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 ,
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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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:
(vl-load-com) (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.
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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