toggle plot stamp and layout display

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by BenC, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. BenC

    BenC Guest

    First of all, I would like to create 2 buttons for the plot stamps, one for on and one for off. Secondly, since I do not have layout for all my drawings, so I have the layout display turned off. But, drawings from others have layouts. I would like to create a button to toggle this so I can check if the drawing I opened have more than I layout. Is there any variables to control these ? Appreciate any suggestion.
     
    BenC, Sep 23, 2004
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  2. BenC

    BenC Guest

    I use script and lisp extensively for plotting without going through the clumsy dialog in house. Sometime just forget whether the plot stamp is on or not. A few time I issued drawings with stamp on which is a no no for official documents. Nobody have any suggestion ? May be it is a wish list item ? There is a lot of space to add a few icons at the bottom tray with this kind of variables.
     
    BenC, Sep 24, 2004
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    Dan Allen Guest

    Try this old post: http://tinyurl.com/4sfq3 also known as

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...todesk.autocad.customization&lr=&num=20&hl=en

    Also try an advanced googled groups search:
    http://groups.google.com/advanced_g...ization&num=20&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&newwindow=1

    searching for (including quotes)
    "Dialogs\\Plot Stamp"

    Dan

    clumsy dialog in house. Sometime just forget whether the plot stamp is on or
    not. A few time I issued drawings with stamp on which is a no no for
    official documents. Nobody have any suggestion ? May be it is a wish list
    item ? There is a lot of space to add a few icons at the bottom tray with
    this kind of variables.
     
    Dan Allen, Sep 24, 2004
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  4. BenC

    BenC Guest

    Thank you Dan fro the reply. Plot stamp would work the way I am looking for. However, still do not know a way to toggle the layout display. Anybody has any suggestion ? Thanks.
     
    BenC, Sep 27, 2004
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  5. BenC

    Dan Allen Guest

    I'm not clear on what you need for "toggle layout display", please post
    again.

    Dan

    for. However, still do not know a way to toggle the layout display. Anybody
    has any suggestion ? Thanks.
     
    Dan Allen, Sep 27, 2004
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  6. BenC

    BenC Guest

    Hi Dan, I usually turn off the display of layout tag at the bottom of the screen since all my drawings do not have more than one layout. But the drawings from others have. To check the layout, I have to go through the 'option' to have them to display. Wondering if there is a shortcut to turn this on or off. Ben.
     
    BenC, Sep 28, 2004
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  7. BenC

    Dan Allen Guest

    In 2000i at least, plot stamp settings are not saved by drawing/layout, but
    in the registry dialog settings just like the plotstamp file name. Use the
    code I referenced earlier, but switch "PSPFilename" with "PlotStamp" and
    toggle between 0 & 1 to turn on/off. You'll need to experiment a little with
    the code.
    Check out the registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R15.0\ACAD-1:409\Profiles\Dan\Di
    alogs\Plot Stamp

    Obviously using your acad version in lieu of R15.0 and your profile in lieu
    of Dan.

    Dan


    screen since all my drawings do not have more than one layout. But the
    drawings from others have. To check the layout, I have to go through the
    'option' to have them to display. Wondering if there is a shortcut to turn
    this on or off. Ben.
     
    Dan Allen, Sep 29, 2004
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  8. BenC

    BenC Guest

    Dan, really appriciate your help. I think I may be mislead you about my question. For plot stamp, I found the solution by simply using '-plotstamp' on/off in the command line using a script to toggle this. However, the layout is a entirely different issue. What I meant is the strip at the bottom of the screen that display the different layout name plus model tag. To maximize the screen area, I usually turn this off since all my drawings have one layout only. Drawings from others would have more than one. That is the time I need to check. To check this I can use 'layout' in command line with '?', or go to pulldown 'option' 'display' and tick the layout display. What I am looking for is a way using a lisp or script to toggle this with one pick. So I do not need to repeat the steps to turn this on and then turn this off. Ben.
     
    BenC, Sep 29, 2004
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  9. BenC

    Dan Allen Guest

    Ben,

    I understand now, sorry I've never tried that. You could explore the
    registry to try similar code or search for a vl- command. For other help try
    reposting with a new subject.

    Dan

    question. For plot stamp, I found the solution by simply using '-plotstamp'
    on/off in the command line using a script to toggle this. However, the
    layout is a entirely different issue. What I meant is the strip at the
    bottom of the screen that display the different layout name plus model tag.
    To maximize the screen area, I usually turn this off since all my drawings
    have one layout only. Drawings from others would have more than one. That is
    the time I need to check. To check this I can use 'layout' in command line
    with '?', or go to pulldown 'option' 'display' and tick the layout display.
    What I am looking for is a way using a lisp or script to toggle this with
    one pick. So I do not need to repeat the steps to turn this on and then turn
    this off. Ben.
     
    Dan Allen, Sep 30, 2004
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  10. BenC

    BenC Guest

    Thank you Dan for your time.
     
    BenC, Sep 30, 2004
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