Kean Walmsley

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May 28, 2015: Signing your application modules for AutoCAD 2016 – Part 1
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , AutoLISP / Visual LISP , ObjectARX , Runtime , Security , Visual Basic & VBA
This series of posts is one I’ve been meaning to write since AutoCAD 2016 started shipping. Thankfully a number of other people have filled the void, in the meantime, so I’ve created an appendix of related posts that you can...

May 25, 2015: Cooling down after the SF VR Hackathon
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , HTML , JavaScript , PaaS , Virtual Reality , Web/Tech
The 2nd VR Hackathon, which took place in San Francisco over the weekend, was an absolute blast. It was held at Galvanize, a co-working space about a 15-minute walk from our 1 Market Street office. The venue was great: it...

May 22, 2015: Viewing 50+ design software formats from a web-page
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , PaaS , SaaS
This is very cool. As Stephen Preston has reported, over on the Cloud & Mobile DevBlog, the A360 team has delivered a widget that can be embedded in web-pages and views design files – including DWG files saved from AutoCAD,...

May 20, 2015: An interesting visit to the SVVR exhibition hall
Comments: 0 | Categories: Virtual Reality
Yesterday I went along with two fellow Autodeskers, Lars and Oleg, to the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality conference at the San Jose Convention Center. As we were only attending the second day – we all flew in on Monday –...

May 18, 2015: VRing in SF
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , PaaS , Virtual Reality
I’m on the train to Zurich airport, where I’ll hop on the direct flight to San Francisco. This evening I’m staying in San Jose, as tomorrow I’ll be visiting the SVVR 2015 expo hall to do some research on the...

May 15, 2015: Creating a rectangular jigsaw puzzle with specific dimensions inside AutoCAD using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Geometry
Following on from the last post, where we saw an outline for this series of posts on AutoCAD I/O, today’s post adds a command to our jigsaw application that creates the geometry for a jigsaw puzzle of a specified size...

May 13, 2015: AutoCAD I/O and custom applications
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD .NET , AutoCAD I/O , Commands , Core Console , Geometry , HTML , JavaScript , PaaS
The title of this post is probably a bit misleading: I’m not actually going to show how this works, today, but I do intend to plot a path for addressing this topic over the coming weeks. I was spurred on...

May 11, 2015: Autodesk University 2015 class proposals
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , AutoCAD I/O , Autodesk , Commands , HTML , JavaScript , Virtual Reality
A reminder that proposals are open for AU2015 until May 26th. I’ve just submitted two, myself. Of the three topics I had in mind – relating to VR, AutoCAD I/O and TypeScript – I decided to submit proposals on the...

May 7, 2015: Charity begins… in the office?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , Personal
In the past I’ve mentioned the Autodesk Foundation and to some extent the focus Autodesk has on benefiting local communities. Today I was very happy to participate in a charitable teambuilding activity in the office: a group of volunteers spent...

May 6, 2015: Jigging an AutoCAD block with attributes using .NET (redux)
Comments: 0 | Categories: Annotation scaling , AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Blocks , Jigs
Our old friend Roland Feletic emailed me last week. He’d been having some trouble with this previous post when jigging blocks with multiline attributes. Roland had also identified some code in this post on another blog which worked properly for...


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