THE UNAPPRECIATED SYSVARMONITOR
UNAPPRECIATED SYSVARMONITOR ?
For me, a CAD Standard is a series of various collected files, palettes, videos & workflow and some other additions.
One of these additions, is a set of MACROS for setting up properly the AutoCAD Environment to “behave” in a very certain way (to create Standard Data in the 1st Place).
Many of these Macros are now being replaced by the UNAPPRECIATED SYSVARMONITOR Interface:
This interface is rather new. Why should You Appreciate the THE UNAPPRECIATED SYSVARMONITOR?
In the 1st Dialog Box, a list of Setvars is loaded “out-of-the-box” – at the top – the notification system is set to notify of any changes made to the loaded list of setvars
To the Right (Figure 1), a Reset Button will cause all setvars to be set to their original values.
And then, an Edit List… Button (Figure 2) to let you take full control of the Setvars List Using the 1st value allocated to the variable.
There are many reasons for changes of SYSVARs’ Values as different routines, lisp programs and usage of different Applications. All those are instantly captured by the SYSVARMONITOR and offered to be RESET ALL option.
Many variables can be implemented using the system setting to free users of human error.
The UNAPPRECIATED SYSVARMONITOR is here since AutoCAD 2016
Yet, it’s predecessor was there for many years in the Express Tools framework. I like it very much when Autodesk really enhances something existing making it better and more accessible.Of course I like it when the Standard-de-facto notification methods takes place. A Blue question mark in both dialog boxes offer direct access to information about each and every variable. This makes it easier to understand the function of a specific variable and tell how to exactly implement it in the AutoCAD Environment.
SO, now you can get rid not only of Macros. You can avoid any Startup commands used just to set the System Variables of your Choice. Maybe most importantly, you ca make an easier environment for your CAD USERS.
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