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Jeff H

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{Challenge} System Variables
« on: February 25, 2011, 10:55:47 AM »
This is directed toward M. Farrell, but anyone who wants see how many they can do please try.

Out of curiousity, without looking up or having Autocad open,

off the top of your head how many system variables can you name that start with "D"



I am guessing you can do 30+

Maybe post answer in different thread.

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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 11:05:37 AM »
Awww... let them answer here if they chose.

This would be a BAD test for me or of me, whatever is the goal here.
I don't know anything for sure without looking it up. I had a teacher or two that emphasized learning where and how to look up and apply information was far more critical than memorization. 

And as stuff changes I like looking it up as needed; then my answers are as current as my source material.

My final answer is F1.   
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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 11:09:24 AM »
My answer is "D" then Shift Tab  :-P

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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 11:16:05 AM »
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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 11:26:59 AM »
My answer is "D" then Shift Tab  :-P

If you hold shift down then does it just cycle the system variables?


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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 10:35:02 AM »
Shift+Tab will call each command/setvar in reverse alphabetical order, Tab will go in alphabetical order.
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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 11:09:03 AM »
http://www.74mph.com/faq/FAQ00066.html

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D

DATE Stores the current date and time
DBMOD Indicates the drawing modification status using bit-code
DCTCUST Displays the path and file name of the current custom spelling dictionary
DCTMAIN Displays the file name of the current main spelling dictionary
DEFLPLSTYLE Specifies the default plot style for new layers
DEFPLSTYLE Specifies the default plot style for new objects
DELOBJ Controls whether objects used to create other objects are retained or deleted from the drawing database

DEMANDLOAD Specifies if and when AutoCAD demand loads a third-party application if a drawing contains custom objects created in that application
DIASTAT Stores the exit method of the most recently used dialog box
DIMADEC Controls the number of places of precision displayed for angular dimensions
DIMALT Controls the display of alternate units in dimensions
DIMALTD Controls the number of decimal places in alternate units
DIMALTF Controls the multiplier for alternate units

DIMALTRND Determines rounding of alternate units
DIMALTTD Sets the number of decimal places for the tolerance values in the alternate units of a dimension
DIMALTTZ Toggles suppression of zeros in tolerance values
DIMALTU Sets the units format for alternate units of all dimension style family members except angular
DIMALTZ Controls the suppression of zeros for alternate unit dimension values
DIMAPOST Specifies a text prefix or suffix (or both) to the alternate dimension measurement for all types of dimensions except angular

DIMASO Controls the associativity of dimension objects
DIMASZ Controls the size of dimension line and leader line arrowheads
DIMATFIT Determines how dimension text and arrows are arranged when space is not sufficient to place both within the extension lines
DIMAUNIT Sets the units format for angular dimensions
DIMAZIN Suppresses zeros for angular dimensions
DIMBLK Sets the arrowhead block displayed at the ends of dimension lines or leader lines

DIMBLK1 Sets the arrowhead for the first end of the dimension line when DIMSAH is on
DIMBLK2 Sets the arrowhead for the second end of the dimension line when DIMSAH is on
DIMCEN Controls drawing of circle or arc center marks and centerlines by DIMCENTER, DIMDIAMETER, and DIMRADIUS
DIMCLRD Assigns colors to dimension lines, arrowheads, and dimension leader lines
DIMCLRE Assigns colors to dimension extension lines

DIMCLRT Assigns colors to dimension text
DIMDEC Sets the number of decimal places displayed for the primary units of a dimension
DIMDLE Sets the distance the dimension line extends beyond the extension line when oblique strokes are drawn instead of arrowheads
DIMDLI Controls the spacing of dimension lines in baseline dimensions
DIMDSEP Specifies a single character decimal separator to use when creating dimensions whose unit format is decimal

DIMEXE Specifies how far to extend the extension line beyond the dimension line
DIMEXO Specifies how far extension lines are offset from origin points
DIMFIT Obsolete. Replaced by DIMATFIT and DIMTMOVE
DIMFRAC Sets the fraction format when DIMLUNIT is set to 4 or 5
DIMGAP Sets the distance around the dimension text when the dimension line breaks to accommodate dimension text
DIMJUST Controls the horizontal positioning of dimension text

