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  1. Hi, I need a lisp routine to do the following if a new file has not been saved save it as [Filename - Rev 000 - Date - Time] where the user is prompted for a filename. Then after having worked on the drawing subsequently to increment the Rev by 1 and add new date and time. The time should be in the "hh-mm" format. Also when the drawing is being saved it should be saved in two locations one in a superseded folder and one in the current folder. I have managed to create a macro using vba which can do this for an excel spreadsheet just wondering if something similar could be created in lisp for AutoCAD drawings.
  2. Here's a question for the jedi's. Any idea how I can do a batch plot to PDF whilst appending some element to the end of the filename? Using AutoCAD 2011's batch plot, or TrueView 2014's batch plot the default PDF filename when plotting to PDF appears to be: -.pdf Which is okay. But I want to append to that the revision of the layout (C1, C2, etc.) which I currently store in a title block as a block attribute value. Any ideas if there's a method for somehow pulling this out and including it after the filename such that I could end up with: --.pdf Any thoughts? We're currently trying to transition to using the Sheet Set Manager, is the above any easier to achieve using that? TIA.
  3. A client has asked me if I can give them a .nc file so they can directly input into their cnc machines. I know that I can save an autocad drawing, or objects in a drawing, as a .DXF file. I also know that i can purchase, or obtain an open-source version of, software that will then convert the .DXF file to a .nc file. Currently, my company does not do 3-d models. I have not dealt with this before, so, I am wondering if my drawings will need to be 3-d in order for the .nc code to be correctly read. Is anybody familiar with this?
  4. Hi guys, my knowalge of scripts is 0 is it posiable to have script always running when the user do a save as and check in a excel if the file name exist. Thanks
  5. Hello, I’m trying to save myself a bit of time and was wondering if it is possible to have part of the file location displayed in the title block? The current title block we are using shows the full file location of the drawing but I was wondering if it is possible to show only part of this? The reason I am asking is that when a project progresses to the next stage we have to go through each drawing and change the status to warrant, tender, construction etc. so I am looking for a way that this can be done automatically and I was thinking if only part of the file location could be used this process could be done by simply moving the drawings to the next folder? Our projects folders are split down in to subfolders for planning, warrant, tender etc. which corresponds with the status field on your layout. So instead of having to update this status manually every time the project progresses this would update to the folder that the drawings are in. Example: I:\Projects\## - Project Title\Drawings\Construction\Ground Floor Plan.dwg Am trying to get the "Construction" folder to display in the status field on the layout. I hope this makes some sort of sense and someone knows what i am trying to get at. If there is another way to achieve what I am looking for all suggestions are welcome.
  6. Hi all ... Not new to v/lisp, but new to this great forum. I'm looking to automate title block revision, pdf generation and transmittals via lisp (which will probably be later converted to VB). My question is: Is it possible to create pdf's via script that will assign filenames [which I will extract from the drawings] ? from what I have managed to ascertain this is achievable. 1) by a 3rd party pdf application (which I'm not against, but I would just prefer an all-in-one custom solution to save on portability/deployment issues) 2) by editing a registry entry (not keen on this, hopefully avoidable) to be passed to the pdf driver. If someone suggests using publisher, I have limitations using it - particularly in regard to assigning the file name exactly as I want it, and without a dialog. Have had no luck using the DWG to PDF.pc3 supplied by AutoDesk either.
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