Is there a way to define a variable through keyin?
Using configuration variables in key-insAs an alternative to using the Configuration dialog box (Workspace > Configuration ), you can define a configuration variable from the Key-in window using the key-in EXPAND SET. For example, to create a configuration variable MYFILE having as its value the name of the open DGN file, key in EXPAND SET MYFILE = $(_dgnfile) ? note that there must be a space both before and after =.You can also use configuration variables as parameters in key-ins. For example, to create a cell whose name is the name of the open DGN file (without the extension), key in $ CREATE CELL $(basename(_dgnfile)). In this example the first $ is an alias for the key-in EXPAND KEYIN. In other words, the key-in EXPAND KEYIN CREATE CELL $(basename(_d gnfile)) is equivalent. The second $ indicates what follows in parentheses is a configuration variable.To check the value of a configuration variable, key in EXPAND ECHO $( <(><<)>configuration_variable>) ? for example, EXPAND ECHO $(MS_DESIGNSEED).
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