  Because, frankly, this product is of little use to us if we cannot use dynamic stamps for electronic drawing approval.  I can do this easily with a PDF... why do I need ADR?

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Re: Dynamic Stamps: What would you want?

08-12-2011 05:55 AM in reply to: davidtu

Not only a dynamic Approval Stamp, but also the ability to create multiple mark-up layers.

I.e. one layer for Mechanical, one for Electrical etc. so all comment from differing Departmentscan be capture in one dwf.

It seems abackward step to be able to create any number of layers within AutoCAd to the restrict the Mark-up with ADR to ONE !! Bizzare

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