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BDUB2012
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Registered: ‎03-14-2012
Message 1 of 16 (1,432 Views)

Drawings Stamp with Date

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04-15-2012 07:59 AM

Currently in autocad we start the print/plot command and then the command line shows options for the drawing stamp. There are several options including for approval, approved for construction, test only and others. When the appropriate number associated with the correct drawing stamp it lets you pick an insertion point and inserts the drawing stamp with a curretn date under the stamp to show when the drawing was plotted. After the drawing stamp is inserted it returns to the print/plot dialog.

 

If any IV users have a simular drawing stamp with date that is put on their drawings, I would like to hear how it was accomplished.

 

I have played with a sketched symbol and with ilogic can insert the symbol and start the print/plot command but I do not know how to make the stamp selection in ilogic automatic with a parameter or ipropery.

 

If ilogic is the way to go with this please reply with suggestions and it not please reply with other options to accomplish the drawing stamp insertions with current date.

 

Thanks

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yannick3
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Registered: ‎11-19-2006
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Re : Drawings Stamp with Date

04-15-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: BDUB2012

Hi

see this link

http://beinginventive.typepad.com/being-inventive/2011/07/plot-date-stamp-in-title-block.html

 

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BDUB2012
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Message 3 of 16 (1,412 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-15-2012 12:31 PM in reply to: BDUB2012

That looks like it would work well but in my case I kind of pictured have several sketch symbols (one for each stamp option), then somewhere have a parameter or ipropery that you select or enter the stamp needed and when an ilogic rule was ran it would look to see whcih stamp was selected and insert that stamp in a specified location on the drawing and update the date that is under the stamp and then initiate the plot command.

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nmunro
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Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-15-2012 01:14 PM in reply to: BDUB2012

A more comprehensive solution is available.

 

http://www.c3mcad.com/ProductPages/Drawing/ProductPlotStampPlus.aspx

 

 

 

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BDUB2012
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Message 5 of 16 (1,402 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-15-2012 04:14 PM in reply to: nmunro

The first link just dealt with the plot date stamp not how to deal with miltiple stamp selection and the second link was a purchase item and that will not be possible.

 

Is it possible with ilogic to prompt the user for input to select the stamp needed and then insert that stamp.

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sbixler
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Registered: ‎09-15-2003
Message 6 of 16 (1,377 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-16-2012 04:12 AM in reply to: BDUB2012

Yes, it is possible to prompt the user for input-- check out Forms in iLogic.  Combine the information in the first link with a custom form to get the function you need.  Since nobody is offering a ready-made solution for free, you will either have to learn iLogic for yourself or pay someone to for their time.

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bobvdd
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Registered: ‎11-23-2005
Message 7 of 16 (1,338 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-16-2012 10:41 AM in reply to: sbixler

Let me volunteer :smileywink:

 

Attached is a sample IDW (that can be used as drawing template if you like).

Display the iLogic browser and start Form1.

It allows you to select 3 status choices.

The result is stored in the Status iProperty and in the drawing titleblock.

And the plot date of course is also introduced in the titleblock.

Capture.JPG

 

Here is the ilogic rule that uses a multi-choice parameter called "DrawingStamp"

 

Dim odrawdoc As DrawingDocument
odrawdoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
customPropertySet = odrawdoc.PropertySets.Item("Inventor User Defined Properties")
Try
      prop = customPropertySet.Item("Plotdatestamp")
Catch
      customPropertySet.Add("", "Plotdatestamp")
End Try
Try
Dim PlotDate As Date
PlotDate = Now

iProperties.Value("Custom", "Plotdatestamp") = PlotDate
iProperties.Value("Status", "Status") = DrawingStamp 

Catch
End Try
InventorVb.DocumentUpdate()
Dim oCtrlDef As ControlDefinition
oCtrlDef = ThisApplication.CommandManager.ControlDefinitions.Item("AppFilePrintCmd")
oCtrlDef.Execute

 

Bob

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karthur1
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Registered: ‎04-27-2005
Message 8 of 16 (1,315 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-17-2012 06:05 PM in reply to: bobvdd

Bob,

Just got a chance to check out your drawing.  When I try to open it, it gives me an error... "The docfile has been corrupted"....

 

 

2012-04-17_2002.png

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bobvdd
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Registered: ‎11-23-2005
Message 9 of 16 (1,295 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-18-2012 10:01 AM in reply to: karthur1

The drawing that I attached originally is in 2013 format.

Here is a 2012 version of the drawing.

 

Bob

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BDUB2012
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Message 10 of 16 (1,288 Views)

Re: Drawings Stamp with Date

04-18-2012 10:13 AM in reply to: BDUB2012

I guess I should have mentioned that I am stuck on 2011 until next year.

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