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This plug-in allows you to specify a block that will change its display when plotted to indicate whether the drawing had a valid digital signature at the time of plotting. 30-day trial.
General Usage Instructions
The drawing you intend to use with this feature must contain three blocks - a block to be displayed when the drawing has a valid digital signature; a block to be displayed when the drawing has been modified or has an invalid or no signature; another block (that has been inserted into the drawing) that will be overridden to display the graphics from the other two blocks. The first two blocks should not have been inserted into the drawing for any other use (any existing inserts will be erased after using JTBWDSDEFSIGBLOCKS).
To select blocks one and two (the 'good' and 'bad' blocks), invoke the JTBWDSDEFSIGBLOCKS command and type in the names of your 'good' and 'bad' blocks when prompted.
The application will display information from the digital signature in the attributes you define in the 'good' block. The names to use are:
Attributes in the 'bad' block are not displayed.
Digitally Signed example. This drawing has a valid digital certificate.
Unverified example. Digital signature verification application is not enabled.
Invalid. This drawing does not have a valid digital certificate.
Defines blocks to be used when the drawing's digital signature is valid and invalid.
Identifies a particular block insertion to be replaced, depending on the drawing's digital signature status.
The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk Exchange has already installed the app. You may need to restart AutoCAD to activate the app.
To uninstall this app, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 ) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.
Uninstall the trial before installing the purchased version.
To select the block insert (block reference) to display the signature information, invoke the JTBWDSSETSIG command and select that block insert.
You're now ready to use your digital signature stamp.
To digitally sign a drawing, you will need a digital signature. If you don't have one, you can procure one from (for example) docusign.com. Invoke the SECURITYOPTIONS command to add your digital signature when it is saved.
Now when you plot your drawing, the digital signature plot stamp will display the current signature state of the drawing.
Addin usage is demonstrated in the short screencast included in the "Demo" folder. The sample DWG used in the demo is also contained in that location. Locate the Demo folder by using this path "%appdata%\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\JTBWorld-DigSigStamp-Trial.bundle\Contents\Demo". You can copy and paste the path to the address bar in Windows Explorer (File Explorer in Windows 8 and newer) and press enter.
See also our product page at http://www.jtbworld.com/DigSigStamp.htm
1. Displaying the plot dialog flags the drawing as modified. This is normal AutoCAD behavior (try displaying the plot dialog, closing it, and then closing the drawing and you'll see AutoCAD ask you to save changes). This plug-in accounts for this during plotting, but does not remove the 'modified' flag.
2. For performance reasons, the digital signature stamp is not automatically updated every time the drawing changes. Therefore, the stamp shown while editing a drawing may be incorrect. Regen the drawing to update the stamp. (The stamp will display the correct graphics during plotting).
3. DigSigStamp has not been designed to work with the following:
- Signature blocks inside nested blocks
- Signature blocks in external references
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Added support to AutoCAD 2015 (No change in version number)
First release by JTB World after having taken over it from Autodesk.