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Extract Block Attributes from UnOpened Dwg

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06-03-2011 02:16 PM

Is there a way to access the block libary without opening a drawing? 

Or what object would you use to speed up drawing data extraction?


For example in other Cad programs you can open the drawing in a read-only mode or invisible and it speeds up the data extraction.


What would be a similiar method for Autocad 2011. 




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Re: Extract Block Attributes from UnOpened Dwg

06-03-2011 02:58 PM in reply to: VB_Autocad_guy

Yes you can. This is basically what you need to work with a drawing that isn't currently opened in the DocumentManager.


Dim db As New Database(False, True)
db.ReadDwgFile("C:\Test\drawing1.dwg", FileOpenMode.OpenForReadAndAllShare, True, "")


Let Kean walk you though an example. Searching for "ReadDwgFile" should yield plenty more examples.

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