ObjectARX Wizard for Visual Studio 2010

If you’re an ObjectARX programmer, you may still be using Visual Studio 2008 because you’ve been told that you must. It’s true that you need Visual Studio 2008 installed to compile native ObjectARX code, but with Daffodil you can do all your work in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE.

Until now, the one thing that didn’t work in VS 2010 was the ObjectARX Wizard. I’m happy to report that the latest wizard seems to works fine in both VS 2008 and VS 2010. Thanks to Alexander Rivilis for revealing the secret URL:
http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/objectarx_2012_wizards.zip

8 Comments

  1. The people I work for have inflicted AutoCAD 2012 64-bit on Windows 7 64-bit upon me. If I download ObjectARX for AutoCAD 2012 and buy a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition, will I be able to build ARX for my platform, or will I have to get Visual Studio 2010, or will I need both?

  2. hello Owen Wengerd

    I have had a problem with “Add Variable wizard” in VS 2010 and objectarx 2012. when I use it, I get a error message and the Control variable type combobox is disabled. I have tried many way, but it still not working and nobody could help me for solving this problem.

    Now, I resign myself to using VS 2008 and objectarx 2010-2011. But I can’t find objectarx 2010-2011 wizard.

    Could you show me to find it somewhere. Thank you in advance….

    • I never use the Add Variable wizard, but I just now tried it in VS 2010. The dialog appeared without any errors, but it is mostly disabled and un-useable. I recall seeing a small patch posted for one of the ObjectARX wizard’s JavaScript files that addresses some kind of problem like this, but I’m not sure if it was this particular problem. Unfortunately, unless you’re an ADN member with access to the latest fixes, you’re probably out of luck unless you can debug and fix the problem yourself.

  3. Owen Wengerd

    Actually, I want to create a custom object in objectArx, with some “input 3dpoint variable”.
    I manually add these variables, but when I move my custom object in Cad, some points (are those 3dpoint variables) don’t move.
    So I think I need to add “3dpoint variable” by Wizard. I also think “Add Variable wizard” of objectArx 2012 is error.

    Could you show me where I can find the objectArx wizard 2010 and 2011 or the previous ones….

    Thank you…

    • I don’t think the wizard will help you there. I’m pretty sure you’ll have to write that code yourself in any case. The ObjectARX 2010 and 2011 wizards did not support VS 2010, so they won’t help either, unless you want to use VS 2008.

  4. Owen Wengerd

    Yeah, I intend to use VS 2008, but I don’t find the objectArx wizard 2010 and 2011 or the previous ones.

    As I mentioned, I manually add “3dpoint variable”, but when I move my custom object in Cad, these points don’t move. I don’t understand the reason, so I want to use the wizard for adding “3dpoint variable”.

    If possible, you could show me where I can download the objectArx wizard 2010, 2011 or the previous ones. Because I think the objectArx wizard 2012 is error.

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