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Researching DwgCheck

December 22nd, 2006 No comments

The TrustedDWG thingy hinges on a system variable called DwgCheck. It’s been in AutoCAD since verison 2000, but Autodesk kept it set to 0 (effectively turned off) until AutoCAD 2007.

I’ve written a longer paper on the history and effects of DwgCheck on drawings from different sources. Here is the summary of what DwgCheck does when opening a DWG file I got from VDraft, the first AutoCAD clone, which was written by SoftSource. (It contains no ODA APIs).

In AutoCAD 2007, when DwgCheck is set to:

0 – Displays the following message on the command line:
Non Autodesk DWG. This DWG file was saved by a software application not developed or licensed by Autodesk. Use of this file with AutoCAD software may result in stability issues.

1 – Displays the AutoCAD Alert dialog box, and the warning on the command line. (The dialog box requires that the user click Continue or Cancel.)

2 – Same as 0.

3 – Same as 1.

In the courtroom, the Autodesk lawyer said the alert could be turned off. It is true that the dialog box can be turned off, but the statement at the command line cannot.


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by ralph grabowski


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Autodesk Help Create Blockbuster Films (Autodesk)

December 21st, 2006 No comments

Autodesk Solutions Bring Magic to the Big Screen This Holiday Season With the Covenant, Casino Royale, Stranger Than Fiction and More

From: Autodesk
Type: Press Release


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IntelliCAD 6.3 Beta Intro’d (MCADCafe)

December 11th, 2006 No comments

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD 6.3 Beta

From: MCADCafe
Type: Press Release


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About DWFx

December 11th, 2006 No comments

A reader asks about Microsoft’s deal with Autodesk to make DWF a Vista-compatible format. My response:

As I understand it:

* DWF files have to be saved in DWFx format.
* Can be viewed only in XPS documents, Microsoft’s PDF clone.
* Only works on an operating system that most corporations plan to delay implementing by a year or two.
* Is limited to 2D.
* And has to compete with the 3D CAD formats that Microsoft is also supporting in Vista — JT Open, 3DXML, (others?).

By coincidence, Owen Wengerd also reports on the practical details and problems of DWFx at his new blog, otb.manusoft.com/.


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progeCAD 2007 Standard Released (ICADSales.com)

December 5th, 2006 No comments

progeCAD 2007 Standard Released by iCADsales.com

From: ICADSales.com
Type: Press Release


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on Dec 4, 2006, :20PM

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SolidWorks Certified for Windows Vista (SolidWorks)

December 4th, 2006 No comments

SolidWorks Releases First 3D CAD Industry Product to Be Certified for Windows Vista

From: SolidWorks
Type: Press Release


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Dassault Supports Windows Vista (Dassault Systèmes)

December 1st, 2006 No comments

Dassault Systèmes Extends the Reach of 3D and PLM with Windows Vista

From: Dassault Systèmes
Type: Press Release


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