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Stephen Preston
California, USA
Global Manager, Developer Technical Services, Autodesk
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By Madhukar Moogala We are hiring card concept vector by HappyDwiS Do you enjoy solving complex problems and troubleshooting is part of your gene? You are a self-motivated, constant learner, courageous to explore new technologies. If you feel you have these qualities, we have right job opening for you. You... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala This question is coming from one of our beloved Forum contributor and Mentor Alexander Rivilis I am working with code which change color of Intersection Fill of Live Section. But although the color is changed, but this is not visible on the screen until I turn off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala You need to derive from this class(AcDbDynamicUCSPE) in order to enable Dynamic UCS switching for your custom objects or for other core objects. By default, the core DUCS code will call this protocol extension on objects under the cursor during the initial point acquisition in DUCS-enabled command.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala When you make a new Layout a new Page Setup called *Layout1* You see the printable area in Layout. This is a dashed rectangle. In order to remove that rectangles you set the option via UI: Go to TOOLS > OPTIONS > DISPLAY > LAYOUT ELEMENTS >... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala Dear Developers, Thank you for being part of the Autodesk AutoCAD developer ecosystem. As part of Autodesk Opensource Initiative, we are glad to announce a new member to the family, the “VSCode extension for AutoLISP” which is now Opensource in Github. This extension adds support for AutoCAD... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala Worried that the end of July also means the end of Forge Partner Talks? Don't worry - the series will be extended through August! With two brand new episodes featuring trusted Autodesk partners focused on the construction industry, you can easily stay in the loop on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala Though there is not a direct API to import a Step file in to AutoCAD drawing unlike Body.AcisIn, we use Editor.Command API to invoke Import command public void StepIn() { Document doc = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument; Editor ed = doc.Editor; ed.Command(new object[] { "_.IMPORT", "D:\\Work\\CADFiles\\Scafolf_Bracket_Asy.stp"}); } Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala We have .NET (C#) example on how to secure and protect your app on AutoCAD and other Autodesk products, for AutoCAD, Kean has written long back For Revit – A blog from Mikako For Fusion 360 – A C++ code, which I used most part of it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala You can try using Solid3d.SeparateBody Method This method separates the solid into a list of solids representing the additional disjoint volumes. This solid is reduced to a solid with one volume. The calling application is responsible for the resulting entities (either appending them to a database or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala There is common need to change shortcut assigned for Help from F1 to some other key, if you look at keypad layout F1 and ESC keys are adjacent to each other, designers often use ESC to cancel running command, or deselect the objects from selection. As the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala For AutoCAD 2021 release we have posted API package on to Nuget. We have started posting AutoCAD .NET packages from AutoCAD 2015 release, from since then we regularly update and post .NET package as per AutoCAD release cycle. You simply select Project –> Manage NuGet Packages in... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala The Forge team is launching a brand new weekly web series in May called Forge Partner Talks. This is your opportunity to stay abreast of the latest Forge powered design + make cloud technology innovations by featured Autodesk partners, and see how they can help your business... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
By Madhukar Moogala Q: We are getting link error compiling code for AutoCAD 2021 with Visual Studio 2019 and ObjectARX SDK 2021. A. The AutoCAD code for 3D modelling entities namely AcDbSubDMesh, AcDb3dSolid, AcDbRegion, AcDbAsmBody, AcDbShape etc are now ported to new library AcGeomEnt.lib The declaration for almost all 3D... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala From AutoCAD 2021, the module is removed from ObjectARX SDK’s redistribute directory and is included as part of AutoCAD 2021. You can find the module at your AutoCAD installation directory, at my end It is found at "C:\rogue\AutoCAD 2021\AsdkHlrApi24.dbx" And, typically I user `where` search tool for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog
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By Madhukar Moogala Q. Problems connecting AutoCAD to Oracle database, is Oracle database is supported. How to use to API to retrieve information from my Oracle database to AutoCAD. A. From AutoCAD 2020 there is no 32 bit application, AutoCAD comes only in 64 bit application. If you want to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2020 at AutoCAD DevBlog