Author Topic: Cracking a SheetSet file(.dst) to view and edit values inside/oustide AutoCAD  (Read 9676 times)

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Keith Brown

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Jeff,


Can you use this information to create a new sheetsheet and add sheets to it?  I am looking at the sheetset api and it appears to me that it involves using COM which my company is not willing to do.
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Jeff H

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Technically the answer would be yes, but there are things like incrementing the modified version, the dictionary added in NOD when its  layout is referenced as sheet, etc.... and those are just a few things I have noticed and sure there are many more the sheet set api handle for you. Also I have never looked at how it handles locking in network environment.

Using it to exploit the field parser was my main interest, but I started wrapping some of the sheet set api and still use it today but have not looked at it in while.
You can have what I got if you want it.


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I sure wouldnt mind using it as a place to start if you are willing to share!   >:D >:D
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Jeff H

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Will do sometime this weekend.

I think the main command I still use from that is one creates a excel file with all the standard and custom properties for a sheet set, then you can edit it and push changes back in it.


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Thanks Jeff.
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All I Have to say is ...... "DUDE! WHERES MY CAR?!" That is like WOW. Just thinking about this... how you could possibly link or send information into the sheetset you may have in excel or such... Way AWESOME. Nice Job!
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Jeff H

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You will probably have update reference location cause would of been to much to send.
Look in commands for SheetSetExcelEdit or something similar.

You can add closedXML through nuget
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Thanks again for sharing Jeff.
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Jeff H

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No problems,

Don't spend much time trying to get it working, let me know if it isn't and I let you know what I missed or include what is missing.


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How do you get this to run/or load?

Downloaded, extracted..but doesn't seem to run?
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Jeff H

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That last attachment a couple of post ago is a library and you can not run anything in it.

Are talking about the little thing that converts them to xml from this post?
https://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=46497.msg516086#msg516086

If thats the one then after extracting
  • put .dst files you want converted in ..\AcSmViewer\bin\4.0\Debug\Files\SheetSetFiles\ folder
  • Run ..\AcSmViewer\bin\4.0\Debug\AcSmViewer.exe
  • Right click on dst files to create xml files
Xml files will be in ..\AcSmViewer\bin\4.0\Debug\Files\XmlFiles\ folder

Master_Shake

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I'm curious how this works

http://jtbworld.com/ssmpropeditor

Pretty much cracks the .dst wide open for editing.

mjfarrell

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I'm curious how this works

http://jtbworld.com/ssmpropeditor

Pretty much cracks the .dst wide open for editing.

I don't know that I need that enough to pay %50 for it...just that I have an instance where someone renamed one or two
files from which sheets are taken, effectively breaking the sheet set.  And I don't want to go in a circle of renaming the file, only to have it's name changed again, merry go round.
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That last attachment a couple of post ago is a library and you can not run anything in it.

Are talking about the little thing that converts them to xml from this post?
https://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=46497.msg516086#msg516086

If thats the one then after extracting
  • put .dst files you want converted in ..\AcSmViewer\bin\4.0\Debug\Files\SheetSetFiles\ folder
  • Run ..\AcSmViewer\bin\4.0\Debug\AcSmViewer.exe
  • Right click on dst files to create xml files
Xml files will be in ..\AcSmViewer\bin\4.0\Debug\Files\XmlFiles\ folder
Thanks Jeff!
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Master_Shake

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I'm curious how this works

http://jtbworld.com/ssmpropeditor

Pretty much cracks the .dst wide open for editing.

I don't know that I need that enough to pay %50 for it...just that I have an instance where someone renamed one or two
files from which sheets are taken, effectively breaking the sheet set.  And I don't want to go in a circle of renaming the file, only to have it's name changed again, merry go round.

My issue is that the SSM within AutoCAD is dreadfully slow, but based on this program is do-able to fully separate the sheet set file from the SSM (and even possible to do advanced-ish things like total sheet count).