One of the features of the Formtek EDM Module is the ability to extract AutoCAD block attributes when a drawing or drawing version is uploaded to the Alfresco repository. The extracted attribute values are stored as metadata (or properties) on the repository drawing per a configurable mapping. The following illustration shows several AutoCAD attributes in a drawing’s title block and how they could be stored as properties in the Alfresco repository:
In addition to AutoCAD block attributes, the EDM Module extracts the Title, Subject, and Author drawing properties (shown below) and stores them in the standard Alfresco Title (cm:title), Description (cm:description), and Author (cm:author) properties:
1. Edit the module-context.xml file in the tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/module/
2. Comment out the following lines for both the EDM_DWGExtractor and EDM_DXFExtractor beans:
3. Save the changes.
4. Restart Alfresco.
These properties will no longer be extracted from DWG and DXF files.
NOTE: If you ever redeploy the alfresco.war file, this change will be undone and will need to reapplied.