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AutoCad Viewer

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:24 pm
by tbar21
I support a firm that depends on AutoCad. I was looking to see if an AutoCad viewer could be incorporated into E-DMS. If I could view the RAW DWG files it would save not having to convert to PDF then importing.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

tlbar21

Re: AutoCad Viewer

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:37 am
by rosarior
Thank for the request!

We had this request in the past, it was not added because we have not yet been able to find a DWG/DXF to image or PDF converter that we can add to Mayan's converter system. We would need an executable or a Python library to be able to add this feature. LX viewer is a candidate we will be testing and research if there are Python bindings for the OpenDWG library. If these attempts fail, support DWG we will not be able to add the support.

Re: AutoCad Viewer

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:01 pm
by tbar21
Thank you for the insight, this is the viewer version I am currently using to do the DWG to PDF conversion.

DWG TrueView (TM)
Product version Q.48.0.0

Regards,
tlbar21

Re: AutoCad Viewer

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:26 pm
by rosarior
It seems that while DWG TrueView is available free of charge, it is a propietary product and only available for Windows. We can't use this to add support for DWG/DXF files. We would need a free open source tool, whether a binary or a library we can call from Python.

Re: AutoCad Viewer

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:27 pm
by bryanhendrick
I wonder if Autodesk Forge would work for this?
https://forge.autodesk.com/en/docs/view ... /overview/

Re: AutoCad Viewer

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:03 am
by eriggs
bryanhendrick wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:27 pm
I wonder if Autodesk Forge would work for this?
https://forge.autodesk.com/en/docs/view ... /overview/
No, it won't. See the reason in the post by Roberto.
We would need a free open source tool, whether a binary or a library we can call from Python.