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tedg

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CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2014, 09:50:29 AM »
Holy Thread Resurrection....
I tried the link to get to the program on this thread, and I get a UK Adidas shopping web page.
I tried several times, different ways.


Does anyone have a better link, or a better program or suggestion to find the version of AutoCAD while browsing though hundreds of .dwg files?


Thanks in advance.
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Lee Mac

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2014, 09:57:31 AM »
This function could be called by an appropriate program to query a set of drawings in a directory.

rkmcswain

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2014, 10:19:07 AM »
You can open the drawing in Notepad and the first line will give you the drawing version.


That is what I always do.

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tedg

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2014, 10:30:45 AM »
Thanks guys.
RK, I saw this before (you had a post in AUGI too), very valuable, but trying to do this without "opening" the file(s).


Lee, I'll see what I can do with this, looks promising.


Thanks again.
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rkmcswain

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2014, 10:43:23 AM »
RK, I saw this before (you had a post in AUGI too), very valuable, but trying to do this without "opening" the file(s).

Apologies. I thought you meant "open" using CAD.
I didn't realize you meant every kind of "open"
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tedg

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2014, 10:53:53 AM »
RK, I saw this before (you had a post in AUGI too), very valuable, but trying to do this without "opening" the file(s).

Apologies. I thought you meant "open" using CAD.
I didn't realize you meant every kind of "open"
 :angel:
LOL, no problem.
The problem I'm trying to help with is we have like 400+ dwg files, and some (we're told) are version 2007 (which they're not supposed to be) and we want to browse them and find out what version they are.


I guess opening them in notepad is not much different then finding properties on them.


Lee's link is helpful, but I don't quite know what to do with it, a bit over my head.


The program mentioned in this thread seemed promising for browsing to the files and seeing what version they are.
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tedg

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2014, 10:58:44 AM »
Update...
I've been told there is an windows explorer add-on that will show the file version as one of the options that can be shown.
I don't know what it is yet, but I saw the results on someones's screen.


I'll keep you posted.

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PHX cadie

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2014, 12:16:16 PM »
Update...
I've been told there is an windows explorer add-on that will show the file version as one of the options that can be shown.
.........
I'll keep you posted.

Pls do, that would be cool
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hugha

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2014, 05:23:17 AM »
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The problem I'm trying to help with is we have like 400+ dwg files, and some (we're told) are version 2007 (which they're not supposed to be) and we want to browse them and find out what version they are.



http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorlite


This is a brilliant product.  Their Pro version has even more flexibility:

http://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorlite/features

basically once you've set a set of search trees and filename masks and optionally a search string just hit start and wait a little. You'll have your list within minutes of installation (within seconds with practice, once your MRUs get populated).

You can then open the files directly off the found list or explore the containing directory ...

I use the Lite version constantly checking file dates to monitor workflow. Did I say I think it's brilliant?

hth

Hugh






« Last Edit: December 17, 2014, 05:29:28 AM by hugha »

tedg

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Re: CAD version without opening the drawing?
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2014, 07:59:01 AM »
Update...
I've been told there is an windows explorer add-on that will show the file version as one of the options that can be shown.
.........
I'll keep you posted.

Pls do, that would be cool


This is what I was referring to, it is an Autodesk exchange App.
You need an Autodesk account, and you can download a free trial version.
It gives you lots of options to show AutoCAD data in your explorer columns, I just chose "DWG version" but there's more.
https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com:dwgcolumnsforexplorerfree:en
Hope this helps someone, it did what I needed it to do.


PS, thanks to hugha for posting another option too.

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