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Last post Fri, Dec 14 2012 8:54 PM by howardhaoracle. 2 replies.
Started by howardhaoracle 13 Dec 2012 10:55 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 531 views
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  • Thu, Dec 13 2012 10:55 AM

    leHiCreateGroup Reply

    I am trying to group a selected group of metal into 1 group. But everytime I do leHiCreateGroup, there is a GUI window popup "Create Group" and you have to hit apply in order to create group.. It's kinda annoying to hit apply everytime.. Is there any other Skill command I can use to bypass this popup GUI window and achieve the same result..

    Thank you very much for your help

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  • Thu, Dec 13 2012 12:45 PM

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    Re: leHiCreateGroup Reply

    Hi Howard,

    I have not looked into this in detail but I think that you will want to look at the lower level db* commands such as dbCreateFigGroup and dbAddFigToFigGroup - this is essentially what the other command is doing: creating a fig group and putting the selected figures in that group.  Create a procedure that creates a fig group and then adds each of the selected figures to that fig group in turn.

    Any time you see a "Hi" in the name of a command, or "hi" as the prefix, this is short for "human interface" and typically would involve some interaction with the user through a form, menu, bindkey etc.  In this case the function has a "le" prefix which indicates it is for the layout editor tool and then the Hi part of the name suggests that it will invoke or need a form to gather further input from the user.

    Hopefully this information helps.



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  • Fri, Dec 14 2012 8:54 PM

    Re: leHiCreateGroup Reply

    Thanks Lawrence..

    After using both command dbCreateFigGroup and dbAddFigToGroup, I am able to create group w/o that GUI popup window




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