I find very difficult to set the defaut settings for tools.
Sometimes it is in dgnlib, sometimes in seed files, sometimes with configuration variables,...
And sometimes i don't know where. For example the Drop Element tool: i would like Line strings/Shapes to be ticked - on all my networkers machines. Where is stored this settings ?
Could you give us an overview of these defaut settings ?
Alternatively create a custom tools menu for you company ie ABC TOOLS
via the customise the interface.dgnlib file and add icons to the custom menu or a custom menu bar with text only and add the keyins suggested last post and just keep adding to them ..
Then make sure all the user worspace.cfg files have that modified dgnlib pointed to over the network...
Most important lastly train users to use the custom menu tools instead of the default ones...
before V8i we had the settings manager... I have one user who refuses to give up the old settings manager so for him I had to create a macro and assign it to an F key to force the old settings manager to work under v8i ss2.. some people just want to keep working the same way they always have and cannot embrace change...
you have to be able to accommodate everyone and still maintain productivity...
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Unknown said:I am looking to perform the exact scenario you laid out with using the Line Strings checked on by default for drop element. It changes it as if just checking the box, but when I leave the file, it resets to being checked off. How to I get it to save that setting as a default? Thank you.
Borrowing from what John has already said and using my F key approach is the easiest option
choose and f Key from Worspace> function keys and paste this
k,drop element;set item toolsettings stringstoggle=1
if you want others added just change to include them sepparated by ;
k,drop element;set item toolsettings stringstoggle=1;set item toolsettings dimensionstoggle=1.
Now depending how your users are deployed you could just add the F key change to a networked version of every users F keys
or post and email with how to edit their F key of choice with the keyin you provide similar to above instructions.. . I like this better than global change as we users like to personalise custom the F keys...
Alternatively create a macro with the keyin and call the macro drop then to run it teach users to keyin "macro drop" and before I get flamed yes its basic
but you can make it a VBA and use the vba keyin to run it so there you have it several easy ways to deploy this .. my favorite is the f key .. second favourite is a custom icon pallet say called ABC company tools and you keep adding new tools to it and put it in your custom interface.. this is all great but a lot more effort... the F key is the simplest and fastest to deploy...
Editing the tool itself seems like too much effort for me, I just love F keys I use them all so much I haveto take a copy with me everytime I change jobs...because some of the keyins are quite complex and powerful, also 12 isnt enough I have used shft and Alt combos too and have a paper overlay to label all the functions so I dont have to remember what they do.. yeah I'm old now... but over 48 F keys is a challenge for anyone to remember....
Lets start a new post.. Favourite F key scripts and what they do..