How can I make MicroStation wait for predetermined amount of time then resume normal operation?
MicroStation does not currently provide keyins to cause a predetermined delay. MicroStation does provide you the "expand keyin" keyins that could start external programs and remain frozen/hung until that process completes. You could create your own DOS batch file or Windows script to sit and wait for a period of time then when complete MicroStation will resume normal operation. here is one way to force MicroStation wait 5 seconds:1. Create file c:\wait.bat consisting of these lines:
@echo offset /a WAIT=%1*1000echo Waiting for %WAIT% seconds..ping -w %WAIT% localhost > nulexit2. Start MicroStation and execute the keyin:
Where "5" is the number of seconds to wait.3. The keyin can not be inserted into a batch file at a designated point to pause the batch process.
What about the Pause key-in?
Try this key-in:
pause 10;zoom out center;dx=,,;reset
MicroStation will do nothing for 10 seconds and then zoom out around the view center and then be back ready to run.
Did you mean to say that this delay "can be" inserted into a designated point in the batch process rather than "can not be"?