Author Topic: Block Editing With Password Protection  (Read 8140 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

theluck19

  • Newt
  • Posts: 90
  • ABC (ADDICTED to BOOZE & CAD.)
Block Editing With Password Protection
« on: February 11, 2013, 06:35:45 AM »
Is it possible to this do to this via programming? I am having a tough time with grids being exploded frequently. :pissed:
Win 10 Pro 32+AutoCAD 2019

Rob...

  • King Gator
  • Posts: 3812
  • Take a little time to stop and smell the roses.
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 07:18:00 AM »
Not sure about that but how about XREFs in a write protected folder?
CAD Tech

Krushert

  • Seagull
  • Posts: 13557
  • FREE BEER Tomorrow!!
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 10:33:30 AM »
IN the block file, call the block editor command for the current drawing and in the properties palette set the "Allow Exploding" value to "no".

This in affects locks the file with a padlock.  Anybody with some brains can get around it but typical those people should with brains know the value of not exploding a grid.    YMMV
I + XI = X is true ...
... if you change your perspective.

danallen

  • Guest
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 12:42:48 PM »
Could you code a reactor to monitor for explode events of certain named blocks and either pop up an alert, or write to a network log file that you can monitor separately? They'll wonder at your omniscientness...

Krushert

  • Seagull
  • Posts: 13557
  • FREE BEER Tomorrow!!
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 01:27:50 PM »
Could you code a reactor to monitor for explode events of certain named blocks and either pop up an alert, or write to a network log file that you can monitor separately? They'll wonder at your omniscientness...

Actually there is a phone home code around TheSwamp somewhere.
I + XI = X is true ...
... if you change your perspective.

Drafter X

  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 578
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 01:35:46 PM »
oooh, I need that
CadJockey Militia Commander

theluck19

  • Newt
  • Posts: 90
  • ABC (ADDICTED to BOOZE & CAD.)
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 11:11:23 PM »
I need that too, desperately. I tried changing the value of explode to no in Block Editor, but some guys here are too wise to that.
Win 10 Pro 32+AutoCAD 2019

dgorsman

  • Water Moccasin
  • Posts: 2379
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 10:29:58 AM »
If exploding things is not standard procedure, time for management to earn their money and play the bad-guy, and start yelling at people.
If you are going to fly by the seat of your pants, expect friction burns.

try {GreatPower;}
   catch (notResponsible)
      {NextTime(PlanAhead);}
   finally
      {MasterBasics;}

Drafter X

  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 578
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 10:59:26 AM »
I meant the phone home code, LOL
 
found some of my custom blocks out 'in the wild' so to speak. Don't mind so much really, but part of my contract is that clients cannot share my stuff without written permission.  I know its going to happen, but still nice to know how far they wander, lol.
CadJockey Militia Commander

theluck19

  • Newt
  • Posts: 90
  • ABC (ADDICTED to BOOZE & CAD.)
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 10:59:13 PM »
I
If exploding things is not standard procedure, time for management to earn their money and play the bad-guy, and start yelling at people.

I did yell!!, but this is a big job and the guy is pretty new to CAD. The problem is his mistake caused a lot of rework to others. Now i've asked guys never to explode Blocks or Dims and if the really need to.. have a word with me.  :realmad:
Win 10 Pro 32+AutoCAD 2019

Crank

  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 1434
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 01:08:59 PM »
I can't find the original posting, but I believe the attached code was created by Luis.
It isn't perfect, but wil get you started.

 Vault Professional 2018   /   Building Design Suite Ultimate 2017  /  AEC Collection 2018+2019   /   Acad Qubit

Matt__W

  • Seagull
  • Posts: 12951
  • I like my water diluted.
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 01:43:05 PM »
i've asked guys never to explode... Dims and if the really need to..
There is absolutely no acceptable answer to the questions "Why are you exploding the dimensions?" or "Why do you have to explode the dimensions?"
Autodesk Expert Elite
Autodesk Revit Architecture, Structure, MEP Mechanical and MEP Electrical Certified Professional
Building Performance Analysis Certified (BPAC v3.0)
Autodesk Navisworks 2014 Essentials

Rob...

  • King Gator
  • Posts: 3812
  • Take a little time to stop and smell the roses.
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 01:45:53 PM »
Ooo, ooo, I got one.

"I didn't do it."
CAD Tech

dgorsman

  • Water Moccasin
  • Posts: 2379
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 02:07:53 PM »
i've asked guys never to explode... Dims and if the really need to..
There is absolutely no acceptable answer to the questions "Why are you exploding the dimensions?" or "Why do you have to explode the dimensions?"

"The client says to."
If you are going to fly by the seat of your pants, expect friction burns.

try {GreatPower;}
   catch (notResponsible)
      {NextTime(PlanAhead);}
   finally
      {MasterBasics;}

theluck19

  • Newt
  • Posts: 90
  • ABC (ADDICTED to BOOZE & CAD.)
Re: Block Editing With Password Protection
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 01:31:47 AM »
Keep.lsp is a step in the right direction for me. Some tweeking and I can add it to the startup suite. Will let u know how thins go from here on!! :-) :-) Thanks!!
Win 10 Pro 32+AutoCAD 2019