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Tracking job time spent on editing of a DWG drawing.

A - answer The AutoCAD TIME command lists the total amount of time (hours) for which the specific DWG file was opened in AutoCAD. This includes idle times when you just leave your AutoCAD waiting for a command or displaying a prompt or a dialog box.

Sometimes several users are cooperating on a single DWG file and you want track their activity separately. And very often you don't need just a number buried in DWG file properties but also a textual or table information summarizing logged data.

All these functions are included in the time-tracking add-on utility CADstudio JobTime. This shareware tool keeps track of net editing time spent on a drawing in all its editing sessions and logs this information inside the DWG file (in custom properties) and in a standalone common Excel table. JobTime is a superset of the former EDITTIME tool.

You can get this type of data from JobTime:


Log file

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9.8.2011    10053x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 · AutoCAD 2011 · AutoCAD 2010 ·

See also:
Tip 10365:Coordinate Tracker vs. Track Coordinates - how to track XYZ in Civil3D?
Tip 8872:Track who and when has changed each entity in a DWG drawing.
Tip 8317:Tracking job time spent in Revit projects.
Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.
Tip 5825:How to reset the "Total editing time" in an AutoCAD DWG drawing?

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