Is it possible to have one license of AutoCAD running on a server and have a .NET application running on individual workstations that pass variables to a .NET program in AutoCAD on the server that automatically creates a DWG and then a DWF file that the .NET application can view using DWF viewer?
Does this violate the AutoCAD license agreement? Is there a more efficient way to do this? My goal is to have our order entry program get a CAD drawing created automatically without interacting with the AutoCAD UI and without needing to have AutoCAD installed on each workstation.
This is definitely possible. We have been doing it for 2-3 years know. It has been running on a server and has been very stable. The only problem we have encountered is a memory leak in AutoCAD and we need to restart the service on our server that runs the .Net app once a week.