Screen menus are to be created in a .dgnlib file pointed by MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST configuration variable. The tools required to create screen menu are available in the Screen Menu ribbon group of the Interface tab of the Admin workflow.
I have created a few circular elements in the SampleSM.dgnlib file uploaded here. Download and keep it at a location pointed by MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST. We will use this file to create a screen menu with a tool accessible from each circle.
First, we will add icons to the circles.
Each icon and its background circle should be grouped so that they become a single entity or cell and you can apply the key-in to it. To do so, select each icon and its background circle and press <Ctrl+G>. <Ctrl+G> is the shortcut for Group command.
Select the four yellow cells and change their level to Extended.
Now let us associate key-ins to each tool.
This completes the command association to each grouped element. In the next blog, we will create saved views, assign keyboard shortcuts to the screen menus, and learn how to use the screen menus.