Is this the ProcessBook add-in you have been trying? If so, this add-in is a Legacy DevNet Application for ProcessBook 2.31 or higher.
The major version of ProcessBook has changed from 2 to 3, I believe in 2008. I also believe to remember that when you open a ProcessBook 2.3 display in ProcessBook 3.x, the display becomes converted. The converted display will than not work anymore in ProcessBook 2.3.
One thing that may work is
- Install PI ProcessBook 2.35 on a seperate client.
- Install the legacy add-in
- Import the DXF files and store them
- Copy (2.35) PDI files to another client running ProcessBook 3.x
- Open displays with ProcessBook 3.x
I haven't checked this but expect that Legacy DevNet indicates the source code is included and may even be documented. You could try to port the add-in to ProcessBook 3.x.
For both options, there is for sure no guarantee for success.
Yes that's it. That's exactly what I was going to try next. Fyi- it doesn't work using it in ProcessBook 3.x. I'm about to try getting a separate client loaded with 2.35.
Will update after.
So i did try the old version of PI. It fails on a dxf conversion. Error message was : Error while parsing DXF file.Syntax error near ' '.
So looks like this won't be a path forward.
It looks like there are a few online tools that convert .dxf to .svg (e.g. this site or this other site). If you have Autocad, you should also be able to open the dxf file in Autocad and export as an svg file. ProcessBook might be able to open the svg files (although the svg addin for ProcessBook is mostly intended for files created in ProcessBook so it doesn't always work with other svg files).
I gave this a try as well and no success. Looks like it will be a "recreate" process!