Hi guys, I hope this goes to the right discussion group!
I have added a screenshot in the attachment illustrating my idea.
Would it be possible to create a (preferably semi-transparent) previously saved (preferably editable) list inside the autocad which would be tied to a user-defined button on the toolbar?
I know there is notepad, however it is a bit uncomfortable to use. What possibilities are there for creating something like that?
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A list of....
Random pasted text?
Text from the current drawing?
A way to display/hide objects?
The idea was to create a checklist for checking the layout before printing, ideally make a tick behind something which you have checked.
It would be ideal if this text is editable and also saved, if you press the button, text opens. Nothing more.
My main question was about the appearance of this list, I am not sure, if it is possible to tie a custom design, or have something in autocad which would roughly have the same look.
If anyone has any opinions or recommendations, then your thoughts are more than welcome
What comes to mind as a suggestion is to create a DCL dialog with the check boxes.
To store/retrieve the information in the drawing, use VLAX-LDATA-PUT / VLAX-LDATA-GET.
These are called dictionary declarations. The list you will be storing is added to the file itself
and not be an external, separate file. The space you will occupy inside a DWG file will be
minimal (to the point where a single line definition will occupy more space).
If you need help in creating a simple dialog, more than one of us in this group will be able to help.
Here's a quick example from my library (it is a screen capture from a much larger dialog):
There can be additional "bells-and-whistles" added to this program where the dictionary
items are cleared when a different DWG file name is detected to that which is stored...
This was very helpful. Thank you, I have to dig into this a bit
Editing a custom list will be a little tricky, but not impossible.
I have not created such an exercise yet.
A second dialog box will be required to add and edit lines (list_box, edit_box, and a few buttons).
A 2-dimensional list will work - list of off/on's and list of text lines.
Great to see that there is a lot of in-depth competence in this forum
As I can see, it is possible to create smth. like I had envisioned. I just have to think now, how should I go about creating this....