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Manufacturing DevBlog: May 2014

Manufacturing DevBlog: May 2014 Manufacturing DevBlog The resource for software developers working with Design, Lifecycle and Simulation technologies from Autodesk. Home Subscribe Follow Useful Links Autodesk About this Blog « April 2014 | Main | June 2014 » May 2014 05/30/2014 Sneak Peek - New Autodesk 360 Viewer By  Adam Nagy My colleagues already posted some info on the viewer Autodesk is working on: Wayne , Kean . Just to show that even I can embed it in my post, here it is :) Note: it requires WebGL support from the browser   Posted at 06:33 AM in Adam Nagy , Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | | | 05/28/2014 PLM 360 Script Debugging By  Adam Nagy PLM 360 has recently added the ability to debug your scripts using the features developers are accustomed to: step over, step into, step out, break points, etc: http://help.autodesk.com/view/PLM/ENU/?guid=GUID-764824AA-A429-4995-ACC0-64EEFB033507 PLM 360 has two types of API's: - server side: scripting (JavaScript)   recorded webinar on scripting:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/200497881 - client side: RESTful API - v2 is in Technical Preview mode at the moment    http://justonesandzeros.typepad.com/blog/plm-360/    Posted at 11:07 AM in Adam Nagy , PLM 360 | Permalink | Comments (0) | | | 05/23/2014 Close "Unreconciled New Layers" notification By  Adam Nagy For some reason in AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 the "Unreconciled New Layers" bubble notification does not close automatically, and this can caase issues later on. Kean already posted about how to create your own bubble notifications: http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2008/04/different-ways.html The same API also enables you to simply close these notifications. Here is a C# command that does that: using System; using Autodesk.AutoCAD.Runtime; using acApp = Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices.Application; using Autodesk.AutoCAD.ApplicationServices; namespace CsAcadAddIn { public class Class1 { [CommandMethod("MyCommand")] public void MyCommand() { Application.StatusBar.CloseBubbleWindows(); } } }   Posted at 05:32 AM in Adam Nagy , AutoCAD Mechanical | Permalink | Comments (0) | | | 05/22/2014 Use Thickness from Rule By  Adam Nagy You can find many settings in the Sheet Metal Defaults dialog, including Use Thickness from Rule. This can be controlled from the SheetMetalComponentDefinition object's UseSheetMetalStyleThickness property. Here is a VBA sample: Sub ChangeUseThicknessFromRule() Dim doc As PartDocument Set doc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument Dim cd As SheetMetalComponentDefinition Set cd = doc.ComponentDefinition cd.UseSheetMetalStyleThickness = False End Sub   Posted at 02:51 AM in Adam Nagy , Inventor | Permalink | Comments (0) | | | 05/16/2014 Free software for students and educators By  Adam Nagy It came up recently that many people do not know that students and educators can get free access to our softwares. So I thought I'd just point this out. :)  http://students.autodesk.com Posted at 09:47 AM in Adam Nagy , Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | | | 05/13/2014 Autodesk Exchange Apps Webinar May 22: Learn about exciting new features that bring new opportunities By  Adam Nagy Without a doubt, Autodesk Exchange Apps is now the best and easiest way for developers to reach Autodesk customers. With over 1,860,000 visitors and over 620,000 downloads, customers continue to demonstrate how much they have come to rely upon Autodesk Exchange Apps to find the tools that help increase their productivity. With 18 Autodesk Exchange Apps stores now up and riunning and our recent and upcoming enhancements, there is opportunity for any type – and price – of app. Exchange Apps now offers multiple ways of delivering apps to customers: Desktop apps Web services Give-aways to generate leads for your development services High price, mid-range, low-priced per unit or monthly subscription If you develop apps but haven't yet put your toe in the water with Exchange Apps, the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) team is ready to help you. You're invited to attend a webinar on May 22nd, hosted by Jim Quanci and Stephen Preston. As they present and demo the latest trends and features, you'll learn how you can leverage this growing platform, publisher and customer community. You'll learn the tricks of the trade when publishing on Exchange Apps, get ideas on how to be successful and learn about the ability to expand your geographic reach by publishing localised apps in addition to English language ones. Here's what you need to know: Webinar details: Date: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 Time: 8 a.m. PDT – 11 a.m. EDT – 4 p.m. BST – 5 p.m. CET Duration: Approximately one hour Open to anyone interested in publishing apps on Autodesk Exchange Apps Registration: Reserve your place by May 20th by sending an email to adn-training-worldwide@autodesk.com with 'Exchange Apps webinar' as the subject. Make sure you include: Your full name Email address Company name If you are interested in the web