AutoCAD uses hundreds and hundreds of system variables to control and report the state of the software and its drawings. CmdDia is one that's come and gone over the years, and now its back with a new meaning:
CmdDia: Toggles display of QLEADER’s inplace text editor.
In earlier releases, this system variable toggled the PLOT command between dialog box and command-line interface. In AutoCAD 2000, CmdDia's function was replaced by PlQuiet. As well, you can use PLOT (dialog boxes) or -PLOT (command line prompts).
Thanks to Bill Fane for pointing out the resurrection of CmdDia.
I couldn't realize any difference in the behaviour of the command "QLEADER" neither when CMDDIA is set ON nor when it is set OFF. Please can you give me an example?
Posted by: Victor Jammal | Jul 07, 2006 at 06:04 AM
After a several trial, I have discovered what is meant by "Toggles display of QLEADER’s inplace text editor".
I have done the followings:
1. I set "CMDDIA" off "0"
2. I entered the command QLEADER and pressed ENTER until I reached the request: "Enter first line of annotation text :"; I pressed the ENTER key in hope to pop up the mtext editor, but nothing happened. The command stopped.
3. I set "CMDDIA" on "1"
4. I went INTO the same process of number 2 and when I pressed ENTER the MTEXT editor appeared and I could then see what I am writing.
Hope I made myself clear.
Posted by: Victor Jammal | Jul 07, 2006 at 06:42 AM
CMDDIA always used by DIMEDIT, New Text, and Express Tool LMAN. Never was unused.
Posted by: Joao Santos | Jul 10, 2006 at 09:24 AM
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Posted by: hadi | Jul 17, 2006 at 08:11 AM