Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Monday, March 14, 2005
With this new system variable you have better control on when and if layer filters should be deleted.
Saved in: Registry
Initial value: 2
Deletes excessive layer filters to improve performance. When a drawing has 100 or more layer filters, and the number of layer filters exceeds the number of layers, LAYERFILTERALERT provides a method for deleting layer filters to improve performance.
1 When the Layer Manager is opened, deletes all layer filters; no message is displayed
2 When the Layer Manager is opened, displays a message that states the problem, recommends deleting all filters, and offers a choice: “Do you want to delete all layer filters now?”
3 When the drawing is opened, displays a message that states the problem and offers to display a dialog box where you can choose which filters to delete
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;;; DLF.LSP ;;; ;;; Delete all layer filters with the DLF command ;;; ;;; By Jimmy Bergmark ;;; Copyright (C) 2004-2008 JTB World, All Rights Reserved ;;; Website: www.jtbworld.com ;;; E-mail: email@example.com ;;; 2004-05-23 - Added support to delete filters introduced in 2005 ;;; 2005-03-14 - Confirmed to work with AutoCAD 2006 ;;; 2005-04-19 - Added (vl-load-com) ;;; Written for AutoCAD 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 ;;; (vl-load-com) ;;; Purge/delete all layer filter or filters ;;; Example: (DeleteLayerFilters) (defun DeleteLayerFilters () (vl-Catch-All-Apply '(lambda () (vla-Remove (vla-GetExtensionDictionary (vla-Get-Layers (vla-Get-ActiveDocument (vlax-Get-Acad-Object)))) "ACAD_LAYERFILTERS"))) ) ;;; Purge/delete all layer filter or filters compatible with 2005 or later ;;; Example: (DeleteLayerFilters2) (defun DeleteLayerFilters2 () (vl-Catch-All-Apply '(lambda () (vla-Remove (vla-GetExtensionDictionary (vla-Get-Layers (vla-Get-ActiveDocument (vlax-Get-Acad-Object)))) "AcLyDictionary"))) ) (defun c:dlf() (DeleteLayerFilters) (DeleteLayerFilters2) (princ "\nAll layer filters deleted!") (princ) )
To batch purge multiple drawings automatically take a look at SmartPurger.
Sunday, March 13, 2005
; ChangePlotDevices.lsp ; Sample command CPD on how to change ; plot devices on all layouts ; Changes have to be made to match ; your old and new plot devices ; ; By Jimmy Bergmark ; Copyright (C) 2005 by JTB World ; www.jtbworld.com ; 2005-01-13 ; (defun PutPlotDevice (layout PlotDeviceName) (vla-put-ConfigName layout PlotDeviceName) ) (defun GetPlotDevice (layout) (vla-get-ConfigName layout) ) (defun changePlotDevice (layout) (cond ((= (GetPlotDevice layout) "OLD01.pc3") (PutPlotDevice layout "NEW01.pc3")) ((= (GetPlotDevice layout) "OLD02.pc3") (PutPlotDevice layout "NEW01.pc3")) ((= (GetPlotDevice layout) "OLD03.pc3") (PutPlotDevice layout "NEW02.pc3")) (t (PutPlotDevice layout "None")) ) ) (defun c:CPD () (setq layouts (vla-get-Layouts (vla-get-activedocument (vlax-get-acad-object)))) (vlax-for layout layouts (changePlotDevice layout) ) (princ) )
Saturday, March 12, 2005
- Import multiple layouts as sheets.
- Sheet Set Publish Options dialog has been modified to also include block properties and attributes in published DWF files.
- It's possible to select multiple sheets and open them or open them as read only.
- Renaming of sheets has been improved.
- Now it's possible to rename the file name as well.
- The option "Rename Associated Drawing File to Match Sheet Title" changes the drawing file name to match the sheet title.
- The option "Prefix Sheet Number to File Name" changes the drawing file name to a new name formed by adding the sheet number to the beginning of the sheet title.
- There is a "Previous" button in the rename and renumber dialog box for sheets and views so now you can take either the next sheet or the previous.
- On the View List tab you can select if you want to view by "category" or by "sheet".
- The Sheet Properties also includes Revision number, Revision date, Purpose and Category.
- The Create Sheet Set Wizard has an option to "Create a folder hierarchy based on subsets.
- There is a new little button on the Sheet List tab that lets you refresh the sheet status.
- When creating subsets there is an option to "Create Folders Relative to Parent Subset Storage Location". This option provides a convenient method for creating a folder hierarchy in parallel with the subset hierarch
Friday, March 11, 2005
The eTransmit Transmittal Setups dialog box has a new Import button that opens the Import Transmittal Setups dialog box.
New Project Control properties have been added to the Sheet Set Manager. Project number, Project name, Porject phase, Project milestone.
To open a sheet or resource drawing in a read-only mode, right-click the name of the sheet and click Open Read-Only on the shortcut menu. If the sheet or resource drawing is already open, the Open Read-Only shortcut menu item is unavailable.
Missing sheet status icon. You now receive visual notification if sheets in the Sheet Set are not found. The icon for the sheet is replaced with a red exclamation point (!) if the sheet name is unavailable or if a subset is missing all sheets.
SSMPOLLTIME - Controls the time interval between automatic refreshes of the status data in a sheet set.
SSMSHEETSTATUS - Controls how the status data in a sheet set is refreshed.
Sheet and Sheet Set information/properties can be published to DWF's.
Eattext can grab block attribute data from Sheet Sets.
It's not that that many enhancements that I had wish for so I hope more work will be done for AutoCAD 2007.
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
This is still valid for later versions of AutoCAD.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Monday, March 7, 2005
Hatch creation is enhanced to include ability create separate hatches. This is useful if you want to hatch multiple objects and have the hatches separated. The custom hatch tab has been improved. Instead of showing the whole path to the hatch as it did before only the name shows and the path as a tool tip.
Hatch editing has been enhanced to include ability to recreate boundary. You can even choose if you want it associated with the hatch or not as well if you want it as a region or a polyline. (No more need for my hatchb.lsp tool ;-)
You have also much more control of the hatch origin now. You can set it to bottom left or right, top left or right, center or pick a point. It's also possible to easy remove and add islands as well as view the current selection.
The dialog box has been streamlined and is more intuitive now. Here is how it looked like in 2005 and now in 2006.
The area of one or multiple hatches can also easily be retrieved using the properties of the hatch object(s). See the cumulative area below.
The area can also be retrieved with a field as shown below. Observe also the improved formatting that allows to convert from mm² to m² as well as adding prefix, suffix and more.
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