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T.Willey

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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2006, 03:55:55 PM »
The problem is that those talk about closing/saving the current drawing, which is different that closing a drawing opened with ObjectDBX in .Net.  The attached images show the different methods and what is need per the two.  Thanks for trying.
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2006, 03:58:36 PM »
Sorry for the confusion: ac2004_dwg is the activex constant.  I havn't tried this in .net but as long as your referencing the AxDb1#.dll I would think it should work? 

My only other thought would be the first argument is the name only: "MyDrawing" and the second argument as a string ".dwg" ??? Just purely guessing here . . ..
I'm willing to try anything almost, but this didn't work either.  :-)
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2006, 04:11:02 PM »
[I'm willing to try anything almost, but this didn't work either.  :-)
I think problem not in second parameter of dbxDoc.SaveAs() function. Problem is that this drawing is now  current (e.g. WorkingDatabase).
Try to dbxDoc.SaveAs()  after using (WorkingDatabase ...) block.

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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2006, 04:57:07 PM »
[I'm willing to try anything almost, but this didn't work either.  :-)
I think problem not in second parameter of dbxDoc.SaveAs() function. Problem is that this drawing is now  current (e.g. WorkingDatabase).
Try to dbxDoc.SaveAs()  after using (WorkingDatabase ...) block.

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public void UpdateRevStuff() {
      Document Doc = AcadApp.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument;
      Editor DocEd = Doc.Editor;
      //using (DocumentLock docLock = Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument.LockDocument()) {
      Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.OpenFileDialog Dia = new Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.OpenFileDialog("Select drawings to update Cloud layer", "", "dwg", "", Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.OpenFileDialog.OpenFileDialogFlags.AllowMultiple);
      Dia.ShowDialog();
      string[] DwgList = Dia.GetFilenames();
      AxDbDocument dbxDoc = new AxDbDocument();
      foreach (string Str in DwgList) {
        dbxDoc.Open (Str, null);
        Database db = Database.FromAcadDatabase (dbxDoc.Database);
        using (CaddZone.DatabaseServices.WorkingDatabase wdb = new CaddZone.DatabaseServices.WorkingDatabase (db)) {
      if (HasLayer (db, "Cloud-UNKNOWN")) {
string Rev = (GetHighestRev(db));
if (Rev != "") {
UpdateRevBlock (db, Rev);
UpdateCloudLayer (db, "Cloud-UNKNOWN", "Cloud-" + Rev);
MessageBox.Show ("Right before save.");
//dbxDoc.SaveAs (dbxDoc.Name);
//Marshal.ReleaseComObject (dbxDoc);

}
      }
      }
dbxDoc.SaveAs (dbxDoc.Name, Type.Missing);
Marshal.ReleaseComObject (dbxDoc);
}
 //}
}
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2006, 05:01:42 PM »
Side note:  The attribute updated correclty also, so you can use ObjectDBX with .Net and attributes.  Good news!
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2006, 05:05:20 PM »
aside from the technical issues Tim, that looks like an interesting project.
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2006, 05:10:44 PM »
aside from the technical issues Tim, that looks like an interesting project.
If you think it is of intrest I can post the whole code.

I posted the finished code to soon.  I release the dbxDoc to soon in the first code I posted.  Here is the correct on, which also writes to the current documents command line saying which ones got updated and which ones didn't

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public void UpdateRevStuff() {
      Document Doc = AcadApp.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument;
      Editor DocEd = Doc.Editor;
      Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.OpenFileDialog Dia = new Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.OpenFileDialog("Select drawings to update Cloud layer", "", "dwg", "", Autodesk.AutoCAD.Windows.OpenFileDialog.OpenFileDialogFlags.AllowMultiple);
      Dia.ShowDialog();
      string[] DwgList = Dia.GetFilenames();
      AxDbDocument dbxDoc = new AxDbDocument();
    foreach (string Str in DwgList) {
  bool ShouldSave = false;
        dbxDoc.Open (Str, null);
      Database db = Database.FromAcadDatabase (dbxDoc.Database);
      using (CaddZone.DatabaseServices.WorkingDatabase wdb = new CaddZone.DatabaseServices.WorkingDatabase (db)) {
      if (HasLayer (db, "Cloud-UNKNOWN")) {
string Rev = (GetHighestRev(db));
if (Rev != "") {
UpdateRevBlock (db, Rev);
UpdateCloudLayer (db, "Cloud-UNKNOWN", "Cloud-" + Rev);
ShouldSave = true;
//MessageBox.Show ("Right before save.");

}
      }
      }
      if (ShouldSave == true) {
      DocEd.WriteMessage ("\n Saving file {0}", dbxDoc.Name);
dbxDoc.SaveAs (dbxDoc.Name, Type.Missing);
      }
else {
DocEd.WriteMessage ("\n ++ Not saving file {0}", dbxDoc.Name);
}
}
Marshal.ReleaseComObject (dbxDoc);
}
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2006, 05:59:50 PM »
Even better.  Now you can save the origianl thumbnail preview of the drawing.  Here is the code portion I changed to do so.
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if (ShouldSave == true) {
db.RetainOriginalThumbnailBitmap = true;  // Added line.
DocEd.WriteMessage ("\n Saving file {0}", dbxDoc.Name);
dbxDoc.SaveAs (dbxDoc.Name, Type.Missing);
}

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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2006, 06:19:51 PM »
Even better.  Now you can save the original thumbnail preview of the drawing.  Here is the code portion I changed to do so.
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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2006, 02:59:50 AM »
AND THE WINNER IS ALEXANDER RIVILIS!!!!
:) And what about not using AxDbDocument? AFAIK You can do the same with Database.

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Re: ObjectDBX and Attributes
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2006, 11:02:51 AM »
AND THE WINNER IS ALEXANDER RIVILIS!!!!
:) And what about not using AxDbDocument? AFAIK You can do the same with Database.
I thought I had to when using ObjectDBX.  If not then I can change it if it works.  Is there a draw back to using one over the other?

Thanks again Alexander.
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