Introducing OpenDCL for AutoCAD

AutoLISP programmers may remember a product named ObjectDCL, by 3rd Day Software. ObjectDCL was released as open source in the summer of 2006 by developer Chad Wanless due to his inability to continue supporting the software because of “health reasons”. At the time, many users of ObjectDCL hoped that someone would update the code to …

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I’ll take web sites for $200, Alex: Part IV

(continued from Part III) Creating custom modules for DotNetNuke is an esoteric process that I don’t recommend unless you’re prepared to invest quite a bit of time and effort. I slogged through the process because I’m too stubborn to quit, but it’s hardly worth the investment in time for a one-off custom module. I don’t …

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AutoCAD drawing files: possession is 9/10 of the law?

The title sums up the puzzling conclusion in a recent 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling (CA6 Grusenmeyer Decision.pdf) in a decision about a copyright infringement claim filed by Cleveland architect Jeffrey Grusenmeyer. Grusenmeyer had contracted to provide a “master plan” for Magnificat High School. The master plan was provided to Magnificat in hardcopy format, …

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I’ll take web sites for $200, Alex: Part III

(continued from Part II) DotNetNuke (aka DNN) is not simple to set up. It needs at least the free SQL Server Express Edition on the host system (full SQL Server requires some changes to the default configuration) and either IIS or another ASP .NET 2.0 compatible web server to run on. If you have Visual …

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My ManuSoft manifest manifesto

With the advent of Visual Studio 2005 and automatically generated manifest files, the topic of when and how to use manifest files comes up occasionally. Since a default ObjectARX wizard generated project in Visual Studio 2005 generates an embedded manifest by default, most people don’t even think about it. Of course that was the whole …

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