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gegervision
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Message 1 of 9 (598 Views)

Embeded URL links within DWF

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07-01-2009 03:46 AM
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 2 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

07-01-2009 06:37 AM in reply to: gegervision
As I mentioned in the other post today:

Thank you for contacting us. At this time Project Freewheel
(http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com) only supports DWF and DWFx files.
Autodesk Freewheel (http://freewheel.autodesk.com) supports DWF files but is
about to be updated soon to also support DWFx.



wrote in message news:6211281@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files
like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the
standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on
an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open
the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working
already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
*clintonG
Message 3 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-16-2009 12:17 PM in reply to: gegervision
crippleware

"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6211406@discussion.autodesk.com...
As I mentioned in the other post today:

Thank you for contacting us. At this time Project Freewheel
(http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com) only supports DWF and DWFx files.
Autodesk Freewheel (http://freewheel.autodesk.com) supports DWF files but is
about to be updated soon to also support DWFx.



wrote in message news:6211281@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files
like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the
standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on
an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open
the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working
already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 4 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-17-2009 10:58 AM in reply to: gegervision
The goal of Project Freewheel was to see if we could support 3D viewing on
the web. We did that. People then asked if we would make a version that they
could rely on, so we set up a set of servers in a 24/7 monitored environment
and deployed that same code there. Autdoesk Freewheel is a free product and
people can make use of it as they see fit. I agree that it is not a full
featured all-in-one viewing solution like some of the for-fee offerings of
our 3rd party partners.

"clintonG" wrote in message
news:6255671@discussion.autodesk.com...
crippleware

"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6211406@discussion.autodesk.com...
As I mentioned in the other post today:

Thank you for contacting us. At this time Project Freewheel
(http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com) only supports DWF and DWFx files.
Autodesk Freewheel (http://freewheel.autodesk.com) supports DWF files but is
about to be updated soon to also support DWFx.



wrote in message news:6211281@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files
like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the
standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on
an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open
the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working
already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
*clintonG
Message 5 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-17-2009 01:25 PM in reply to: gegervision
Referring to anything Autodesk has released on the web as being "full
featured" is quite the chuckle as we are not ordinarily talking about any
great expectations although I do acknowledge from time to time somebody does
ask for some really advanced feature:

like being able to click a hyperlink.



"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6256376@discussion.autodesk.com...
The goal of Project Freewheel was to see if we could support 3D viewing on
the web. We did that. People then asked if we would make a version that they
could rely on, so we set up a set of servers in a 24/7 monitored environment
and deployed that same code there. Autdoesk Freewheel is a free product and
people can make use of it as they see fit. I agree that it is not a full
featured all-in-one viewing solution like some of the for-fee offerings of
our 3rd party partners.

"clintonG" wrote in message
news:6255671@discussion.autodesk.com...
crippleware

"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6211406@discussion.autodesk.com...
As I mentioned in the other post today:

Thank you for contacting us. At this time Project Freewheel
(http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com) only supports DWF and DWFx files.
Autodesk Freewheel (http://freewheel.autodesk.com) supports DWF files but is
about to be updated soon to also support DWFx.



wrote in message news:6211281@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files
like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the
standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on
an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open
the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working
already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 6 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-17-2009 03:48 PM in reply to: gegervision
I agree hyperlinks are not a hard feature. We had them in WHIP! in 1995. The
point is that Freewheel was an attempt to see if 3D data could be viewed
using a server-based approach. That was all. We learned what we wanted to
from it. Now we are working on Project Dragonfly and Project Showroom using
from what we learned on the Freewheel technology preview. When Dragonfly and
Showroom are done, we will see who has the last chuckle. :-)

"clintonG" wrote in message
news:6256523@discussion.autodesk.com...
Referring to anything Autodesk has released on the web as being "full
featured" is quite the chuckle as we are not ordinarily talking about any
great expectations although I do acknowledge from time to time somebody does
ask for some really advanced feature:

like being able to click a hyperlink.



