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Forum: The CUI, Hatches, Linetypes, Scripts & Macros

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  1. Question Macro - New Drawing with Client Templates/Layers

    Hey guys! I am working on a macro where the user will click the button, the macro opens a script to open a new drawing with a client template, after that it'll load a couple of lisps and run those...

    Started by jesset‎, 3rd May 2017 11:10 pm
    macro, new drawing
    • Replies: 6
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    9th May 2017 12:17 pm Go to last post
  2. Override ACAD shurtcut menu with Custom Shortcut Menu

    I would like to customize my Shortcut Menus (SM) via the CUI. I know ACAD SM are already defined out of the box (OTB). I know I can modify them in the acad.cui but I prefer to have my own...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 3rd May 2017 03:26 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    5th May 2017 12:35 pm Go to last post
  3. AutoCAD Automatic linetyps per Macro

    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to write macros (buttons) that can draw polylines within a certain layer, linetype, global width, color. Thus, as you can see in the image, if i want...

    Started by Matti‎, 1st May 2017 11:51 am
    • Replies: 8
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    2nd May 2017 06:23 am Go to last post
  4. rename of layers

    Hi, I can rename layer "new" to "very new". but I cannot rename layer from "very new" to "new". I tried to write a script. But it doesn't work :(

    Started by JamesBorubar‎, 27th Apr 2017 10:42 pm
    rename of layers
    • Replies: 7
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    28th Apr 2017 11:22 am Go to last post
  5. MNS files and the CUI

    I'm currently in the process of creating an Enterprise CUI for the company. This is essentially just combining all our menus into one single CUI. I am also modifying paths for all the menus. The...

    Started by guitarguy1685‎, 22nd Apr 2017 10:20 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    25th Apr 2017 04:18 pm Go to last post
  6. Advice requires for custom linetypes

    Can i make a line 0.6 wide with 2m Orange segment followed with a 2m blank segment repeating for the full length of the line. hope it makes sense.

    Started by keiths‎, 20th Apr 2017 10:10 am
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    21st Apr 2017 12:39 am Go to last post
  7. Draw a Retaining Wall AUTOCAD2016

    Hi everyone, What i want to do is draw a retaining wall on the plan, and i want to make it a linestyle, but i failed to do so, instead i have just create a hidden line when i try to use my...

    Started by lianli34312‎, 24th Mar 2017 07:39 pm
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    13th Apr 2017 03:47 pm Go to last post
  8. investigate linetypes

    hi using acad2010 having performence problems, after testing almost every aspect ive come to conclution that the defined line types perhaps are to be interrogated. what and how do i investigate...

    Started by samifox‎, 30th Mar 2017 07:00 am
    • Replies: 5
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    31st Mar 2017 12:39 pm Go to last post
  9. keyboard shortcut to a tool palette command

    hi using acad 2010, ive created a new tool palette command, i assign a keyboard shortcut to it but its not working any idea why?

    Started by samifox‎, 30th Mar 2017 07:09 am
    • Replies: 1
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    30th Mar 2017 08:19 am Go to last post
  10. Count Occurrences of Specific String

    I am trying to script a counter of specific strings. How can I select all occurrences of text that has a specific value? I cannot use filter or quickselect, and I cannot get selection sets to find...

    Started by bcarlso2‎, 20th Mar 2017 08:54 pm
    counter, occurrences, script, selection set, string
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,843
    21st Mar 2017 09:22 pm Go to last post
  11. Ribbon Diesel functions

    Hey all, I got some issues with DIESEL function in the ribbon again... I want a ribbon button to highlight when the "UserI3" is 2. i use this code: $(if,$(and,2,$(getvar,UserI3)),!.)

    Started by Aftertouch‎, 13th Mar 2017 08:38 am
    • Replies: 6
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    13th Mar 2017 07:28 pm Go to last post
  12. Question about Hatch scaling

    When I try to create a Pattern hatch, I can never be sure what scaling it needs. Scale "1" it generally is much too big; scale "0.01" is better. But all these I've found thru trial-and-error; isn't...

    Started by rlcad‎, 3rd Mar 2017 09:32 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    5th Mar 2017 02:24 am Go to last post
  13. Insert electricalsockets with script

    Hello all! I hope you guys will understand me. English is not my main language. I work with electricalconstruction in buildings and i hope you guys can give me a solution on a task. Is it...

    Started by dwld‎, 1st Mar 2017 06:24 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd Mar 2017 02:53 am Go to last post
  14. Mline with hatch pattern?

