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Old 02-26-2018, 11:32 AM
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Load sketch, choose position

Iím trying to create a button in the UI to load an .mi file as a sketch, in the current sheet, and choose a position. I figure Iíll put it in am_avail_cmds.cmd. Starting with recorder, and poking around the help I think the command should look something like
(AM_LOAD_SKETCH :FILENAME (format nil "~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesCastMetal.mi" (oli::sd-sys-getenv "SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR")) :position (gpntdocu :point-2d))

But I canít figure out the position portion. I can just do 0,0 and move after load, but thatís pretty lame. Iíd like it to behave the same as using the UI, where the sketch is now hanging on my cursor waiting to be placed. Iím not sure how to tell it ďload the file and wait for the user to pick a point on the drawingĒ

I can use AM_LOAD_SKETCH from the command line, but it doesnít work when I put it in am_avail_cmds.cmd
Iím also trying this from the help, but it doesnít work either.
(sd-am-load-sketch :file_name "test.mi" :position 0,0 :adjust :upper_left :current-sheet :adjust )
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:57 AM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

It depends on the context what works, but here are two options:

Put it in avail_cmds like this:

(oli::sd-put-buffer "AM_LOAD_SKETCH :FILENAME (format nil \"~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesCastMetal.mi\" (oli::sd-sys-getenv \"SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR\"))")

Or, don't pass : position, but add :interactive-rest to the command

But, I think you want to load some standard text-blocks etc. Then your best option is to use templates. They are located in the template-browser, and you can very easily add your own (using "Define" in tab "insert", group "Sketch")

With kind regards,

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Old 03-08-2018, 03:37 PM
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Marten already gave a good answer.

If we look to the IKIT documentation for the SD-DEFINE-AVAILABLE-COMMAND we will find the following for the action:
Code:
:action {STRING or LISP-form} - the command action
gmatelich, you have been using a lisp form , which means it is a full defined lisp form with one or more pairs of round brackets ().

A string can be anything.

In the case of available command, the content of the :action will be put-buffered into the 'command line' (to say in with a kind of picture). Therefore the usage of oli:sd-put-puffer is not needed.

What is needed in your case Gmaetlich is that the dialog you are calling is getting interactive.

a) you can call a dialog capsualted within round brackets (CREATE_PART ... ) .. then everything has to be defined, so that he ok-action of the dialog can be performed.
(this one we call also a 'fully qualified' call)
b) you can call a dialog without the round brackets. then it will react as when typing one thing ofter the other into the command line.

for b) if we ommit parts of the command to make it complete, the 'put-buffered' dialog will get interactive and its UI (if any) will pop up

instead of
(AM_LOAD_SKETCH :FILENAME ......)
use
AM_LOAD_SKETCH :FILENAME ....
and it will get interactive (sketch attached to cursor and asking for a position)

since the action is a string in the latter case we need to escape the double quotes (as Marten did as well)

The following would be sufficient:
Code:
:action "AM_LOAD_SKETCH :FILENAME (format nil \"~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesCastMetal.mi\" (oli::sd-sys-getenv \"SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR\"))"
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Last but not least: the template browser is a very good thing. You can also figure out the tiny LSP file for one template , modify it, or copy and modify it to make use of envirnment variables.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:21 PM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

Thank you both for the great advice. I did end up using the Template functionality. Originally I had set it up as a symbol and was frustrated by how locked down a symbol was, hence my desire to load my own sketch. Eventually I figured out I could also define sketch templates instead of symbol templates. I added these to my am_customize in my SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR
Code:
(oli:sd-am-define-annotation-template
  :type    :SKETCH
  :name    "Notes - Plastic"
  :path    "/Notes"
  :image   (format nil "~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesPlastic.bmp" (oli::sd-sys-getenv "SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR"))
  :2d-file (format nil "~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesPlastic.mi" (oli::sd-sys-getenv "SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR"))
  :action  "am_load_sketch_multiple")
I do still wish I had per sketch control of the Adjust point, so some could be center adjust and some be upper right adjust.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:21 AM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

You can add an adjustment (insert) point to your insert sketch command.