"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6256376@discussion.autodesk.com...
The goal of Project Freewheel was to see if we could support 3D viewing on
the web. We did that. People then asked if we would make a version that they
could rely on, so we set up a set of servers in a 24/7 monitored environment
and deployed that same code there. Autodesk Freewheel is a free product and
people can make use of it as they see fit. I agree that it is not a full
featured all-in-one viewing solution like some of the for-fee offerings of
our 3rd party partners.

"clintonG" wrote in message
news:6255671@discussion.autodesk.com...
crippleware

"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6211406@discussion.autodesk.com...
As I mentioned in the other post today:

Thank you for contacting us. At this time Project Freewheel
(http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com) only supports DWF and DWFx files.
Autodesk Freewheel (http://freewheel.autodesk.com) supports DWF files but is
about to be updated soon to also support DWFx.



wrote in message news:6211281@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files
like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the
standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on
an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open
the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working
already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
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robincapperrcd
Posts: 66
Registered: ‎12-31-2008
Message 7 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-17-2009 04:09 PM in reply to: gegervision
It's a pity as Freewheel is often cited as a solution for viewing DWF(x) on a Mac (which it isn't in my opinion), something Autodesk still won't support on this supposedly universal format
- Robin.
*clintonG
Message 8 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-18-2009 08:23 AM in reply to: gegervision
Well, SketchUp has become an embarassment for you guys so I know and agree
with what you are implying. More competitive choices will be good for end
users either way.

"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6256630@discussion.autodesk.com...
I agree hyperlinks are not a hard feature. We had them in WHIP! in 1995. The
point is that Freewheel was an attempt to see if 3D data could be viewed
using a server-based approach. That was all. We learned what we wanted to
from it. Now we are working on Project Dragonfly and Project Showroom using
from what we learned on the Freewheel technology preview. When Dragonfly and
Showroom are done, we will see who has the last chuckle. :-)

"clintonG" wrote in message
news:6256523@discussion.autodesk.com...
Referring to anything Autodesk has released on the web as being "full
featured" is quite the chuckle as we are not ordinarily talking about any
great expectations although I do acknowledge from time to time somebody does
ask for some really advanced feature:

like being able to click a hyperlink.



"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6256376@discussion.autodesk.com...
The goal of Project Freewheel was to see if we could support 3D viewing on
the web. We did that. People then asked if we would make a version that they
could rely on, so we set up a set of servers in a 24/7 monitored environment
and deployed that same code there. Autodesk Freewheel is a free product and
people can make use of it as they see fit. I agree that it is not a full
featured all-in-one viewing solution like some of the for-fee offerings of
our 3rd party partners.

"clintonG" wrote in message
news:6255671@discussion.autodesk.com...
crippleware

"Scott Sheppard - Autodesk" wrote in message
news:6211406@discussion.autodesk.com...
As I mentioned in the other post today:

Thank you for contacting us. At this time Project Freewheel
(http://freewheel.labs.autodesk.com) only supports DWF and DWFx files.
Autodesk Freewheel (http://freewheel.autodesk.com) supports DWF files but is
about to be updated soon to also support DWFx.



wrote in message news:6211281@discussion.autodesk.com...
Does anyone know if Freewheel supports embedded URL links to other files
like PDFs served on the web? We have it working fine within with the
standard DWF viewer for windows inside IE7/IE8 where a person can click on
an item we specified within our design then a new browser window will open
the embedded URL/PDF file. I tried to load our exact file that is working
already but the URL links are not working. Any thoughts?
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 9 of 9 (598 Views)

Re: Embeded URL links within DWF

09-20-2009 06:24 AM in reply to: gegervision
Adding markup to the MacDWF program has potential.

wrote in message news:6256636@discussion.autodesk.com...
It's a pity as Freewheel is often cited as a solution for viewing DWF(x) on
a Mac (which it isn't in my opinion), something Autodesk still won't support
on this supposedly universal format
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