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AbuFaisal
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What data read by Naviswork

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01-18-2013 12:08 AM

Hi All,

 

I want to add custom data to an entity in AutoCAD that can be display in Naviwork Properties, is it possible?

I'm using AutoCAD 2011 and Visual Express 2010

 

Thanks

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xiaodong.liang
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Re: What data read by Naviswork

01-21-2013 09:24 PM in reply to: AbuFaisal

Hi,

 

for native AutoCAD entity, you have to add the additional properties on the file of the Navisworks format. i.e. after the original DWG is converted to nwd, iterate the model items and add the properties to them by Navisworks API.

 

for the custom entity, please refer to

http://adndevblog.typepad.com/aec/2013/01/display-custom-properties-of-dwg-in-navisworks-1.html

http://adndevblog.typepad.com/aec/2013/01/display-custom-properties-of-dwg-in-navisworks-2.html

 

currently, no way (or no options) to import xdata to Navisworks

 

 



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AbuFaisal
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Re: What data read by Naviswork

01-24-2013 06:18 PM in reply to: xiaodong.liang

Hi xiaodong.liang

 

I'm installing visual express now, so I can't install Object ARX. However I look to your website to following address : http://adndevblog.typepad.com/aec/2012/05/create-attributes-and-properties-for-model-objects-using-n... 

which looks like can do what I want.

 

The problem is I'm a real dummy in naviswork, can you tell me how to load dll file we created, and is it also possible to run our code without running the naviswork software? I have checked to the documentation but still confusing for me

 

Thanks

 

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xiaodong.liang
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Re: What data read by Naviswork

01-28-2013 07:22 PM in reply to: AbuFaisal

Hi,

 

do you mean Navisworks plugin dll file?  Please read the tutorial 

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Navisworks Manage 2013\api\net\documentation\NET API.chm >> Developer Guide >> Writing Plug-ins.

 

If you meant by ObjectARX dll, I'd suggest you get started with by the materials below:

ObjectARX 2013 Training
ObjectARX 2010/2012 Training

 

 



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