The DWF Toolkit makes application development possible for Autodesk partners.
Autodesk is a Microsoft technology partner. The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation provides a foundation for building applications and high fidelity experiences in Microsoft Windows Vista, blending together application UI, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer.
InterKnowlogy is also a Microsoft technology partner. Leveraging the technology of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), InterKnowlogy built a 3D Collaborator for AutoCAD© Drawings. It allows you to annotate on the 2D or 3D surface of AutoCAD Drawings that have been published as DWF. 3D Collaborator is another example of an independent use of the free Autodesk DWF Toolkit. Although the download includes some prewired sample DWF files, InterKnowlogy updated 3D Collaborator this month to make opening your own DWF files easier.
Please take 3D Collaborator for a spin with your own DWF files and tell us what you think. In this age of ever expanding bandwidth, does size matter? How is the speed? How would you like to see the metadata presented? You can email [email protected] with your thoughts or simply post a comment on this blog page. Your comments are welcome.
I’m one of the developers in this project. In my experience the DWF format is really awesome for storing the 2D and 3D drawings, and thanks to the DWF Toolkit it was much easier to bring it to WPF. By leveraging the capabilities of WPF and .NET platform we could build a very rich, interactive environment for collaborating on the AutoCAD drawings. You can also take a look at a similar project we did for biochemists at the TSRI lab. I would be very interested to know what you think of our application.
Posted by: Szymon | September 06, 2007 at 11:42 AM
wht an interesting insight to the project!
Posted by: Tia Martyn | September 10, 2007 at 06:55 AM
Interesting post. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: CAD conversion | April 24, 2009 at 06:53 AM
Posted by: Orthorectification | April 24, 2009 at 06:55 AM
Good stuff, I'll give it a whirl.
Posted by: CAD Services | May 15, 2009 at 04:38 PM