Original Article Date: April 5, 2005
Another neat utility whipped up by Gerald Hernandez in response to a users need to show element verticies without the use of the Element Selection tool. This is terrific for seeing where the vertices are located on an element and may eliminate the need for adjusting the keypoint snap divisor continously.
Download 240.zip and extract ShowHandles.mvba from the zip file.Place the mvba in the folder pointed to by MS_VBASEARCHDIRECTORIES.Keyin vba load showhandles to load the project, or...Configure MS_VBAAUTOLOADPROJECTS to automatically load the mvba project upon startup.Keyin vba run showhandles to run the macro, or....Place the keyin on a function key or custom button for quick and easy access.When run, it mimics the behaviour of selecting single elements into a selection set, but then immediately removes the element from the set, leaving the handles behind. Note that the handles aren't real, they only exist visually until something wipes them out such as moving a dialog over them, panning the view or updating the view.
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AskInga Article #240