View Full Version : How to draw a linear dimension in Acad with VBA?
25th Jun 2010, 08:06 am
Any advice? Haven't really found any tutorials /answers on this part
25th Jun 2010, 08:56 am
A linear dimension is referred to as DimRotated in the VBA api. This is the example used in the Developer Documentation. Is that any help?
25th Jun 2010, 09:00 am
Yeah! Tried to look inside the help file, but i somehow missed the developer documentation :D.
P.S.: In this example and others, I've seen stuff like point1(0)=0#: what does # do and what does : do?
25th Jun 2010, 09:05 am
The # symbolizes a “Double” data type. It is inserted automatically by the VBAIDE. If point1(0)=0.0 is typed in, it will automatically convert to point1(0)=0#
The : allows more than one statement per line of code. so
point1(0)=0#: point1(1)=0#: point1(2)=1#
13th Jul 2010, 10:34 am
There are a few times I cheated with AutoCAD because using the COM connection had problems. One decent cheat you can experiment with is the AutoCAD .sendcommand method/ statement. A few times, I actually prefered it, because it was straight forward, and it works in many cases where the traditonal route had to much development time. You can suppress dialogs and other stuff, that can hold up execution. The Sendkeys VB Command is also useful at times
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