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creat a command

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12-04-2012 06:34 PM

i made a toolbar that has a command like this "_plot 752.3389,680.5393 641.0157,524.6924" a print command.

when i click on the toolbar commands the print windows appear then i click on the option "windows", autcad take the coordinates and print the object ,

it works..


but i have to click on the button "window" when print window appear ..

is there any way to make the command choose a particular button of the print window..





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Re: creat a command

12-04-2012 11:56 PM in reply to: mr-_-small

I believe you should use something more powerful than a menu macro. You can use Visual LISP to set the Layout's PlotType property before you try to plot.

Look for PlotStyle in the ActiveX Reference.

This is a sample program included in the AutoCAD 2013 ActiveX Reference:

(defun c:Example_PlotType()
    ;; This example reads and modifies the PlotType
    ;; Layout value.
    ;; When finished, this example resets the  value back to
    ;; its original value.
    (setq acadObj (vlax-get-acad-object))
    (setq doc (vla-get-ActiveDocument acadObj))
    ;; Get the layout object
    (setq ACADLayout (vla-get-ActiveLayout doc))
    ;; Read and display the original value
    (setq originalValue (vla-get-PlotType ACADLayout))
    (alert (strcat "The PlotType value is set to: " (itoa originalValue)))

    ;; Modify the PlotType preference by toggling the value
    (vla-put-PlotType ACADLayout acExtents)
    (alert (strcat "The PlotType preference has been set to: " (itoa (vla-get-PlotType ACADLayout))))

    ;; Reset the preference back to its original value
    (vla-put-PlotType ACADLayout originalValue)
    (alert (strcat "The PlotType preference was reset back to: " (itoa originalValue)))

 I hope this helps.


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Registered: ‎12-17-2004
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Re: creat a command

12-05-2012 02:00 AM in reply to: mr-_-small


put this macro in your button...




the best way is to write macros is using the command-line version.
of the command you want to use, and see how many enters are needed and the required options...


Hope that helps,



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Registered: ‎12-03-2012
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Re: creat a command

12-05-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: hmsilva

thank you  fhmsilva .... thiss exactly what im looking for....



you are awesome and brilliant ..... best answer 

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Re: creat a command

12-05-2012 01:50 PM in reply to: mr-_-small

You're welcome, mr-_-small



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