On the heels of Autodesk University, we have released the December ADN Plugin of the Month. You can download it now:
This plugin comes to us from Developer Consultant, Augusto Gonçalves and Senior Manager of Worldwide DevTech, Kean Walmsley. As its name suggests, the plugin can be used embed Quick Response Codes in AutoCAD drawings. Whereas traditional bar codes are 1-dimensional, QR Codes are 2-dimensional bar codes that can be used to encode various types of data. As mentioned in the read me, one likely use of this tool would be to encode data into drawings' title sheets for later decoding via a mobile device at the job site.
The plugin has been tested with AutoCAD 2007 onwards. You can use it with your 32-bit or 64-bit AutoCAD. As a plugin of the month, the download includes the source code. The source code: gets installed to a "Source" folder beneath the plugin's installed location, has been provided as a Visual Studio 2008 project containing the C# code, but is not required to run the plugin. The source code is provided to inspire would-be developers to see how easy it is to extend the functionality of AutoCAD.
So please share your stories of success or failure using the plugin with us at email@example.com. We would be especially thrilled to hear how you have extended the application by modifying the source code.
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