I have been trying to connect to AutoCAD 2012 64 bit without any luck. for some time.
I have tryed Jerry Winters templates for autoCAD 2010 64 bit. No luck because it can't
find the working directory. If I try to correct that problem I come up with other errors.
I have trying installing AutoCAD 2012 wizzard and I have no luck to get it working When I install
It says "Visual Studio Express 2008 or 2010 not installed "when I have VS 2008 allready installed on
my machine. Unblocking the file does not change anything. Is a another dead end.
I have VS 2008 express install on my AutoCAD 2012 machine 64 bit. Can some give
a suggestion to make a VB.net connection to AutoCAD. Maybe a working sample program
works on AutoCAD 2012 (64 bit) would help. Maybe a 2012 template for AutoCAD 2012 (64bit)
to see if a can get some kind of AutoCAD connection.
Any suggestions, I am about to give up on this VB.net thing.
>> Maybe a working sample programworks on AutoCAD 2012 (64 bit) would help
At least you have samples within the ObjectARX-kit, there are samples for C++ and also for C# and VB.NET, look and download it from >>>here<<< ... it's free, but you have to register for it.
The only things you may have to change in these samples is the folder of the files referenced.
>> I have VS 2008 express install on my AutoCAD 2012 machine 64 bit
As AutoCAD 2012-libraries are based on Framework 4 you should follow the recomendations and you VisualStudio 2010 instead. Of course there are workarounds to get your code running and to be able to debug with Framework 3.5, but it's not designed for that.
Good luck, - alfred -
Ok I downloaded the AutoCAD object ARX in the above link and installed it. I find a lot of *.dg files.
under the samples folder. Where are the VB.net sample files. When I create a new vb.net project
I usually use *.vbproj to start a project? Please walk me through this?
Also, If I install VS 2010 express. Is there an expiration date on it. I think there is not a expiration date
Ok so they are _dg folders but it looks like there are *.vbcprog files in them I guess those are
Net c files. Where are the vb.net project files?
>> Where are the vb.net project files?
search for *.VBPROJ ... that brings you to all subfolder from samples\dotNet
- alfred -
I went into Dot Net folder and opened Helloworld project in VS 2008 and all I got was build errors.
I tryed Selectionset.vpproj with the same results. These programs form AutoDesk are not working.
So what is the next step?
>> These programs form AutoDesk are not working.
>> So what is the next step?
As the readme's tell you, have you updated the references?
- alfred -
Which readme file?
I looked in the Helloworld readme file in dot net folderl
It did not mention anything about referance files. It only talked about netloading.
So is there another readme file I should look at?
Here is a print screen of the Hello World program referances.
see file attachment.
what I see is that you are running VS in normal mode (it has not started AutoCAD for debugging purposes) and in parallel you have startet AutoCAD. So if now you have your DLL loaded into this AutoCAD-instance you would not be able to compile as the DLL is currently locked/is in-use by AutoCAD.
I also see that your VS-project shows 1 error and 1 warning (lower left corner of your VS-AppWindow). As long as you have errors the usage of this project is useless.
>> So is there another readme file I should look at?
I think parallel to every single sample is a readme, start Windows-Explorer and go to the samples\dotNET\HelloWorld- directory:
If you have a problem getting VS-Express into AutoCAD-debugging-mode than look to >>>this blog<<<.
- alfred -