DigSigStamp

DigSigStamp

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
This app 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.

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:

CERTISSUER

CERTEMAIL

CERTSN

CERTSUBJECT

CERTCOMMENT

CERTNOTBEFORE

CERTEXPIRES

CERTTIMESERVER

CERTTIMESTAMP

Attributes in the 'bad' block are not displayed.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

JTBWDSSETSIG

Identifies a particular block insertion to be replaced, depending on the drawing's digital signature status.

JTBWDSDEFSIGBLOCKS

Defines blocks to be used when the drawing's digital signature is valid and invalid.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. 

On Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (older than Version 1703) click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

On  Windows XP click Control Panel > Programs > Remove Programs.

Additional Information

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 in AutoCAD 2015 and older or the DIGITALSIGN command in AutoCAD 2016 and newer 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.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 app page at http://jtbworld.com/digsigstamp

Known Issues

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 app 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

Contact

Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.3

Added AutoCAD 2020 support. No change in version number.

1.2

Added support to AutoCAD® 2015 (No change in version number)

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