Enhance Your User's Experience with DWG Columns for Windows Explorer / File Explorer. Show the DWG and DXF properties and metadata in Explorer columns or even in file dialog boxes within AutoCAD or other applications.
Enhance Your User's Experience with DWG Columns for Windows Explorer / File Explorer.
Show the DWG and DXF properties and metadata in Explorer columns.
Even in file dialog boxes within AutoCAD or other applications.
Sort files in Explorer based on any of the columns available like a revision.
InfoTip (ToolTip) with all properties can also be seen when hovering over a file.
Use DWGPROPS in AutoCAD and add information in the Summary or Custom tabs and you can show this information in columns in Windows Explorer.
The columns can show the version of the DWG/DXF file, up to 10 custom properties, title, subject, author, comments, created, hyperlink base, keywords, last saved by, last updated, revision number, DWG Created By (can for example show AutoCAD 2017 or Inventor 2017), DWG id (for example ACAD0001409 making it possible to see difference between a drawing created in AutoCAD or an AutoCAD vertical like AutoCAD Architecture. ODA can show for a DWG created with the Open Design Alliance API), DWG Reg (Version in registry, for example 210 that stands for R21.0) and DWG Build (AutoCAD build number, for example N5200x64). By default all columns starts with the DWG prefix. The same columns are used for all file types supported.
PROPULATE allows quick, automated population of the Drawing Properties dialog data fields.
No need to have AutoCAD installed. That means that everyone at your company can see this information.
No need to open the drawing to know information like revision and other valuable information in the drawing.
Supported extensions and file types are DWG, DXF, BAK, DWT, DWS, SV$ in any DWG/DXF file version even though some older file versions might not support showing all properties. DXF older than version 2004 does not support properties, only file version.
Column names can be customized for example from "DWG Revision" to "Rev" or into other languages.
The properties can also be seen in Explorer's Details pane.
See also the complementary application DwgInfoTip to show the information like an InfoTip (Tooltip).
Contact us for any questions, wishes or comments. A lot more can be done to automate your work.