    Hi, I want to create an mline style to indicate thermal insulation on a pipeline to use in P&ID design, as per below: What would be the best way to go about this? I know I can manually...

    Started by Terosu‎, 14th Feb 2017 01:40 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    15th Feb 2017 02:33 am Go to last post
  15. Write Permission when in CUI

    I keep getting a "write permission denied- unable to create c:\program files\Autodesk\Autocad2013\userdatacache\en-us\support\aca.cuix" when I'm setting up a custom menu. I've set up several custom...

    Started by TxArcht81‎, 13th Feb 2017 04:52 am
    • Replies: 1
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    13th Feb 2017 05:42 am Go to last post
  16. simple pline

    Hi, I have just started using autocad two weeks ago and I'm trying to make my first script file, a joined, closed polyline that is a rectangle. The code is below: _pline -15000,0 15000,0...

    Started by amitbhat212‎, 10th Feb 2017 03:34 am
    • Replies: 7
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    12th Feb 2017 01:39 am Go to last post
  17. script for using dwg to pdf, specifying path, but using default file name

    hello, I am currently able to use "dwg to pdf" in a script file to adjust layers in a drawing, etc, and automatically print to pdf where the pdf file name (the dwg file name I am plotting from)...

    Started by vitruvius‎, 7th Feb 2017 08:31 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    9th Feb 2017 03:35 am Go to last post
  18. Addition in commandline while in command

    Hi all, Is this possible. I was wanting to say stretch a wall in brick dimensions so would it be possible to type the equivalent of '225*9' (which doesn't work) while in the stretch command to...

    Started by 3dwannab‎, 27th May 2015 09:58 am
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    30th Jan 2017 12:31 am Go to last post
  19. Unhappy I am not able to create one simple custom hatch pattern.Please help !!!

    the dimensions are in millimeters Four lines to be used to create a line whose length is 1090mm I tried creating the pattern using a Draw Hatch 12.5 tool but I have been getting this 2 errors ...

    Started by sputhran92‎, 26th Jan 2017 12:35 pm
    • Replies: 6
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    26th Jan 2017 02:04 pm Go to last post
  20. Moved: Help in creating a simple hatch pattern !!!

    the dimensions are in millimeters Four lines to be used to create a line whose length is 1090mm I tried creating the pattern using a Draw Hatch 12.5 tool but I have been getting this 2 errors ...

    Started by sputhran92‎, 26th Jan 2017 02:50 pm
    custom hatch pattern, hatch command, hatch dxf patterns, hatch pattern issues
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    26th Jan 2017 01:08 pm Go to last post
  21. Distance command and clippromptlines Macro

    Hi, I was hoping someone could help me with a macro. I usually have zero lines of prompt history. ( in my workspace ) But when i measure a distance. I'd like to have 3 lines of history...

    Started by 4runner‎, 24th Jan 2017 10:45 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    24th Jan 2017 11:32 pm Go to last post
  22. unlimited pause in macro

    Hi I want to be able to select an unlimited amount of times just after copy base point, see macro below, any suggestions? ^C^C_copybase;\\\\^C^C_pasteblock;\^C^C_erase;p;; many thanks

    Started by comcu‎, 19th Jan 2017 09:25 am
    • Replies: 2
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    19th Jan 2017 11:33 pm Go to last post
  23. Calculate a total of lines length in LT

    hi sometimes im using Autocad LT, i want to be able to use some automation, i need to calculate a total of selected lines and polylines. can i do it with the automation tool LT has to offer? ...

    Started by samifox‎, 17th Jan 2017 02:35 pm
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,605
    18th Jan 2017 06:18 am Go to last post
  24. how to migrate custom toolbar with macro from autocad 2016 to autocad 2017

    Hi everyone, I made a custom icons with macros that loads lisps, how to migrate them from autocad 2016 to autocad 2017? it is very important , I don't want to make the icons again evry time I...

    Started by eyal‎, 12th Jan 2017 09:53 am
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,559
    13th Jan 2017 03:27 am Go to last post
  25. Download: AutoCAD Classic Workspace script

    I created this script yesterday. I still see people are asking how to get AutoCAD classic workspace in AutoCAD 2015 or later, so I thought I could share it here. Download this script: In AutoCAD,...

    Started by edwinprakoso‎, 11th Jan 2017 04:20 am
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,215
    11th Jan 2017 04:20 am Go to last post

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