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Appendix - Understanding AutoCAD compatibility

Using additional progeCAD commands

Although you can use the AutoCAD command structure with progeCAD, the program has its own set of commands. progeCAD has numerous command names not found in AutoCAD, although many of these commands have an equivalent function in AutoCAD. When you type the AutoCAD equivalent, the progeCAD alias system activates the correct command.

The following table lists optional progeCAD command names that you can use in place of AutoCAD command names to perform the equivalent AutoCAD function.

Command differences in progeCAD

progeCAD command

AutoCAD 2008 command

 

AutoCAD 2000/R14 command

 

Action in progeCAD

audionote

No equivalent

No equivalent

Creates and plays audio notes attached to entities.

cmdbar

No equivalent

No equivalent

Positions the command window.

coordinate

Ctrl+D or F6

Ctrl+D or F6

Changes the display of coordinates on the status line.

copyedata

No equivalent

No equivalent

Copies extended entity data from one entity to another.

customize

toolbar

toolbar

Displays the Customize dialog box.

deledata

No equivalent

No equivalent

Deletes extended entity data from an entity.

delete

erase

erase

Removes entities from the drawing.

dimension

dim

dim

Switches to dimension mode.

editedata

No equivalent

No equivalent

Edits extended entity data found in an entity.

editlen

lengthen

lengthen

Changes the length of open entities.

editpline

pedit

pedit

Edits polylines and polymeshes.

entprop

ddmodify and ddchprop

ddmodify and ddchprop

Displays the Entity Properties dialog box.

esnap

-osnap

-osnap

Sets entity snaps from the command line.

expblocks

ddinsert

ddinsert

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - Blocks.

expdimstyles

ddim

ddim

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - Dimension Styles.

expfonts

style

ddstyle

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - Styles.

explayers

layer

layer

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - Layers.

expltypes

linetype

linetype

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - Linetypes.

expucs

dducs

dducs

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - UCS.

expviews

ddview

ddview

Displays the progeCAD Explorer - Views.

face

3dface

3dface

Draws three-dimensional faces with three or four vertices.

flatten

No equivalent

No equivalent

Sets thickness to zero at user-specified elevation.

font

-style

-style

Displays the Text Style dialog box.

freehand

sketch

sketch

Allows freehand sketching.

infline

xline

xline

Draws a line of infinite length.

mesh

3dmesh

3dmesh

Draws a surface mesh.

moveedata

No equivalent

No equivalent

Moves extended entity data from one entity to another.

msnapshot

mslide

mslide

Makes an SLD, EMF, or WMF file of the current view.

orthogonal

ortho

ortho

Toggles orthogonal mode.

parallel

offset

offset

Copies an entity by a parallel offset distance.

plane

solid

solid

Draws a two-dimensional solid plane.

pmthist

F2

F2

Switches between the Prompt History window and the graphics screen.

polyline

pline

pline

Draws a polyline.

ppreview

preview

preview

Previews the plot.

print

plot

plot

Prints the drawing.

printstyle

plotstyle

printstyle (not applicable before AutoCAD 2000)

Assign a print style.

psetup

No equivalent

No equivalent

Displays the Print Setup dialog box.

qprint

No equivalent

No equivalent

Quickly prints the current viewport (window) with no options.

reassocapp

No equivalent

No equivalent

Reassociates extended entity data with an application.

recscript

No equivalent

No equivalent

Starts the Script Recorder.

rtrot

3dorbit

No equivalent

Rotates the view of entities.

rtrotx

No equivalent

No equivalent

Rotates the view of entities while maintaining the x-axis.

rtroty

No equivalent

No equivalent

Rotates the view of entities while maintaining the y-axis.

rtrotz

No equivalent

No equivalent

Rotates the view of entities while maintaining the z-axis.

saveall

No equivalent

No equivalent

Saves all currently open drawings.

setcolor

ddcolor

ddcolor

Displays the Color dialog box.

setdim

ddim

ddim

Displays the Dimension Settings dialog box.

setesnap

osnap

osnap

Displays the Drawing Settings dialog box with the Coordinate Input tab displayed.

setlayer

ai_molc

ai_molc

Sets the current layer based on the selected entity's layer.

settings

No equivalent

No equivalent

Displays the Drawing Settings dialog box.

setucs

dducs

dducs

Displays the User Coordinate Systems dialog box.

setvpoint

No equivalent

No equivalent

Displays the Preset Viewpoints dialog box.

stopscript

No equivalent

No equivalent

Stops running the script.

tipofday

No equivalent

No equivalent

Displays the Tip of the Day.

undelete

oops

oops

Restores the last deleted entity.

vba

vbaide

vbaide

Opens the Microsoft Visual Basic Applications editor.

vbarun

vbarun

vbarun

Runs a VBA application.

viewctl

ddvpoint

ddvpoint

Sets the three-dimensional viewing direction via an interactive dialog box.

viewpoint

vpoint

vpoint

Sets the three-dimensional viewing direction via the command line.

vsnapshot

vslide

vslide

Displays an SLD, EMF, or WMF file in the current viewport.