Code:
(oli:sd-am-define-annotation-template
  :type    :SKETCH
  :adjust 8
  :name    "Notes - Plastic"
  :path    "/Notes"
  :image   (format nil "~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesPlastic.bmp" (oli::sd-sys-getenv "SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR"))
  :2d-file (format nil "~A/VersionNeutral/Annotation/NotesPlastic.mi" (oli::sd-sys-getenv "SDSITECUSTOMIZEDIR"))
  :action  "am_load_sketch_multiple")
The adjust number is the same as your number pad

7 8 9
4 5 6
1 2 3

7 is the upper left
3 is the lower right.

I am adding an example lisp. This adds change cards to a drawing. The type of change card is dependent upon the type of change. The change card always goes below the lower left hand corner of the drawing. So this program finds the drawing corners and properly places the change card.
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File Type: lsp change-card.lsp (5.0 KB, 401 views)
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:54 AM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

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You can add an adjustment (insert) point to your insert sketch command.
perfect! :-)
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I am adding an example lisp. This adds change cards to a drawing. The type of change card is dependent upon the type of change. The change card always goes below the lower left hand corner of the drawing. So this program finds the drawing corners and properly places the change card.
a few LISP related remarks:
  • you don't need (OI_TOOLS:: prefix, because it is within your OWN package : (in-package :OI_TOOLS)
  • you don't need (oli:: prefix in your code, because there is (use-package :OLI)
  • I dont see the need for the global variable Eff
  • I recommend to change your ok-action and the defun to:
    Code:
    ...
    :ok-action'(sd-call-cmds (change-cards Effectivity))
    ) ;; end dialog
    
    ;defines the changed card function
    (defun change-cards (eff)
    ....
    )
    +removing the global variable Eff. This means you pass over the value of the dialog variable as parameter to the function
  • handling the corners of the sheet with string-number-string conversion looks cumbersome to me, and the conversion is not needed at all
  • within the defun you are creating a bunch of more new global variables (by accident), without the need to do so.
    Question: have you ever used a (LET (..) ...) statement?
  • you can remove your condition and generate the file name directly from the parameter:
    Code:
    (AM_LOAD_SKETCH 
    	:FILENAME (format nil "~A/ANNOTATION/Sketches/Change Card/Change-~A.mi" OICUSTDIR Eff)
    	:adjust 7
    	:PICK_PNT pick-point)
    if you are adding other cases I would ONLY generate the new (base)filename within the condition and have just one lisp call of loading sketch with the new filename.
Those are just friendly hints to perform the quality of the lisp code. I have no doubt about the functionality as it is!
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

Thank you Wolfgang.

I will make these changes and give it a try.

I am not familiar with the proper use of the (LET(..)...) statement.

Regards

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Old 03-13-2018, 05:26 AM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

Hi Tom,

Have you tried the :adjust keyword? If I add it to "sd-am-define-annotation-template" I get the error: Keyword :ADJUST is not allowed

I also tried to add it to :action, but that also doesn't work. As far as I can see :adjust is part of "am_load_sketch_multiple" and not of "sd-am-define-annotation-template"

I use Version 19

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Re: Load sketch, choose position

Marten

You are right, but let me try a few things and see if anything else works.

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Re: Load sketch, choose position

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If I add it to "sd-am-define-annotation-template" I get the error: Keyword :ADJUST is not allowed
Code:
(oli:sd-am-define-annotation-template
  :type    :SKETCH
....
  :2d-file the-filename
  :action  "am_load_sketch_multiple :adjust 8")
Make the :adjust 8 part of the action string.

Hope that works now.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:15 AM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

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I am not familiar with the proper use of the (LET(..)...) statement.
I recently explained it in the german forum (next is an online translation):

https://translate.google.com/transla...-text=&act=url

Original Link is http://ww3.cad.de/foren/ubb/Forum29/HTML/004652.shtml#000007 Post created at Feb 21, 2018 18:32.

If the online translation doesn't work well for you, just drop me a note here again.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:54 AM
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Re: Load sketch, choose position

Hi Wolfgang,

I had tried adding :adjust to the :action, but that doesn't work either. It seems that the string passed to :action is not the command which is executed, but is a string to specify the template browser which command to use. If I add :adjust to :action I don't get the sketch command, but the insert symbol command. So it seems the string from the action-keyword is used in a case-statement where the proper command is build up. If that is the case the only option for :adjust to work is if it is implemented for sd-am-define-annotation-template.

As CED is currently in maintenance mode I don't keep my hopes up for this to be implemented (only if a big customer of PTC requests it, which we are not).

With kind regards,

Marten Verhoeven
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