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hudster

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« on: January 30, 2004, 10:25:13 AM »
I'm looking for a program for running script files on drawings.

Along the same lines as Scriptpro which available from Autodesk, but for use with AutoCAD 2000.

Also it must be freeware, as my company won't spring any cash for one.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004, 10:34:11 AM »
That is pretty screwed up ... looks to me like if they spent 30 or 40 bucks to automate a process that takes a bit of effort and time that it would MORE than pay for itself in the long run.
I had better end my post before I go off on a tangent about how these kind of companies managers should be drawn and quartered.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004, 04:00:08 AM »
ScriptPro does work with 2000 ~ I used it on Friday !. if you have the 2000 installation disc it should be on there somewhere.

otherwise..... DanL used to have a free script generator download on dczaland before it (the site) was taken over. You could try and see if it's till there somewhere. I dunno what the new address is now, but there's probably a link to it from vbdesign

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2004, 05:58:42 AM »
Cool at least I can use that, I've loaded it and it works fine.

I'm still on the lookout for a freeware program though.  The engineers in here are using AutoCAD LT 97. and they want to use a script program for printing off drawings over night.

I checked out the web site you posted and unfortunately its a 404.

So if anyone else has any ideas let me know.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004, 06:20:53 AM »
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The engineers in here are using AutoCAD LT 97. and they want to use a script program for printing off drawings over night.

I totally agree with Keith! That's major bucks saved on a few bucks spent. Geesh, some people! (... mostly engineers  Heh)

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004, 07:54:03 AM »
I've managed to track down a freeware script program called EZSCRIPT PRO.

The link for the download site is http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/Misc__Utilities/EZscript_PRO.html,
It's pretty straightforward and allows me to run multiple scripts on a list of drawings.

So not too bad.

As for my company not springing for the money top buy this, they are notoriously stuck in their ways, I'm having a nightmare just trying to introduce the new CAD standards I've written.

Their philosophy is, "BUT I'VE ALWAYS DONE IT THIS WAY".

They still don't even use Mtext in here.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004, 08:34:01 AM »
Poor guy ...
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2004, 11:24:57 AM »
and we won't get on the mtext/dtext debate ;o)

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2004, 11:41:56 AM »
No, let's not!

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2004, 11:55:14 AM »
what! no MTEXT DTEXT debate........ darn. :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2004, 01:02:30 PM »
Peiter & I beat each other up "over there" a while back....seemed a draw to me....not worth rehashin' 'cause neither of us changed our minds....or anyone elses it seemed.

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2004, 07:30:08 PM »
I'd be letting the boss know that he is loosing money by doing things the long way.
Do an example, write down the steps and the time it takes to do whats needed on 1 drawing (including opening, saving & closing the dwg) multiply that by the number of dwgs you need to edit then multiple by the hourly rate = $ spent.
Cost of suitable program = $
make sure you state that the scripting program can do all the work while your busy doing something else (double production, saving time = $)
what costs more?
Give him the dollar figures, they only understand the $ not the time. Even estimate the time saved per week & per year they will soon see that they can save thousands of dollars all at the expenditure of very little.
If they see the dollar savings then maybe you'll get your wish. Plus be sure to state that this scripting program can be used on many jobs in the future therfore saving more money on each job, & of course if each drafty can use it then it's multiplied again by the number fo drafties.

Funny thing is they will most likely complain that it takes to long & is costing to much to get the job done (that is without scripting program)

This all easy said than done of course, because most of them still don't listen. Why is that?

Theres my rant on the subject :)

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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2004, 04:31:17 AM »
CAD is relitively new phenomenon here, up to a few years ago everything was still done by tracers using drawingboards.

The boss is an old guy who's catch phrase is "It was better in my day".

I'm slowly but surely taking over the drawing department and getting my point across, but it's a slog.
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2004, 08:38:34 AM »
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....it's a slog.

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