What I did with Rev last month

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at cox.net
Wed Jul 4 19:20:45 EDT 2007


Does this mean that we can extract info from a MacDraft DXF export  
with Rev? I've never tried anything like that, but I can see that  
properly drawn and annotated MacDraft documents might be used to  
create bills of materials if that is true. I know MD has a bunch of  
features I've never explored, but didn't know this might be one of  
them. Not sure even how I might proceed. From the standpoint of ease  
of use and even output, so long as you don't mind being limited to  
2D, MD is far superior to AC. IMO, of course.

A very long time ago, I started creating some HC stacks that could be  
used for the description of a project so that data could be used to  
generate everything else; meaning that no actual drawing had to be  
done. It could all be done via specifications and the like; but I  
never got beyond that point. I was saving all the data as text files  
and resources and hoped to use it within a language such as Future  
Basic, which was extremely fast and not difficult, but by the time I  
got that far Apple took us into OSX and dropped support for HC and  
never really developed color support. I got discouraged, but I've not  
given up. If I can just figure out how to do all this drawing using  
Rev, but that doesn't look too promising from what I've seen.

Thanks for your continued info.

Joe Wilkins

On Jul 4, 2007, at 2:30 PM, Stephen Barncard wrote:

>> Very interesting, Stephen. Had you experience with DXF files before?
> Only when I was curious about what MacDraft exported a few years  
> ago.. I was delighted to find out it was text-based.
> Text that describes pictures is always interesting to me... like  
> Postscript. And the amazing HC XCMD PrintReport. ( I bought almost  
> everything that Heizer software put out... then it became Royal...  
> run by none other than the original author of Rev., Ro Nagy)
> Back when laser printers always had Postscript (and before  
> Printreport), it was the only way to get accurate printouts.
>> All of you are doing some very creative things with Rev. I just  
>> received a 4th of July card from one of my sisters. This card  
>> looks as if it could have been done with Rev. Any chance?
> nahhh. It's flash.
>> If you care to see it, this is the link:
>> <http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp? 
>> code=1243988046186&source=jl999>
>> Joe Wilkins
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