executing two commands by only typing in one?

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executing two commands by only typing in one?

Postby Rheal » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:27 am

Is there a way to do follow-up commands. Simple example; if I know I want to lenghthen a line dynamically, instead of typing LEN (enter) then DY (enter), is there a way I can do it all in one command.
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Postby Glen Cameron » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:35 pm

Being the Dynamic portion is not a command - it is an option inside the LENGTHEN command - it can't be executed as one command.

Even an alias will not permit you to run the command and an option on one keyboard entry, unless it was part of a LISP routine (then it may allow it).

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Postby rwhatman » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:36 am

After you type LEN a prompt box pops up with a list of options.

DY is on it and you just have to pick it.

I got tried of all the typing so I have turned ON the prompt box menu.

After you put the prompt box in one place, out of the way it comes up in that same spot.

So when I use the Lengthen command. I just pick on the lengthen button then pick option.

Two picks may be not as good as one command, but you don't have remember dozen of commands.
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Postby Brian Sloman » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:40 pm

As Glen suggested, this can be done by creating a simple Lisp command. Add a line such as the following to the alias file C:\Program Files\MicroSurvey\MSCAD2005\SUPPORT\mscad2005.pgp, then go to CAD Tools > Customize, click the Aliases tab, and import the PGP file.

LENDY,*(command "LEN" "DY")

I use a similar command for zooming extents:
ZX,*(command "ZOOM" "E")
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