DIMLDRBLK Specifies the arrow type for leaders
DIMLFAC Sets a scale factor for linear dimension measurements
DIMLIM Generates dimension limits as the default text
DIMLUNIT Sets units for all dimension types except Angular
DIMLWD Assigns lineweight to dimension lines
DIMLWE Assigns lineweight to extension lines
DIMPOST Specifies a text prefix or suffix (or both) to the dimension measurement

DIMRND Rounds all dimensioning distances to the specified value
DIMSAH Controls the display of dimension line arrowhead blocks
DIMSCALE Sets the overall scale factor applied to dimensioning variables that specify sizes, distances, or offsets
DIMSD1 Controls suppression of the first dimension line
DIMSD2 Controls suppression of the second dimension line
DIMSE1 Suppresses display of the first extension line
DIMSE2 Suppresses display of the second extension line

DIMSHO Controls redefinition of dimension objects while dragging
DIMSOXD Suppresses drawing of dimension lines outside the extension lines
DIMSTYLE Shows the current dimension style
DIMTAD Controls the vertical position of text in relation to the dimension line
DIMTDEC Sets the number of decimal places to display in tolerance values for the primary units in a dimension
DIMTFAC Sets a scale factor used to calculate the height of text for dimension fractions and tolerances

DIMTIH Controls the position of dimension text inside the extension lines for all dimension types except ordinate
DIMTIX Draws text between extension lines
DIMTM When DIMTOL or DIMLIM is on, sets the minimum (or lower) tolerance limit for dimension text
DIMTMOVE Sets dimension text movement rules
DIMTOFL Controls whether a dimension line is drawn between the extension lines even when the text is placed outside

DIMTOH Controls the position of dimension text outside the extension lines
DIMTOL Appends tolerances to dimension text
DIMTOLJ Sets the vertical justification for tolerance values relative to the nominal dimension text
DIMTP When DIMTOL or DIMLIM is on, sets the maximum (or upper) tolerance limit for dimension text
DIMTSZ Specifies the size of oblique strokes drawn instead of arrowheads for linear, radius, and diameter dimensioning

DIMTVP Controls the vertical position of dimension text above or below the dimension line
DIMTXSTY Specifies the text style of the dimension
DIMTXT Specifies the height of dimension text, unless the current text style has a fixed height
DIMTZIN Controls the suppression of zeros in tolerance values
DIMUNIT Obsolete. Replaced by DIMLUNIT and DIMFRAC
DIMUPT Controls options for user-positioned text
DIMZIN Controls the suppression of zeroes in the primary unit value

DISPSILH Controls display of silhouette curves of solid objects in Wireframe mode
DISTANCE Stores the distance computed by DIST
DONUTID Sets the default for the inside diameter of a donut
DONUTOD Sets the default for the outside diameter of a donut
DRAGMODE Controls the display of objects being dragged
DRAGP1 Sets the regen-drag input sampling rate
DRAGP2 Sets the fast-drag input sampling rate
DWGCHECK Determines whether a drawing was last edited by a product other than AutoCAD

DWGCODEPAGE Stores the same value as SYSCODEPAGE (for compatibility reasons)
DWGNAME Stores the drawing name as entered by the user
DWGPREFIX Stores the drive/directory prefix for the drawing
DWGTITLED Indicates whether the current drawing has been named
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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 02:26:22 PM »
Here is what I use for a SysVar reference - its for 2006, so hopefully not too much has changed... I just prefer the web-based format since its 'Ctrl+F friendly'.

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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 01:35:54 PM »
For a list of sysvars you should check out Hyperpics by Lee Ambrosius.

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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 04:52:34 PM »
alanjt - That list (link) is not current for release 2011, just saying.
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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 09:09:35 PM »
alanjt - That list (link) is not current for release 2011, just saying.
I know, but it's better than nothing, just saying.  :-P
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Re: {Challenge} System Variables
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 10:13:05 PM »
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Command:
SETVAR Enter variable name or [?]: ?

