I have Generic CADD Level 3 and the instruction book. It is much too thick to copy and send. I have looked up Text files in the three indexes, , that is, the main instruction book, the "Desk Convert" section and the "Dot Plot" section and I couldn't locate anything about txt files that would be of any help.
Aha! As is the usual case after saying I can't I find something that says I Can! I did locate a section on Batch Files that refers to ASCII text files that must end with the extension .TXT.
Now that is something that I can either copy (6 pages) and snail mail or scan and email to you. Give me your druthers and I will make it so, number 1.
Would that be for CADD 6?
I have CADD 6 as well as Level 3 and could possibly send you a copy once I figure out how to locate it in my directory, i.e., what is it called. Please advise and I will be glad to help.
Does anyone know how to configure Generic CADD 6 for accessing a USB port. If so how is it done?
Also if possible to access a USB port then is it possible to develop or write a driver or TPR for printing to a HP Photosmart C7250 All-in-One printer. How would I go about it?
Any help or any answer anyone can give me would be great.
I don't know how you all ended up in here but you did read the sign on the door that says "AutoCAD MAP3D" Nothing Generic about it but if you fell in here by mistake you might get answers you looking for elsewhere.
Feel free to stay we can use the business but be aware we may not have the answer in here.
At least there's someone out there that reads the questions and takes time to provide the answers.
I was following a Generic CADD string of questions and I threw mine in the pot hopping someone with the same Generic CADD interests as mine would respond and be able to help. OH well Dinosaurs don't engender much sympathy, mostly fear.
Here's the Batch file instruction below: I scanned it as a rtf file and this system wouldn't allow it as an attachement so I just copied and pasted it in the body of the post
Ciao Ciao and
Batch files provide another method for entering multiple commands automatically. Any number of regular Generic CADD Level 3 commands can be combined in a text file and called up at any time. All batch files must be standard ASCII text files, and their file names must end with the extension. TXT.
Unlike menu files, the number of commands which can be combined is not limited to a single 80 character line. When the batch file is done with one line, it moves on to the next. Each line must end with a semi-colon.
NOT LIMITED TOaO CHARACTERS
Batch files can contain anything that you can type from
the keyboard, as long as each new piece of information is ANY
separated from any other by a comma. A batch file can use COMBINATION the tilde (-) and the AT (@) sign prompt for user input, the OF COMMANDS same way a video or digitizer menu uses these symbols in
macros (see Appendix A, "CUSTOM MENUS"). A simple
~ batch file to set the drawing LIMITS to 24"x36", set the EXAMPLE:
GRID SIZE to 1/2", turn on SNAP TO GRID, do a ZOOM ALL, and draw a border around the screen 1(2" in from the edge might look like this:
LS,24,36; GS,.5; SG;
LI; 0.5,0.5; 35.5,0.5; 35.5,23.5; 0.5,23.5; 0.5,0.5; PU;
(LIMITS command, height=24, width=36) (GRID SIZE command, size=.5)
(SNAP TO GRID command)
(ZOOM ALL command)
(LINE command, not strictly required) (first point of line)
(second point of line)
(third point of line)
(fourth point of line)
(return to first point)
(pEN UP command, kills rubber band)
The notes in parenthesis are for explanation only, and are not allowed in the batch file itself.
Generic CADD Level 3
BATCH Three special commands are used in conjunction with
COMMANDS batch files and are described on the following pages.
BATCH FILE LINES CAN BE COMBINED
START WITH SEPARATE COMMANDS, THEN COMBINE TO CREATE POWERFUL MACROS
In the above example, each command and each point of the line command is on a separate line for clarity. This is not required by the program, but it is often a good idea when debugging your batch meso If we wanted, we could combine the points into two lines like this:
Each line can be a maximum of 80 characters, and must end with a semi-colon (. For designing batch files, it is probably a good idea to keep the commands separate until you have it working properly, but once you have developed a routine to do a certain job that you might want to incorporate several times in your batch file, or use in several batch files, you might want to compress it as we have done above. Note that in order to make the me as short as possible, we have removed the unnecessary LI command, and have incorporated the PU (pen Up) command after the LINE command. This is so the rubber band will not end up attached to the last point entered.
I misplaced the other pages for the Batch File instructions for handling .txt files and found them b4 my i's so I rescanned them all in pdf and will see if this message machine will accept them. Too long will have to send in 2 emails.
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