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.