M-Files Apps: DWG Processor

M-Files Apps: DWG Processor

An add-on for M-Files which automates the processing of DWG files

M-Files Apps: DWG Processor

Customers of M-Files that use products which generate DWG files will often need to edit drawing title blocks as part of a workflow. For example a drawing might need the revision changed from ‘B’ to ‘C’ or the initials of an approver to be added. The DWG processor allows you to do this by synchronising metadata to the ‘attributes’ in AutoCAD title blocks and then optionally print them to PDF.

The drawings can be processed on the M-Files server without the need to have AutoCAD installed either on client workstations or the M-Files server. The application allows users to automatically or *manually perform the following operations from an M-Files client.

Automate the processing of DWG files as part of a workflow

Synchronise M-Files properties to AutoCAD Attributes to edit title blocks

Bind External References (Xrefs) to create a self-contained drawing for distribution

Generate PDF renditions of drawings directly from the server

As these operations are all carried out on the M-Files server, automated usage is fully compatible with the M-Files Desktop, Web and Mobile client applications. 

* Manual access of these functions is implemented via the DWG Tools UI Extensibility Framework application and is therefore limited to the M-Files desktop client only.

Explore the possibilities with the DWG Processor

 

Note: The above video was created by Excitech prior to becoming Symetri in January 2021, following its acquisition by Addnode Group. All Excitech products, services and solutions mentioned in this recording are available through Symetri.

FAQs

Yes, the product directly edits DWG files created by a large number of drawing and modelling applications.

No, the tool operates seperately to AutoCAD.

The tool can read and write AutoCAD Release 14 through to AutoCAD 2018 formats. When editing a file it will save it back to the same format as the original.

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