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Stephen Preston
California, USA
Global Manager, Developer Technical Services, Autodesk
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By Madhukar Moogala When user edit external reference in place, there is no way to get to know if user had saved the changes or discarded. If your application would like to capture the user intent, for example. if (e.GlobalCommandName == /*MSG0*/"REFCLOSE") { if (save){ //logic 1 } if(discard){ //logic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala An example of handling some common operations for certain types of entities. This does not attempt to be a full-featured entity in the sense that it fills out every single function that it is supposed to. Its main purpose is to illustrate how to deal with pointing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala We have recieved considerable amount of requests from developers to have a managed wrapper on classic HLR API, that comes with ObjectARX SDK of AutoCAD This sample was originally written by Cyrille, recently I managed to fix few issues with progress callback and migrated to latest AutoCAD... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at AutoCAD DevBlog
Join us for our special series of webinars where we’ll be going over some of the topics covered last year's DevCon events in detail (see full list below). These webinars are a great opportunity for you to learn about Autodesk Forge and, of course, where Autodesk is taking the desktop... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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