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CAD / DWF Viewers

There are, on this site, a number of CAD drawings rendered into .DWF format without which you won't get a very good idea of what we do. There are two options for viewing these files:

The Java Option

When you first load a Java program you will probably get some scary messages about it being "High Risk" to use this tool, but if you are comfortable with the ArNoNa site (we are) you can Grant permission for this program to run on your machine. If you click the Remember this decision box you won't be asked again.

To test the Java capabilities of your browser click here


The WHIP! Option

Get Autodesk WHIP! Download the WHIP! Plug-in

To test your whip installation click here: CART.DWF
If you do not get a 3-D CAD model, (it should be in a new window) you probably have one of the following problems:

If you get a symbol looking something like a piece of a puzzle
You probably need to download and/or install the WHIP! Plug-in. Start by clicking the WHIP! icon above.
If you get a message suggesting that CART.DWF is not a valid DWF file.
You may need to modify the icon that launches Netscape by appending "-start_java" (without the quotation marks) to the target string. The part after the path to netscape.exe should be modified to look like the following (quotation marks and all).
"?:\...\...\...\netscape.exe" -start_java
(This problem has not been reported by Explorer users.)

How to use the WHIP! Plug-In

Click the Right Mouse Button in the image window to produce a menu with the following options

Pan Use the arrow keys to move around the drawing or, when the hand is the icon, just click and drag
Zoom Use PageUp and PageDown to zoom in and out
Zoom Rectangle Zoom to a rectangle you specify
Fit to Window Zoom to see everything
Layers Provides a separate window for Layer Control
Named Views Allows you to choose among the views saved with the drawing
Location Provides a window with coordinate information
Full View Causes the drawing window to expand to fill the current window
Highlight URLs The shift key highlights any objects linked to other documents. Clicking on such an an entity will access the associated document.

Layer-Manipulation Options

  • Right Mouse in the Layer Box for selection options.
  • Multiple layers can be selected by usung the SHIFT key.
  • Click the light bulb to toggle visibility.
  • Clicking the light bulb affects all selected layers.
  • Toggle forces all selected layers to opposite visibility.

  • Some tips

  • You can move the menu boxes if they are in the way
  • If you are having trouble selecting the correct link you may have to turn off interfering layers

  • Send questions or comments to:
    steve@icomos.org