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Lee Mac

Hi Guys,

 

Wasn't that busy, so I thought I'd put together a little Incremental Numbering Suite for you all to sample.

 

I've come to realise that this kind of LISP seems to be quite a popular one in many trades, and this was my main inspiration for its creation.

 

As with all my programs - your comments and/or criticism is welcome, as this only helps to improve the program itself.

 

Thanks & Enjoy!

 

Cheers

 

Lee

 

 

Incremental Numbering Suite

 

Main Dialog Preview:

 

NumIncV3-3.png

About Dialog Preview:

 

NumIncV3-3A.png

 

Incrementing two sections of Text with a Background Mask and Rectangular Border:

 

NumInc0.gif

Incrementing with Leading Zeros:

 

NumInc1.gif

 

Text with a Slot Border:

 

NumInc2.gif

Placing text in a Table Cell:

 

NumInc3.gif

 

Incrementing Text with Leading Zeros and Hexagonal Border:

 

NumInc4.gif

 

Incrementing alpha text, demonstrating rotation of Triangular Border:

 

NumInc5.gif

 

Curve-Aligned Mode:

 

NumIncC.gif

Array Example 1

 

Demonstrating the difference between Spacing Vector and Endpoint specification, with Object Rotation set to 'Aligned'.

 

NumIncA1.gif

Array Example 2

 

Demonstrating Perpendicular rotation and a fixed zero rotation.

 

NumIncA2.gif

 

A full description of the program and the latest version can be found here.

NumIncV3-9.zip

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Now that's sweet, Lee.

I made that change you made for me in a previous version to allow a leading zero in the number, and the rotation ability you put in the program really adds to the utility of it.

But then a small thought came into my head:

What if we need the prefix and the number to be static, and the suffix to increment? Only the prefix and suffix accept alpha input, but neither of these will increment.

 

 

Steve

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Thanks for your suggestions Steve :)

 

I suppose I could include options for an incrementing Prefix and/or Suffix, but this would add extra prompts for the user. I shall have a think about this one :thumbsup:

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Yep. Too many user prompts would make it a real endurance test, and might possibly turn many potential users away from it.

It's very good as is. I was just tossing out some thoughts.

 

Steve

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Yep. Too many user prompts would make it a real endurance test, and might possibly turn many potential users away from it.

It's very good as is. I was just tossing out some thoughts.

 

Steve

 

As I said, I like the comments and criticism, (after all, it can only potentially make it better... :P ) and, if I think this is feasible without too much clutter, I may well incorporate it :)

 

Thanks Steve

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flowerrobot

Purhaps a "kword" system, i find that is quite helpfull, when trying to steam line a program, or even a kword toggle.

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Hey, great routine. This will certainly speed up the creation of “Part Callout” drawings.

 

The only thing I would suggest is coordinate translation to eliminate the need to have the WCS current.

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Hey, great routine. This will certainly speed up the creation of “Part Callout” drawings.

 

The only thing I would suggest is coordinate translation to eliminate the need to have the WCS current.

 

Ahh good point Sean, thanks :)

 

I shall endeavour to incorporate that. I only tested it in WCS, so didn't notice the need, but thanks for pointing that out mate :)

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Purhaps a "kword" system, i find that is quite helpfull, when trying to steam line a program, or even a kword toggle.

 

Thanks Flowerrobot for your suggestion - I just like to keep the user prompts to a minimum, otherwise the user just sloggs through a load of prompts before he/she can get to the "business" end of the program...

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What if I need to get one sets of number without prefix or suffix?

 

Well, at the minute, I suppose you could use a space for a prefix and suffix - but yes, I shall incorporate the option of none.

 

Another thing: What about dcl? Is it pending?

 

Hmmm... I'm not sure about DCL, I may just keep it command line - with DCL, you have the complications of an extra file, and the coding turns "ugly"...

 

 

But thanks for the suggestions :)

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Here is one way to deal with options:

(defun c:test()
 (setq snum 1
       inc  1
       pre  ""
       suf  ""
       )
 ;;  enter key sends the user on his way
 (while
   (cond
     ((progn
        (princ (strcat "\n*** Start #" (rtos snum 2 0)
                       "  Increment: " (rtos inc 2 0)
                       "  Prefix: " pre
                       "  Suffix: " suf))
        (initget "Start Inc Prefix sUffix")
        (null (setq opt (getkword "\nEnter option to change [start/Inc/Prefix/sUffix]: "))))
        nil
     )
     ((= opt "Start")
      (setq snum (getreal (strcat "\nSpecify Starting Number <" (rtos snum 2 0) ">: ")))
     )
     ((= opt "Inc")
      (setq inc (getreal (strcat "\nSpecify Increment <" (rtos inc 2 0) ">: ")))
     )
     ((= opt "Prefix")
      (setq pre (getstring t (strcat "\nSpecify Prefix <"
                                      (if (eq "" pre) "-None-" pre) ">: ")))
     )
     ((= opt "sUffix")
      (setq suf (getstring t (strcat "\nSpecify Suffix <"
                                      (if (eq "" suf) "-None-" suf) ">: ")))
     )
   )
  )
 (princ)
)

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The Buzzard

Lee,

 

You should know by now.

DCL is always a good call.

 

The whole program in your face without anticipation of prompts.

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Very nice, Lee.

 

You know what would make a program like this truly powerful? In addition the current option which creates new text, an option to edit existing text (or attributes).

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The Buzzard

Lee,

 

One thing I noticed was you cannot have preceeding zero's in the suffix.

 

(Example: To have a suffix start at 001 and increment it.)

 

The program does not put the zero's in except for the one you put in the dialog.

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