I'm trying to automate the pre-filling of the "Set Feature Definition" dialog in VBA and can get it to work if I select the Feature Definition in the Feature Definition toolbar and select the "Use Active Feature" function of the Toolbar.
The issue I'm having is that even if I preset the "Use Active Feature" setting as enabled in the Preference Civil settings or enable it via a keyin, it doesn't actually activate the command (just toggles the button). It seems that it physically needs to be activated by the user.
Has any one found a way to get the "Use Active Feature" command to activate without physically activating the Toolbar button?
We could never get this to work in Ss4 and felt like it was a lost cause there. If this is not exposed as a key-in, it should be.
It is the Civil equivalent of Setting an element template and locking the use element template button.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
I believe the KeyIn should be "GEOMETRY ACTIVEFEATUREOVERRIDE True"
GEOMETRY ACTIVEFEATUREOVERRIDE -> will toggle the setting
GEOMETRY ACTIVEFEATUREOVERRIDE True -> will set it on
GEOMETRY ACTIVEFEATUREOVERRIDE False -> will turn it off
this was available in SS4
It did not seem to work consistently.
There may have been more, but I tested it and one other person, We both worked without the others knowledge and when we discussed it finally, we both were in agreement that the efforts had been less than successful.
That said, if it works in ORD, that's a bonus - when we finally have a production workspace.