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Virupaksha Aithal
California, USA
Global Manager, Developer Technical Services, Autodesk
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By Madhukar Moogala CenterLine and CenterMark are two new entities based on AcDbBlockReferenes introduced in AutoCAD 2017, they are basically unnamed blockreference catering different purpose. For more information on these two entities – CenterLine & CenterMark In this post we will look at how to identifying if the underlying entities... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala This post contains a video demonstration using Wix toolset to create RealDWG installer. Though video targets to RealDWG 2019 using Visual Studio 2017 and Wix Toolset 3.11, the presentation is suitable for all previous versions with minor tweaks about release version numbers. Source of project is hosted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala This is small batch script may be useful for OEM Developers. Once you have created your project, you can run the AutoCAD OEM Make Wizard from the command line to automate building your product. In this mode, you can use any of the build options available on... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala I have recieved this query, user would like to get appearance of LineTypeRecord or LineTypes through API. We can use Comments API to gets the Linetype appearance in the form of ascii string. Code: public static void LineTypeAppearance() { Database database = HostApplicationServices.WorkingDatabase; var ed = AcCore.Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument.Editor;... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
Are you ready to learn about the new technologies that will become available on the Forge platform? Then you should not miss these webinars :) Date : 26th April 2018 Time : 8.00 AM PST Duration : 90 minutes Title : The Future of Making Things on Forge: Sneak Peek... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala In RealDWG dumpDWG sample project [RealDWG 2018\Samples\DumpDWG], dumpAcDbSubDMesh implementation is missing, I received a query from a ADN partner, so for the benefit of every one I blogging this. Context: If input drawing to your RealDWG app contains Mesh elements, and you would like to view this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala I received a query from one of our Technical Sales Specialist whose customer would like to automate a design workflow using Forge Design Automation one aspect of work flow is to explode Text objects in to Geometry [polylines and arcs]. We have an existing express tool called... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala This is a small post which will be useful by App publishers, in case if user is not logged, app developers can display Autodesk Sign In Dialog. bool bIsUserLoggedIn = true; #define CONNECTTOWEB _T("CONNECTWEBSERVICES") void onlineUI() { //if user isn't logged, onlineuserid will be empty struct resbuf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala By now most of the developers might have got chance to peek into AutoCAD 2019. Unfortunately some users experienced issues with License Management and Downloading. The problem is being pursued rigorously by our Installation and Deployment teams. Please find the video tutorial which demonstrates about VS 2017... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
The Forge team is accepting proposals for the upcoming Accelerator taking place in the Autodesk Boston office from April 30 - May 4, 2018. It is a great opportunity for your software development team to learn and work intensively on a Forge-based project with one-on-one support and advice from Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog
The Forge team is accepting proposals for the upcoming Accelerator taking place in the Autodesk Boston office from April 30 - May 4, 2018. It is a great opportunity for your software development team to learn and work intensively on a Forge-based project with one-on-one support and advice from Autodesk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala I have received a query using entmake lisp API to create a section object with same color for both entity and plane indicator. For some reason, following lisp code, is not updating plane indicator color. (entmake (list '(0 . "SECTIONOBJECT") '(100 . "AcDbEntity") '(100 . "AcDbSection") '(67... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala I have received a query from customer to retrieve list of AutoCAD Commands loaded in to AutoCAD Domain. I don't think there is a single API which can fetch you list of AutoCAD BuiltIn Commands. here are few attempts: You can use _.ARX with Commands flag to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala We are proud and excited to announce that Autodesk App Store has exceeded Three million downloads. It is a huge milestone and we extend a big thank you to all our publishers for your contribution to the success of Autodesk App Store. We encourage you to share... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala If you are planning to extend your realDWG app to support C3D drawings, then it is must for your app to have access to Civil3D dbx modules to avoid proxy objects. The installer of Civil C3D OE 2018 was changed, it’s independent any other product now. Different... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Virupaksha Aithal ADN team is hiring an DevTech engineer (C++, .NET) - based in Bangalore office. Main responsibility is to work directly with third party developers to help them solve their problems using AutoCAD or Inventor or Revit API. Requirement: Strong programming experience (C++/.NET). Knowledge of developing applications for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala The ordinals for Functions may be useful for RealDWG Apps, one such scenario when realDWG app explodes any AEC entities which are view dependent entities, explode of an entity in particular view may result certain geometry respective to that view, to get desired result one may require... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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You’ve been developing solutions based on Autodesk desktop software for years. Business is booming. Your customers love your products. Why should you care about what’s going on at Forge DevCon? Or … You’re a desktop software developer. You have plenty of work stacked up for your company’s next software release.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala I have received a query how can I identify a special symbol from MTEXT content format string.To understand this better, we will look at a simple example, below is a screen shot of Cylinder whose dimensions are expressed in ∅68 +0.8 +0.1 The format codes would be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala Using BREP API it is fairly straightforward to retrieve the adjacent faces from a particular edge in a 3dsolid. We will use Boundary Loop to get all the loops consuming the edge, from Loop we can get associated Face. static public void GetAdjacentFaces() { Document doc =... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala Here is sample code to add MText when a user picks cell from Table. You either pass RTF contents to MText or create string with Format codes. static public void addMtext() { Document document = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument; Editor ed = document.Editor; Database db = document.Database; PromptNestedEntityOptions pneo =... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala Recently I had a request from an ADN partner troubleshooting a problem with reading values from a text file. Assume we have a text file with following contents Helloworld|Autodesk. And, user would like to split string with pipe delimitation, so expected output would be Helloworld and Autodesk.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala Procedural textures are algorithmic texture unlike textures based on images these textures are created using logic, we can created patterned textures using Checker shade. Programmatically we can create Checker,Speckle, Wave and Tile type generic textures. In this post I will discuss how we can create a Checker... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala When Images with encoded DPI information under EXIF structure is attached in AutoCAD, application is not able to correctly detect the resolution information. To understand this better, I have attached one such image with resolution in AutoCAD. From above screenshot, the horizontal and vertical resolution are incorrect.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala This is error is not uncommon to AUTOCAD OEM and it not issue with latest AutoCAD OEM 2018, I do get queries on this error hence I though I will blog. May this error is more surface now because newer operating systems might have disabled 8dot3filename by... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at AutoCAD DevBlog