Support for DWF/DWFx files published by AutoCAD 2012 and other 2012 Autodesk design programs
DWF Toolkit building with VS2010
DWF Toolkit building on Mac (XCode 4.1) and Linux (gcc 4.5)
Updated sample code and documentation
New parameter "nProviderFlags" to the existing functions “DWFContent::load”, “DWFSection::getContentDefinition” and “DWFSection:: getObjectDefinition”, which will give you an option to skip reading customized property attributes, improving file reading performance. (The default behavior is not skipping which is consistent with the toolkit previous version.)
The ability for others to add value to what DWF has to offer is another way DWF goes beyond the paper.
Design Review Mobile is now available on the iTunes app store! Be one of the first to download your copy today and begin viewing your Autodesk files from anywhere at any time. This free app lets you view and markup 2D and 3D design files directly on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
This is just a part of the broader Autodesk Cloud launch that was just announced today. The official press release has details on all the new services!
Judging from the amount of email we receive requesting the ability to view DWF files on your mobile devices, we think you'll be interested in learning about an iPad® app called McDwiff, by third-party developer Austin Silver Software.
Using the Autodesk Freewheel Web service, which requires an Internet connection, McDwiff enables you to open, view, convert, and print 2D and 3D DWF files on your iPad. (Of particular interest to some may be the app's Dropbox integration.)
For more information about the app, visit the McDwiff website. And if you try the app, be sure to leave a comment here to let us know how viewing DWF files on your iPad works for you.
McDwiff (and the Autodesk Freewheel Web service). Just another way Autodesk enables our customers to go beyond the paper!
With the new version of Design Review released last week, several customers have asked whether or not the existing ShareNow add-in will continue to work with Project Freewheel--the Autodesk service that enables your team to collaborate on designs using just about any operating system or device that has Internet access.
The short answer is, yes! For more information, about how to start using the ShareNow add-in with Autodesk Design Review 2012, check out the video below.
Autodesk Design Review 2012 is now available for download from our website!
Still the best way to view, mark up, print, and track changes to Autodesk 2D and 3D design files, we're especially proud of Design Review 2012 because of the customer requests we were able to address in this release:
Sharing symbol catalogs, workspaces, and program settings is easier than ever
Workspaces have been improved to include view settings, markup formatting settings, as well ribbon and Quick Access toolbar changes
Automatic file recovery can now save your work-in-progress if there's a computer crash
You can now paste copied images directly onto 2D sheets
Here's a video showing these features and more.
Download your free version Autodesk Design Review 2012 and let us know what you think!
Design Review Software Engineer, Herbert He, mentions a few noteworthy changes to the 2011 Design Review APIs that aren't included in the current API documentation.
• New Animation Detection API • New Lighting and Field of View Commands • Moved APIs
New Animation Detection API This new API enables you to detect if the 3D section as an animation section. This would be useful if the client code needs to control whether the animation commands are shown, or to provide some other feedback to the user based on the presence of animation.
EModelSection2.HasAnimation Property Query whether the 3D section has animation.
Return Values Return code Description S_OK The property was retrieved successfully E_INVALIDARG Invalid parameter passed E_FAIL Current section is invalid
Remarks If the 3D section has animation object, the value of the property is VARIANT_TRUE, else the value is VARIANT_FALSE.
New Lighting and Field of View Commands
Lighting Commands: Two lighting commands were added in order to provide a more simplified lighting interface to the user (others were removed from the UI but are still available in the API). These new simplified lighting commands are available in the API.
1. NOLIGHTING An additional possible value for EModelSectionType2.LightingOption, "No Light". 2. DEFAULTLIGHTING An additional possible value for EModelSectionType2.LightingOption, "Default Light".
Field of View Commands: Two field of view commands were added to allow the user to increase or decrease the field of view.
1. FOVWIDE Only applicable to 3D sections, increase the value of field of view by 5 by default. For example: CompositeViewer.ExecuteCommand ("FOVWIDE"); or CompositeViewer.ExecuteCommandEx ("FOVWIDE", 0);
2. FOVTELEPHOTO Only applicable to 3D sections, decrease the value of field of view by 5 by default. For example: CompositeViewer.ExecuteCommand ("FOVTELEPHOTO"); or CompositeViewer.ExecuteCommandEx("FOVTELEPHOTO", 0);
Moved APIs from the EPlotRenderer interface to the EPlotViewer interface
As a result of refactoring the Autodesk Design Review code base, all COM objects were removed from the EPlotRenderer module, relocating all EPlotRender APIs to the EPlotViewer module.
All existing code such as:
EPlotRenderer.IAdPage* and EPlotRenderer.CAdPage*
…needs to be changed to: EPlotViewer.IAdPage* and EPlotViewer.CAdPage*
When embedding DWF files in a webpage, part of the embed code checks to see if the person viewing the webpage has Design Review installed on the computer. If not, the embed code automatically downloads and installs Design Review using a CAB file.
If you use this functionality, you may have noticed that the auto-installed CAB file hasn’t been updated recently. The embed code installs Design Review 2009, instead of the most recent version, Design Review 2011.
Using the Comments section below, please let us know:
1. How many of your customers are affected by this issue? 2. What revenue impact has this issue had to your company? 3. How important is an updated CAB file to your application?