Macro for the Group Text Command

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Macro for the Group Text Command

PostPosted by PHINESLS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:29 pm

Made a little Macro for the Group Text Command. GT,W,@,@,!;

I use the Group Text command often with my Generic Cadd Drawings that have a Reference point for each text line.

To use this Macro, execute it then do what the prompt says "Place a Window around the text Reference points you want to group as to one Reference point" Then it prompts you for the new Text Reference Point representing the start of the new Text Group.

Then it takes you to GCP's version of note Pad.

You can now modify the new text group or just hit enter and you are done.

Regards,

Patrick (Rusty) Hines LS
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Re: Macro for the Group Text Command

PostPosted by Vincent » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:45 pm

Nice one Rusty.

Its good to see Macros back in the conversation.
Did you know that you can skip the Text Edit/Change dialog by ending with ,!;
if you don't need to do any furter changes.

GT,W,@,@,!,@,!;

You can also automate the changes by adding the following line.

TG,T,!,TF,ARIAL,TA,0.75,TC,15,TL,TEXT,!;

This changes the font, aspect, color and layer.
You can see more options in the Macro Help of the Text Edit/Change dialog.
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Re: Macro for the Group Text Command

PostPosted by PHINESLS » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:06 pm

Vincent,

You made a nice enhancement to the Macro I put together. GT,W,@,@,!,@,!; I all ready have in assign to a hot key.
This saves me another key stroke. If I need to edit the text I can double tap the new reference point or execute a TE command. Thanks for sending.


The other Macro you posted is also a Good one, TG,T,!,TF,ARIAL,TA,0.75,TC,15,TL,TEXT,!; Thanks for sharing. Very Powerful. I will find a use for it.


I am a Land Surveyor and often have to snap Perpendicular dimensions from structures to Property Lines.
Here is a little Simple macro I use to accomplish that to save on key strokes. LX,NP,SP,@,!;
To run the Macro, position the mouse cross hair close to the point you need to snap the perpendicular distance from, than hit the Macro hot key, the mouse cross hair automatically jumps to that point.
Next just click on to the Desired Property line and the Macro automatically makes the Mouse Cross Hair Snap Perpendicular to the Property line. Giving the Desired dimension in a matter of two easy Mouse Clicks.

GCP is Really GOOD Stuff.

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Patrick (Rusty) Hines LS
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