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Task Scheduling

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08-06-2012 02:36 AM

Am trying to extract data out of AutoCAD Specific drawing at a particular date and time. And this project am doing from quite long time. But the problem is how can i specify time and date to autocad and at that particular time it has to extract data. My current code is in VB.net where i am manually specifying the file, yet its taking the autocad template as its source



Dim Files() As String

Dim Path As String = "D:\Cad Drawings"
Dim DiffClass As New Class1
Dim acDocMgr As DocumentCollection = Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application.DocumentManager

Dim CurrentFileCount As Integer = 0

Files = Directory.GetFiles(Path, "*.dwg", SearchOption.AllDirectories)
For i As Integer = 0 To Files.Length - 1
Dim CurrentFile As String = Files(i)
If CurrentFile.Contains("Drawing") Or CurrentFile.Contains("DWG") Then
If CurrentFile.Substring(CurrentFile.LastIndexOf(".") + 1) = "dwg" Then

acDocMgr.Open(CurrentFile, False)



Till here i do operation and at certain time i open dwg and extract data. 


Is there any option to do so.



With Warm Regards



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Re: Task Scheduling

08-09-2012 05:31 AM in reply to: amitk_189

Hi Amit,


Your question is not very clear.

What do you mean by "extracting data at a particular date and time" ?



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Re: Task Scheduling

08-09-2012 07:22 AM in reply to: amitk_189



May be you can add a trigger on some of the save database events (BeginSave or SaveComplete), and set the autosave to a given period, but this need another monitor on the Autosave variable (SAVETIME) in order to avoid user changes.


Gaston Nunez

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