Just a progress report!
Ive found another way of doing it, but it causes QGIS to hang (become unresponsive) for about 2mins

import subprocess['C:/Program Files/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2015/acad.exe', ' "[% "root" %]itm/[% "subfolder" %][% "filename" %]" '])

Its cleaner than the clunky option, but what I am doing that's causing QGIS to hang, well after the file has opened in the CAD program.

The above is not an ideal solution either, as it uses a direct link to AutoCad, as opposed to using the system default program like the Open Action does.



On 05/01/2017 17:33, Richard McDonnell wrote:
Hi all,
I am trying to create a style for a Vector Index WFS (dxf's).
The Idea is that it can be used within QGIS to both load the vector data directly into QGIS and also to open it in AutoCAD, if required. I have a working action which loads the dxf into QGIS, but I am running into issues relating to file paths and windows when I try to have it open the file in AutoCAD

My working script is:

qgis.utils.iface.addVectorLayer("[% "root" %]*itm/*[% "subfolder" %][% "filename" %]", "[% "sheet_no" %]","ogr")


'root' = /////remotepc/////sharename/current
*itm/* = /relavent CRS folder///

"subfolder" = /remaining sub-folders
"filename" = /File Name eg 1000.dxf
"sheet_no" = /File Name less file extension/
So the resultant script is:

qgis.utils.iface.addVectorLayer("/////remotepc///sharename/current//*itm/*///subfolder// /subfolder// /1000.dxf/", "1000", "ogr")

This works perfectly!!

Now if I use the same attributes in the standard Open Actions, It fails (nothing happens), if I use the standard Windows or Generic Action, I get an error stating it cant find the file.

The drive is mapped to my PC, and if I replace the /////remotepc///sharename/ /with /z://\sharename\ /it will work.

Due to the fact that not everyone will have this drive mapped, and even those that do, don't necessarily have it mapped to Z you can understand why I cant use this.

I have a clunky Python work around and it is as follows:

import os

os.system(' "[% "root" %]itm/[% "subfolder" %][% "filename" %]" ')

This works, but as I said its clunky opening a cmd window and not closing it. It does not work as well as /z://\sharename\/ It is driving me mad, If someone can help point me in the correct direction, I would appreciate it greatly.



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