Making "Save As R12" default file save format

Making "Save As R12" default file save format

Post by Phillip Armita » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Over the next 6 months to a year I will be switching my 60 odd CAD
stations over from
AutoCAD R12 DOS to R14. This process will not be accomplished over a
weekend. Major hardware changes will be required and will need to be
phased in.

I know that R14 has the ability to save files in R12 format; however,
the draftsman must specifically make that choice. I would like to know
if there is a way to force R14 to default to "Save as R12 format"
whenever a SAVE or QSAVE operation is initiated. Is there something
which I might add to the acadr14.cfg file which would force this
saving mode?

If R14 doesn't support this, does anyone have an ARX which, once
loaded at the start of a CAD session, would replace the default SAVE
and QSAVE commands with ones which force the saving of files in R12
format? As I think about this, even WBLOCKs would have to save out in
R12 format.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Phillip Armitage
WZMH Architects

 
 
 

Making "Save As R12" default file save format

Post by francisco pisc » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00


try : saveasr12
this is the command i use when i want to make the change r14 to r12
used like i write saveasr12, then enter, teneh he ask what the name of the
file ______.dwg ( in r12 format) pay attention for where he (file ) go or
instead tell him a path (ex. a:/aa.dwg)
i hope i help you

Francisco Pisco


>Over the next 6 months to a year I will be switching my 60 odd CAD
>stations over from
>AutoCAD R12 DOS to R14. This process will not be accomplished over a
>weekend. Major hardware changes will be required and will need to be
>phased in.

>I know that R14 has the ability to save files in R12 format; however,
>the draftsman must specifically make that choice. I would like to know
>if there is a way to force R14 to default to "Save as R12 format"
>whenever a SAVE or QSAVE operation is initiated. Is there something
>which I might add to the acadr14.cfg file which would force this
>saving mode?

>If R14 doesn't support this, does anyone have an ARX which, once
>loaded at the start of a CAD session, would replace the default SAVE
>and QSAVE commands with ones which force the saving of files in R12
>format? As I think about this, even WBLOCKs would have to save out in
>R12 format.

>I look forward to your comments and suggestions.

>Phillip Armitage
>WZMH Architects


 
 
 

Making "Save As R12" default file save format

Post by Stephen Tat » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Philip

Yes it can be done, by redefining commands with LISP. There will be pros &
cons depending on how you solve the problem. E.g. redefining QUIT, OPEN, NEW
etc is one way but when a file is picked form the 'last 4 files' list it by
passes the redefinition (nice one Autodesk) so you would have to remove the
list from the menu. There are probably other ways but you'll have to
experiment with them to see which suits best.

Do you have an R14 installation to try it on, or are you just asking if it's
possible?

Stephen Tate


>Over the next 6 months to a year I will be switching my 60 odd CAD
>stations over from
>AutoCAD R12 DOS to R14

 
 
 

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