I want to figure out is it possible to automate DWG load procedure using Studio so I dont need to do it manually every time DWG file have changed. Can anyone suggest how it possible to do.
If you use AIMS 2013 you can directly connect to the DWG with an Alias and the FDO Provider for DWG, so when the file updates you are good to go.
Yes but I noticed that when aims is running you can´t save edits directly to that DWG so if you wan´t make edits you have to first temporarily shut down aims. This same happens when you have made manually FDO connection to DWG. So basically this is limitation of DWG for example SDF can have multiple users.
Connectingto DWG using FDO I need to manually add custom linetypes and symbols, but using DWG load preserves automatically all styles.
Why not use a batch file to copy the DWGs at night:
In your batch file, stop AIMS, copy the files, and start AIMS
net stop InfrastructureMapServer2013
copy *.dwg d:\AIMSDWGS\*.dwg
net start InfrastructureMapServer2013
If you use Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks, you can call this batch file every evening to keep mapguide up to date.
As a side note, you can harvest all the rotations, blocks, block scale etc from the DWG and recreate them in AIMS, the hard part is loading the Symbols into AIMS ...
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