Valued Contributor
150 Posts
508 Kudos
Registered: ‎11-16-2007
Post 1 of 5

Edit Drawing Properties from Windows Explorer

910 Views, 4 Replies
02-11-2011 03:29 AM

How would I go about editing drawing properties (Title, Author & custom props) without usong AutoCAD. I need to replicate within VB.NET the windows explorer RMB > Properties capability.

I have heard mention of DWGProps.dll but cannot find it anywhere





15 Posts
1 Kudo
Registered: ‎12-21-2010
Post 2 of 5

Re: Edit Drawing Properties from Windows Explorer

02-11-2011 06:35 AM in reply to: MattH_Work

Reading the PROPS is one thing, writing them is another thing!  To allow editing would mean rewriting the entire drawing, not an easy thing.  Stick with a side database inside AutoCAD if you have to edit.

4 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-07-2011
Post 3 of 5

Re: Edit Drawing Properties from Windows Explorer

03-07-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: MattH_Work

I'd also like to know if this is possible as well. I want to be able to add my titleblock info to the custom properties in a drawing and use that to fill in my titleblock with fields. I've already done this with the file name with the insert field command.


We don't (can't) use Sheet Sets at my work ortherwise I'd be doing that instead.


I am pretty certain that you can do it with other files in Windows like Excel & Word documents. Even if there's 3rd party software that would be fine as well.



*Expert Elite*
1,286 Posts
37 Kudos
Registered: ‎06-21-2004
Post 4 of 5

Re: Edit Drawing Properties from Windows Explorer

03-07-2012 08:30 AM in reply to: p_isaacs



(defun botsbuildbots() (botsbuildbots))
Valued Mentor
331 Posts
12 Kudos
Registered: ‎05-11-2006
Post 5 of 5

Re: Edit Drawing Properties from Windows Explorer

03-10-2012 07:21 AM in reply to: MattH_Work

You might check out these links:





I haven't tried the solutions but they may work for you...

Seems like there would be a simple net class that would provide for this!



Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Autodesk Community? To participate in this brief usability study, please click here. Your time and input is greatly appreciated!