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Opening DWG file (autocad) into access with activeX

Opening DWG file (autocad) into access with activeX

Opening DWG file (autocad) into access with activeX

Hi all,

i'm trying to open a dwg file in access (only for viewing)
I have already try different ways, but in the "best" one i found i was only able to change color on the activeX -__- (but no dwg displayed)
I'm using VoloView as i'm unable to run dwgviewer (i don't have a double core CPU with sse2...boring)

Does anyone already succeding in doing this (using voloview or another free soft...don't care)

(I can even develop in .net, even if i reather prefer to do this in access....)

RE: Opening DWG file (autocad) into access with activeX

Hi ronanry,

You may be having a version issue at this point.  Autodesk stopped support of VoloView in 2009 - you many not be getting an image because it may not be able to read the newer versions.

You might try tapping into TrueView from Autodesk (I've never tried it so I can't vouch for it), or edrawings.  If you check out Autodesk's AutoCAD API forum, some of those guys might be able to tell you how to get the bitmap preview out of a dwg file (you used to be to do this at one time, but I've never used it.)  The quality won't be the greatest, but it may get you what you with little overhead.

Sorry if that's no help...

RE: Opening DWG file (autocad) into access with activeX

Hi Tcarpenter

No help ?? nooo !!! you post, so you help ! :)
However, the problem i have in fact is that i CAN'T use latest version of the api, because it requires to use a "multi core"... and computer where it will be doesn't have ...
And i need to keep a good image definition

I may have found an information ... in fact i have to use a dwf file instead of dwg and use a dwf reader .... (i had this info this morning ;))

I let you know much more when i tried it


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