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fgarcia90
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qr creator for IDW

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05-13-2013 01:48 AM

Hi,

 

Does anyone knows any QR code creator to use in IDW.

 

Explaining: having the internet adress and putting it in the creator it creates the image code somewhere in the IDW..

 

Thanks in advance

 

FG

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

michael.navara was kind enough to share this link to another tool on the Exchange site that can be used to create QR codes:

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/INVNTOR/2013/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3acadstudiox-toolslt%3aen

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-13-2013 04:09 AM in reply to: fgarcia90

If a bar code is sufficient, you could install a barcode font and use that in a text on the drawing: http://www.barcodesinc.com/free-barcode-font/

 

I guess qr code requires an addin (or manually inserting a picture of the code)

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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-13-2013 05:12 AM in reply to: jbj

generate the QR code.. save as image..insert into IDW.

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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-14-2013 12:36 AM in reply to: fgarcia90

what I want is to have something to put the link in the idw and somehow it creates the QR code by generating the image not by inserting an outside pic by an external generator... any ideias

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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-22-2013 12:26 PM in reply to: fgarcia90

To place a QR-code directly in your idw you need to do some programming. Have a look at zxingnet, thats a library to create qr images. What's the purpose of the qr-code in your idw? I tested a bit with drawing an qr-code in a sketched symbol, but with the filled rectangles it's really memory consuming. To heavy for my system.

Rob.

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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-22-2013 01:17 PM in reply to: fgarcia90

Hi fgarcia90,

 

If you use Inventor DWG rather than IDW, you might be able to open the file in AutoCAD and generate the QR-code using this tool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4cSTqhe_k

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3aqrcodes%3a...

 

I've not attempted this, but thought I'd pass along the link.

 

Update:

I just created an IdeaStation request for this, you can vote for it at this link:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/QR-code-support-for-Inventor-iProperties-and-Text...

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-22-2013 01:55 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis, my Kudos is done!

Vdveek, the are plenty of softwares to create QR outside of inventor.

In our company we create our technical catalog to every single one of our products, and it would be great to have something to put links in the IDWs directly saving files and time to redirect our costumers to our web page. Comercial things :smileyhappy: you know

You said you have something but is too heavy... can you share a file so I can try it?

 

Thanks for contributions

FG

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05-23-2013 02:49 AM in reply to: fgarcia90

FG, i will send you an example this evening.

The test of placing an QR-code in a sketched symbol is done the following way.

Create online an QR-code on a website where you can save the image to *.svg (vector drawing). Save the .svg and open it in excel. A *.svg is based on the xml-structure so Excel wil convert the svg into colomns. (Please note, different websites create different svg files i find out). Now with iLogic i read out this excel-file and draw for each row a rectangle based on the X,Y coordinates and the width and height values. The problem is the filling of the rectangles, that's way to slow.

Example of an svg file in excel.

width	height	version	ns1:desc	id	fill	x	y	width2	height3	fill4
99	99	1.1	Zint Generated Symbol	barcode	#000000	0	0	99	99	#FFFFFF
99	99	1.1	Zint Generated Symbol	barcode	#000000	12	12	21	3	
99	99	1.1	Zint Generated Symbol	barcode	#000000	39	12	9	3	
99	99	1.1	Zint Generated Symbol	barcode	#000000	54	12	3	3	
99	99	1.1	Zint Generated Symbol	barcode	#000000	60	12	3	3	
99	99	1.1	Zint Generated Symbol	barcode	#000000	66	12	21	3	

 But a better way will be to write your own vb-code with the Zxing-librarie, so you can use it without internet based qr-websites. This need definitly more testing, but i found out that it;s posible with iLogic. Now i need the time to write a vb.net add-in.

Rob.

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fgarcia90
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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-23-2013 02:56 AM in reply to: VdVeek
Rob, with an outside solution, as you pointed with interet base or software in your own pc is not what I'm looking for... I'd like the visual basic and made the download from Zxing-library and putted in the visual basic from inventor but that's all I know about VB lol... when you have something I will be your 1st tester :smileyhappy:
Thanks
FG
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Re: qr creator for IDW

05-23-2013 07:46 AM in reply to: fgarcia90

Anybody have references for the structure of QR codes?  Once the creation process is better understood the automation of that process would be easier to implement.

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