OK, so in my previous post I referred to AutoCAD 2007 as DWF Creator. Perhaps I am just a bit too DWF-centric?
Autodesk discussion group member, the prolific Dean Saadallah, had a great post regarding AutoCAD 2007. He noted that "Being able to finally attach DWFs as overlays and use them in AutoCAD (think no longer having to send dwg files as backgrounds for consultants your client finds from who knows where) is the best thing in 2007."
Dean went on to add that the new commands for that are:
- DWFATTACH - Displays the Select DWF File dialog box followed by the Attach DWF Underlay dialog box.
- DWFCLIP - Lets you set and adjust clipping boundaries to define subregions of a DWF underlay.
- DWFADJUST - Adjusts the display properties of a DWF underlay.
- DWFOSNAP system variable - provides control for snapping to geometry within the DWF overlay (think, measuring accurately).
Many people are like Dean in that they are excited for the DWF Attach feature. Others may have some concern over the ability to mine the data to steal intellectual property. Recall that Brian Mathews, Shaan Hurley, and I have had many posts on Between The Lines regarding the differences between a DWG and a DWF in terms of precision and original design content.