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AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

(OP)
I have just loaded LT 2008 and tried it.

the Dashboard toolbar collection seems to default off happily next day.  Good job it showed itself on first showing. I tried to see if I could load a script on strat-up - which seems to be only allowed via Windows shortcuts.

1) Apart from tinkering in the registry is there any way to run a script when the dwg is invoked (via VBA in Excel actually) as if doubled-clicked in WinExplorer.

2) Then there is the plotting in monochrome.  The helpfile says to invoke "Plot style" which is permanently greyed-out. Plot Style manager lists the plot styles and all the usual suspects are there. But I can't apply them!

As it happens - I have selected AutoCad 2000 as the default save option for backward compatibility to existing registered versions around the company and with customers. If this is a factor it is a serious dis-incentive to usage. Except I am now stuck with it. New features and improvement like those above.
Previously had a full version of AutoCad 2002.

Any ideas anyone?

there is a tide in the affairs of man that you Cnut ignore.................

RE: AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

You should be able to run a script on startup in LT.  It's controlled by "startup switches" - check that in Help.

I believe the plot styles being greyed out has to do with how a drawing was set up, to use plot styles or ctb files.  Commans t oconvet between is something like "convertpstyles" & "convertctb"

 

RE: AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

(OP)
I did look for start-up switches but they all refer to command line.  ie the old DOS switches - which only invoke from Win Shortcuts or the RUN window.

see HELP

Quote:

Command line switches are parameters you can add to the acadlt.exe command line associated with a Microsoft® Windows® shortcut icon or the Windows Run dialog box.

invoking an associated app with a file, surely looks in the registry for that switch (if at all).

In VBA I am sure I am savvy enough to try it with a SHELL command but that begs a question about multiple dwg's and how that is handled. And still doesn't address the WinExplorer method.

So - short of messing in the registry is it possible?  AFAIK, not.  But hope springs eternal.

there is a tide in the affairs of man that you Cnut ignore.................

RE: AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

(OP)
Aha

Quote:

In the AutoCAD LT Properties dialog box, Shortcut tab, in the Target box, edit the parameters for the switch using the following syntax:
"drive:pathname\acadlt.exe" ["drawing name"] [/switch "name"]
all of which begs the same question.  I ACad is being invoked from the Associated drg in Windows/VBA what will the above intruction do.
I go try.

there is a tide in the affairs of man that you Cnut ignore.................

RE: AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

(OP)
I forgot clause(1) (the sanity clause - Chico Marx, 1933)

Quote:

Right-click the program icon on the Windows desktop. Click Properties.
same thing stated twice. Just hit a snake

Back to square 1, throw a ...... a ...... a "1".  Bugger.  

there is a tide in the affairs of man that you Cnut ignore.................

RE: AutoCad LT 2008 - differences / losses?

(OP)
That's the puppy.

Have a gold star

there is a tide in the affairs of man that you Cnut ignore.................

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