ProjectWise Administrator Help

Attribute Exchange for AutoCAD

The attribute exchange feature of ProjectWise lets you link attributes in AutoCAD documents with ProjectWise properties. When you place a linked attribute inside an AutoCAD document, the value of the corresponding ProjectWise property is displayed. Typically attribute exchange is used for title blocks in integrated AutoCAD, but you can place linked attributes anywhere in your AutoCAD documents. The link works in both directions, so that you can modify the value of a property in ProjectWise and then update its linked attribute in integrated AutoCAD, or you can modify the value of a linked attribute from integrated AutoCAD and then enter a command from AutoCAD that updates the value of the corresponding property in ProjectWise.

To set up attribute exchange for AutoCAD, you must:

  1. In ProjectWise Administrator, set up attribute exchange rules for AutoCAD. This involves creating an attribute class, and adding attributes to it.
  2. On users' computers, install ProjectWise Explorer with iDesktop Integration support for your version of AutoCAD.
  3. In integrated AutoCAD, create an attribute block that matches a corresponding attribute class in ProjectWise Administrator (which you set up in step 1).