Included utilities can be started from the command line using the shortcuts shown in the table below.
The equivalent command as shown on the menu is listed along with a description of the function.
Shortcut commands are defined in the file Auto_Load.LSP located in the PlantManager installation directory.
This can be opened in a text editor like notepad and the shortcuts modified to avoid conflicts as required.
|art||Quantity Tool||Calculates the total areas / length / perimeter attributes of all selected objects. You can filter the selection by specifying a layer prior to making a selection.|
|et||Edit Text||Allows any text to be edited, including Mtext, Multileaders, Dimensions, Attributes within Blocks and attribute definitions.|
|bp||Boundary polyline||Pick a point within a closed area (surrounded by lines etc) and a polyline will be drawn around the perimeter.|
|bpo||Polyline offset||Does the same as above except you can specify the offset of the new polyline from the surrounding edges.|
|j||Join||Join two or more lines or polylines together without going through the PEDIT command. Assumes some fuzz distance so endpoints may be joined if not meeting exactly!|
|ll||Layer Linetype||enter a (Bylayer) linetype to to apply to the current layer|
|lo||Leave On||Select a layer to leave on and turn all other layers off. Layer visibility is saved and can be restored with the ‘ol’ command. (This is a shortcut for the native ‘Layiso’ command for versions which support the command. )|
|ol||On Layers||Restores previous state (Shortcut for ‘Layuniso’)|
|lc||Layer Colour||Select a colour to be applied (Bylayer) to the current layer from a dialog box.|
|lm||Layer Make||Short cuts the command line version|
|off||Turn Off||Select layers to turn off. You can turn off layers within Xrefs and Blocks. A list of the currently selected layers is built up and is listed at the command line. This command can also be used in Paper Space to select objects in a viewport which are to be frozen in that viewport only. (This is a shortcut for the native ‘Layoff’ command)|
|on||Turn back on||Turn layers previously turned off back on. (Shortcut for native ‘Layon’ command)|
|sl||Set Layer||Set the current layer to that of the selected entity.|
|mb||Measure Block||Measure a line/polyline with a block. This command stores the name of the block and distance variables so is much faster than using the standard Measure command.|
|db||Divide Block||Same as above but uses the divide command.|
|msc||Model Scale||Reports and sets the viewport scale (Easier than Zoom XP….)|
|sca||Plotting Scale||Sets text height based on plotting scale|
|a||Polyline Arc||Starts polyline arc creation. First indicate the starting direction of the arc then add new segments tangent to the previous segment.|