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Object Information in Real Time
Tip# 3458 By Lee McDonnell On 10-Jul-2010
Rated By 3 users Downloaded : 840
Categories : List, Layer Tools
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
Rename File To : Dynamic Information Tool/,Dynamic Information Tool/DInfo V1.4.lsp,Dynamic Information Tool/DInfoBlockV1-2.gif,Dynamic Information Tool/DInfoV1-1.gif
This routine provides real-time feedback about objects in the drawing.

DInfo is a very complex LISP routine by Lee McDonnell that provides real-time feedback about objects in an AutoCAD drawing as the cursor moves over them. Take a look at the included animated image; you might not think AutoLISP could be this powerful, but it can. Start by loading the LISP file, then type in Dinfo at the Command prompt. Your cursor will change to a circle, the size of which you can adjust with the + and - keys. As you move this cursor over drawing objects, information about the object is displayed just to the right of the cursor. If you press Tab, the entire program changes to Layer Isolation/Restore mode. Press Tab again to return to Information mode. As always, Lee's code includes helpful comments and is easy to read.


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Comment by millett,skipp
Posted on 2010-07-19 14:33:52
Wow, Lee, this a really cool app! My question is the text seems to have rotation 0. When I change to UCS View, it doesnt seem to work. I would love to stay in world coordinates, yet have the text be parallel with my screen, thanks.
Comment by Cole,John
Posted on 2010-07-19 17:16:49
Yessiree, this is dyna-mite. A request: can you add a tab function to toggle back to layer un-isolate? I find that I isolate a layer to work on it, and then always want to go back to the previous layer settings, before the isolate command. thanks!
Comment by McDonnell,Lee
Posted on 2010-07-24 12:42:26
Thanks Guys, really glad you like the program. I'll have to look into the UCS issue - I'll admit, when creating the program I focussed a lot on the aesthetics and may have overlooked the UCS compatibility. As for the Layer UnIsolate - this is a good idea (I'm thinking along the same lines as layuniso) - I shall see what I can do. Lee