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Searchable Markups

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05-07-2010 08:02 PM
I'm interested in capturing markups that a user (on the web - so using javascript) has added to a DWF and then adding them to a database table (or set of tables). The original DWF is also being stored in the drawing. Once this is done, I would like to apply the markups back to the original DWF (unedited version) from the database table.

Any suggestions?

I think a key piece of this is the ability to programmatically insert markups into a DWF, but it seems as though that was intentionally left out of the DWF Viewer's public API.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Searchable Markups

05-10-2010 10:04 PM in reply to: gte250p
Thank you for your question.

Autodesk Design Review currently does not support create/insert markups API.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

ADR/DWF Customer Support

Herbert He
SW Engineer
Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Searchable Markups

05-13-2010 06:21 AM in reply to: gte250p
Thanks for your answer Herbert. I'm aware that you guys don't actively support the API, based on previous posts. My question is that of clarification on this issue. There are two ways I think it could be here:

1) You have it and just don't want to publish it for broad community interests, but don't mind open source developers using it if they stumble upon it.

2) You have it and are actively seeking to protect it - ie, stop developers from using it; of course I can't really blame you if that's the goal.

I have no problem writing to a "protected" or "private" API, and then telling my users that they can't upgrade until I code to the next API (think Java's com.sun packages here). However, if autodesk is actively seeking to protect the markup API, then I can just hack around in the raw DWF/DWFX format and that might be a better route (although obviously more work for me).

So, my main question in this response post is:
If you guys just don't mind a user figuring out the "protected" API and using it (you aren't seeking to protect it), then where is a good place for me to research the FULL set of methods available to Javascript when accessing ADViewer et al, short of firing up the full microsoft C++ debugger on IE and plugins? And I know the answer is not the " [Developer Tools Page|http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=5801732] " that previous posts refer to. (ie, thread [535039|http://discussion.autodesk.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=535039])

Thanks again!
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Message 4 of 4 (522 Views)

Re: Searchable Markups

05-18-2010 04:30 PM in reply to: gte250p
Thanks for the questions. We don't have any API for creating markups, public, private or otherwise.
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