AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Add New / Blank Button To Custom Tool Bar

Apr 17, 2012

AutoCAD 2012

When I am in the CUI editor and I right click on a button in a custom tool bar, it gives me the option to "duplicate" or "copy".

But when I go to change the properties of the new button, it changes both the original and the new button upon "apply".

Can I just add a new/blank button? I've tried dragging a new command from the list at the lower left corner but it does the same thing. :?

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I attached two screen shots.

Civil3D 2014 SP1
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z400
Xeon W3550 @ 3.07Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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I also note I could use excel but I have this thing where id like to have the lisp and AutoCAD run independent from other external programs.

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My Custom Toolbar is just a number of standard cad commands I've put together in my toolbar like Revision Cloud, Layer Isolate, Match Properties, Attach Image, etc.

Do I need to export out my cui file, do I need to create a Profile file, do I need to setup the same directory structure naming and copy my files into those same directory names?

Or is there some easy hidden Magic Button in Civil 3D that you click on and it does the rest?

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This worked perfectly when I had only two selections, and it still worked perfectly when I added the third option, but it just doesn't like it when I try to add a new line for the long description in the middle of a radio column.

I'm barely functional with dialog boxes..

DCL in question:
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lisp has the following in this order:

load dialog - I have a loading function that works fine
(action_tile"sl-AD"           "(TGW-Setup_01 $key)")
(action_tile"sl-BP"           "(TGW-Setup_01 $key)")
[Code] .....

Of course, these are just the pertinent sections of a much larger setup dialog, but I didn't think I needed to post all the functions that this program is doing, since you'd have a difficult time running this without my templates, printers and a number of support files.

Like I said, it seems to be choking on my adding :text_part {  Label = "      and Distributor Services";} instead of making this a single line of the label for the button above it.

Why does this cause the default radio button to stop releasing?

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I am trying to create a short cut button with a macor code.

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The commands i want to combined are the follwoing

UCS enter
3P enter
BASE enter

The macro i am using is the following

^c^c_ucs 3p \_base

but it wont run the base command after it finishes the 3P command

This is whats show up in my commands bar

Command: _ucs
Current ucs name:  *WORLD*
Specify origin of UCS or [Face/NAmed/OBject/Previous/View/World/X/Y/Z/ZAxis]
<World>: 3p


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couple of questions

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2) I looked into the design center, but seems like its too many steps but it seems a toolbar with an icon on it, clicking the icon and a macro sets layer and insert block is still pretty quick..??
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Rudimentary lisp & dialog box skillls here...

I have a little dialog box with seven radio buttons and a text box that generically accomplishes what it's supposed to do. To retain the current dialog values, I use the write-lline function to store the information and then use read-line to bring that information back in for other Lisps that I use. As long as the user doesn't open the dialog, whatever options were last selected will remain in effect.

However, if the user re-opens the dialog, then whatever defaults I have initially set up in the dialog will then become active (in other words, whichever of the radio buttons I have set to "1")

My question is whether or not I can have the dialog box set up so that if a user selects an alternate radio button, that radio button will keeo it's value whether or not the dialog is opened and until and if the user changes it..

As it is now, whenever the user opens the dialog box to change, say one radio button, the user then has to change the other radio buttons if the defaults don't match the current run requirements.

Here's the dialog and the lisp:

OPTIONS : dialog {
label = "   Counter to Cad Options";          
: spacer {
height = 0.75;

[Code] ......

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I’ve attached my scale bar code, and block, as reference context for how I plan to set the view title up.

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And this is what I get:

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Drawing Size:")
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