Original Article Date: July 19, 2002
Learn how to run set of commands when you fire up MicroStation.
To run a macro or set of keyins when starting MicroStation, you can use the -s command line switch which dumps the contents of a "startup file" into the MicroStation key-in window for immediate execution.For this to work, you'll need to append the MicroStation icon command line to read:ustation.exe -sdrive\folder\file.txt For example: -sd:\temp\RunNow.txt
"d:\temp\RunNow.txt" would then contain any set of key-ins to be run immediatly when MicroStation is started:lv=1;co=0;wt=0;lc=0;on-1-63;selv 1;fit;selv 1;macro scaletextIf you want to run the contents of the startup file during the design session, just keyin a @ followed by the name of your startup file. ie: @d:\temp\RunNow.txt. (By the way, a startup file is more commonly referred to as a script file.)For more information about script and startup files, please refer to: How to string keyins together or create keyin scriptsMore information about command line switches can be found in:MicroStation Command Line Options And Switches
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