IFilterShop DWG IFilter Server Edition Release 3.0 README

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General Information

DWG IFilter is a plug-in that allows Microsoft Search products and services to index DWG files, enabling customers to search and organize their content. DWG IFilter supports all DWG versions from 2.5 through 2013. Installation of AutoCAD (or any CAD program) is not required.

DWG IFilter supports Indexing Service, SharePoint Portal Server, SQL Server Full-Text Search, Window Search Service and all other products based on Microsoft Search technology.


System Requirements

DWG IFilter supports the following Microsoft server operating systems:

DWG IFilter supports the following Microsoft desktop operating systems:

DWG IFilter supports the following Microsoft Search products


Information Retrieval

DWG IFilter extracts text found in Block elements such as TEXT, MTEXT, RTEXT and ArcAlignedText. Attributes are fully indexed. DWG IFilter also outputs information about Layers and Views.

In addition to text entries, DWG IFilter also extracts the following DWG metadata:

DWG MetadataProperty NameProperty TypeDescription
AuthorauthorVT_LPWSTRauthor of the drawing
CommentscommentsVT_LPWSTRcomments regarding the drawing
Creation Timecreation_timeVT_FILETIMEcreation time of the drawing
KeywordskeywordsVT_LPWSTRkeywords to facilitate text searches upon the drawing
Modification Timemodification_timeVT_FILETIMElast modification time of the drawing
Modified Bymodified_byVT_LPWSTRlast person who modified the drawing
SubjectsubjectVT_LPWSTRnature of the drawing such as the discipline or type of drawing
TitletitleVT_LPWSTRtitle of the drawing
VersionversionVT_LPWSTRversion of DWG file
URL ItemhrefVT_LPWSTRbase address for all relative links within the drawing

In accordance to Microsoft IFilter specification, DWG IFilter defines each DWG metadata as combination of Property Set and Property Name. All DWG metadata belong to {D68BF8D5-A1BD-4086-A859-481118C1A5A2} Property Set GUID.

DWG IFilter also outputs values of DWG metadata as text content of DWG file.


Office Document Properties

DWG IFilter outputs the following standard Indexing Service properties as duplicates of certain DWG properties.

Property Friendly NameProperty Set GUIDProperty NameDescriptionDWG Metadata
DocAuthor{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}4The document's authorAuthor
DocComments{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}6Comments about the documentComments
DocCreatedTm{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}12Time document was createdCreation Time
DocKeywords{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}5Keywords for the documentKeywords
DocLastSavedTm{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}13Time document was last savedModification Time
DocSubject{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}3Subject of the documentSubject
DocTitle{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}2Title of the documentTitle


Installation Instructions

Setup file is a self-extracting archive that must be downloaded and opened on the machine where you wish to use DWG IFilter.

  1. Stop all appropriate Search services.
  2. Uninstall any previous version of DWG IFilter.
  3. Start setup file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Start all appropriate Search services.
  5. Re-index catalogs containing DWG files.


Additional Setup Steps

Some Microsoft Search products require additional setup steps as described below:

SharePoint Portal Server 2003:

  1. Open "Site Settings" web page
  2. In the "Search Settings and Indexed Content" section click on "Configure search and indexing"
  3. Click on "Include file types"
  4. Add ".dwg" extension to the list of indexable file types
  5. Restart Microsoft SharePointPS Search service

Office SharePoint Server 2007:

  1. Open Shared Services Provider Admin Site
  2. In the "Search" section click on "Search settings"
  3. Click on "File type inclusions"
  4. Add dwg extension to the list of indexable file types
  5. Restart Office SharePoint Server Search service

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0:

  1. Open registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Search\Applications\<WSS Server Name>\Gather\Search\Extensions\ExtensionList"
  2. Add ".dwg" extension to the list of indexable file types
  3. Restart Windows SharePoint Services Search service

Search Server 2008:

  1. In Search Server Administration go to "Search Administration" page
  2. On the left side menu, in the "Crawl" section select "File Types"
  3. Add dwg extension to the list of indexable file types
  4. Restart Office SharePoint Server Search service

Search Server 2010:

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration go to "General Application Settings" page
  2. In the "Search" section click on "Farm Search Administration"
  3. Click on " Search Service Application" link
  4. On the left side menu select "File Types"
  5. Add dwg extension to the list of indexable file types
  6. Restart Office SharePoint Server Search service

SharePoint Server 2010:

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration go to "General Application Settings" page
  2. In the "Search" section click on "Farm-Wide Search Administration"
  3. Click on " Search Service Application" link
  4. On the left side menu select "File Types"
  5. Add dwg extension to the list of indexable file types
  6. Restart SharePoint Server Search 14 service

SharePoint Foundation 2010 :

  1. Add dwg extension to the list of indexable document types using the workaround provided by Microsoft: KB 2518465
  2. Restart SharePoint Foundation Search v4 service

Installation scripts can be downloaded from IFilterShop website

SharePoint 2013 (Server and Foundation):

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration go to "General Application Settings" page
  2. In the "Search" section click on "Farm Search Administration"
  3. Click on " Search Service Application" link
  4. On the left side menu select "File Types"
  5. Add dwg extension to the list of Managed File Types
  6. Restart SharePoint Search Host Controller service

Microsot SQL Server

  1. Restart SQL Server service
  2. Perform a Full Population

Microsoft Exchange:

  1. Stop Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer service
  2. Stop Microsoft Search (Exchange) service
  3. Start Microsoft Search (Exchange) service
  4. Start Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer service
  5. Rebuild the Full-Text Index Catalog

Windows Desktop Search:

When integrated with Windows Desktop Search DWG IFilter may use temporary directory to process DWG files. By default it uses system temporary directory. For Window Desktop Search versions 3.x and later DWG IFilter must be set to work with user specified temporary directory. To change temporary directory settings:

  1. Stop Windows Search service.
  2. Open registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IFilterShop\DwgFilter"
  3. Add new String value named "TempPath" and enter the full path to the new temporary directory. If this value is missing, empty or the path is not pointing to a valid directory, system temporary directory will be used. Please make sure that "Users" or "Authenticated Users" Group has "Full Control" permissions to the custom temporary directory.
  4. Start Windows Search service.
When using custom temporary directory, we recommend that you set it as "not indexable" in all your indexing products. Otherwise temporary files may be indexed. This will pollute the index and also can prevent temporary files from proper removal by DWG IFilter.


How to Uninstall

If you ever have to uninstall DWG IFilter application you can easily do it using any of the following methods:


Known Issues

DWG files are not searchable in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Desktop Search

Custom temporary directory has to be configured as described in "Additional Setup Steps" for Windows Desktop Search section above.


What's new in this version

Version 3.0

Version 2.6

Version 2.0


Contact Information

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http://www.ifiltershop.com
E-mail:
support@ifiltershop.com