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20th Jun 2003, 04:10 pm
I write a lot of my own macro's and I just found out about a command called DELAY and I tried it out and it does exactly what it says it does, but what is it good for/when would you be able to use it? The only thing you can do while its DELAYing is zoom around but its slowed down extremely due to the command. I tried reading up on it through help, as well as my ACAD book, but both leave out why you would need it. Thanks,
20th Jun 2003, 07:45 pm
You would use it in a script file to delay the time that slides are shown on the screen. After using "mslide", you can use "vslide" to look at a single slide, but if you have a series of slides for presentation or whatever, you write a script. In "delay" script time, 1000 is equal to 1 second, so if you set the delay for 4000, then it should display the slide for 4 seconds.
Use the "mslide" command, and save your view as "Top".
Save another slide called "front".
Save another slide called "left".
Copy this script, and save it as "Slideshow.scr"
Enter "script" at the command line, and watch it work.
Enter different delay times, or put ";" (semicolon) in front of each line that starts with delay, and see how quick it displays the slides, then you will see the need for Delay.
20th Jun 2003, 08:22 pm
Hey thanks, that's a pretty interesting presentation tool. Thanks again. :D
20th Jun 2003, 10:05 pm
See here for more information on using script files as a presentation tool using the DELAY command: http://www.cadtutor.net/acad/acadr14/perspect/perspect.html#Scripts
20th Jun 2003, 10:38 pm
I went to the link you provided, and it said:
Create a slide file from the shaded view using the MSLIDE command. . I am using ACAD 2K, and the mslide doesn't stay shaded when running the script, it looks 2D wireframe. I used the different "shadedge" variables, and even the different "shademode" options in 2k, but still no luck, the slides still look 2d wireframe. I noticed the hyperlink to that tutorial had "acadr14" in it. Does shading slides not work in 2k, or do you do it differently in 2k?
21st Jun 2003, 12:56 pm
I think you must be right, I must admit I haven't checked. It used to work in R14, hence the tutorial but the whole SHADE thing was changed in 2000 and since that time I've been using PowerPoint for my presentations anyway.
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