Author Topic: Cracking a SheetSet file(.dst) to view and edit values inside/oustide AutoCAD  (Read 32177 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Newt
  • Posts: 42
I'm guessing you're right, in that the accents aren't being translated properly as I don't recall seeing them on the translation matrix. 

I will take a look when I have time -I can't make any promises when that might be  :|


  • Bull Frog
  • Posts: 377
After all the issues i'm having with Sheet Set coding inside Autocad, I'm starting to think that DST to XML and back would be a better approach.

Not really sure until i try it :)


  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 1267
Re: Cracking a SheetSet file(.dst) to view and edit values inside/oustide AutoCAD
« Reply #62 on: September 15, 2017, 07:33:04 PM »
Ok, so I want to try to do this in my own code and in my own way, but I guess I am not understanding how to figure out what translates to what, here is the code I have:
Code: [Select]
dim dst as FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Desktop.Child("Sample.dst")
dim Results as String

dim enc() as Integer = Array(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,200,201,202,203,204,205,206,207,210,211,212,213,214,215,216,217,220,221,222,223,224,225,226,227,230,231,232,233,234,235,236,237,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,247,250,251,252,253,254,255,256,257,260,261,262,263,264,265,266,267,270,271,272,273,274,275,276,277,300,301,302,303,304,305,306,307,310,311,312,313,314,315,316,317,320,321,322,323,324,325,326,327,330,331,332,333,334,335,336,337,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,360,361,362,363,364,365,366,367,370,371,372,373,374,375,376,377)
dim dec() as Integer = Array(214,213,216,215,210,207,212,211,204,203,206,205,200,177,202,201,174,173,176,175,170,167,172,171,164,163,166,165,160,157,162,161,254,253,256,255,250,247,252,251,244,243,246,245,240,237,242,241,234,233,236,235,230,227,232,231,224,223,226,225,220,217,222,221,314,313,316,315,310,307,312,311,304,303,306,305,300,277,302,301,274,273,276,275,270,267,272,271,264,263,266,265,260,257,262,261,354,353,356,355,350,347,352,351,344,343,346,345,340,337,342,341,334,333,336,335,330,327,332,331,324,323,326,325,320,317,322,321,14,13,16,15,10,7,12,11,4,3,6,5,0,377,2,1,374,373,376,375,370,367,372,371,364,363,366,365,360,357,362,361,54,53,56,55,50,47,52,51,44,43,46,45,40,37,42,41,34,33,36,35,30,27,32,31,24,23,26,25,20,17,22,21,114,113,116,115,110,107,112,111,104,103,106,105,100,77,102,101,74,73,76,75,70,67,72,71,64,63,66,65,60,57,62,61,154,153,156,155,150,147,152,151,144,143,146,145,140,137,142,141,134,133,136,135,130,127,132,131,124,123,126,125,120,117,122,121)

dim t as TextInputStream
  t = TextInputStream.Open(dst)
  Results = t.ReadAll
  for x as integer = 0 to Dec.Ubound
    Results = Results.ReplaceAll(chr(enc(x)), chr(dec(x)))
  next x
catch e as IOException
end try


For those that might know it, I am using a programming language called XOJO and if I can figure out how to pull it off, the ReplaceAll function would be much faster than going through each character.

At this point, I am thinking that I really just need help with figuring out what character maps to what, although I keep seeing things in here about Octal to Decimal and not quite sure what that is about either. And maybe I am trying to oversimplify this.


  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 1267
Re: Cracking a SheetSet file(.dst) to view and edit values inside/oustide AutoCAD
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2017, 06:32:58 PM »
I figured it out, I was indeed trying to oversimplify things, but I know have code that seems to work very quickly.


  • Mosquito
  • Posts: 1
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?

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
Thank you very muсh!
I'm using external hard drive and your work was very helpful for me.
Also I've found one issue. Cyrillic letter "н" changing to "Ѝ" while converting XML to DST. So Autocad doesn't recognize the sheet set. Anybody knows how can I fix this issue?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2021, 06:18:26 AM by nechtan3 »