Enter variable(s) to list <*>: d*

Gave me 151 D's


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DATALINKNOTIFY    2
DATE              2455633.54786125                     (read only)
DBLCLKEDIT        ON
DBMOD             21                                   (read only)
DCTCUST           "C:\Users\kdub\appdata\roaming\autodesk\autocad2011\r18.1\en..."
DCTMAIN           "enu"
DEFAULTGIZMO      0
DEFAULTLIGHTING   1
DEFAULTLIGHTINGTYPE 1
DEFLPLSTYLE       "ByColor"                            (read only)
DEFPLSTYLE        "ByColor"                            (read only)
DELOBJ            3
DEMANDLOAD        3
DGNFRAME          0
DGNIMPORTMAX      10000000
DGNMAPPINGPATH    "C:\Users\kdub\appdata\roaming\autodesk\autocad2011\r18.1\en..." (read only)
DGNOSNAP          1
DIASTAT           1                                    (read only)
DIMADEC           0
DIMALT            OFF
DIMALTD           3
DIMALTF           0.0394
DIMALTRND         0.0000
DIMALTTD          3
DIMALTTZ          0
DIMALTU           2
DIMALTZ           0
DIMANNO           0                                    (read only)
DIMAPOST          ""
DIMARCSYM         0
DIMASO            ON
DIMASSOC          2
DIMASZ            2.5000
DIMATFIT          3
DIMAUNIT          0
DIMAZIN           0
DIMBLK            ""
DIMBLK1           ""
DIMBLK2           ""
DIMCEN            2.5000
DIMCLRD           0
DIMCLRE           0
DIMCLRT           0
DIMDEC            2
DIMDLE            0.0000
DIMDLI            3.7500
DIMDSEP           ","
DIMEXE            1.2500
DIMEXO            0.6250
DIMFIT            3
DIMFRAC           0
DIMFXL            1.0000
DIMFXLON          OFF
DIMGAP            0.6250
DIMJOGANG         90
DIMJUST           0
DIMLDRBLK         ""
DIMLFAC           1.0000
DIMLIM            OFF
DIMLTEX1          ""
DIMLTEX2          ""
DIMLTYPE          ""
DIMLUNIT          2
DIMLWD            -2
DIMLWE            -2
DIMPOST           ""
DIMRND            0.0000
DIMSAH            OFF
DIMSCALE          1.0000
DIMSD1            OFF
DIMSD2            OFF
DIMSE1            OFF
DIMSE2            OFF
DIMSHO            ON
DIMSOXD           OFF
DIMSTYLE          "ISO-25"                             (read only)
DIMTAD            1
DIMTDEC           2
DIMTFAC           1.0000
DIMTFILL          0
DIMTFILLCLR       0
DIMTIH            OFF
DIMTIX            OFF
DIMTM             0.0000
DIMTMOVE          0
DIMTOFL           ON
DIMTOH            OFF
DIMTOL            OFF
DIMTOLJ           0
DIMTP             0.0000
DIMTSZ            0.0000
DIMTVP            0.0000
DIMTXSTY          "Standard"
DIMTXT            2.5000
DIMTXTDIRECTION   OFF
DIMTZIN           8
DIMUNIT           2
DIMUPT            OFF
DIMZIN            8
DISPSILH          0
DISTANCE          223.6068                             (read only)
DIVMESHBOXHEIGHT  3
DIVMESHBOXLENGTH  3
DIVMESHBOXWIDTH   3
DIVMESHCONEAXIS   8
DIVMESHCONEBASE   3
DIVMESHCONEHEIGHT 3
DIVMESHCYLAXIS    8
DIVMESHCYLBASE    3
DIVMESHCYLHEIGHT  3
DIVMESHPYRBASE    3
DIVMESHPYRHEIGHT  3
DIVMESHPYRLENGTH  3
DIVMESHSPHEREAXIS 12
DIVMESHSPHEREHEIGHT 6
DIVMESHTORUSPATH  8
DIVMESHTORUSSECTION 8
DIVMESHWEDGEBASE  3
DIVMESHWEDGEHEIGHT 3
DIVMESHWEDGELENGTH 4
DIVMESHWEDGESLOPE 3
DIVMESHWEDGEWIDTH 3
DONUTID           10.0000
DONUTOD           20.0000
DRAGMODE          2
DRAGP1            0
DRAGP2            0
DRAGVS            ""
DRAWORDERCTL      3
DTEXTED           2
DWFFRAME          2
DWFOSNAP          1
DWGCHECK          1
DWGCODEPAGE       "ANSI_1252"                          (read only)
DWGNAME           "Drawing1.dwg"                       (read only)
DWGPREFIX         "C:\Users\kdub\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CAD\Duck..." (read only)
DWGTITLED         0                                    (read only)
DXEVAL            12
DYNCONSTRAINTMODE 1
DYNDIGRIP         31
DYNDIVIS          1
DYNMODE           -3
DYNPICOORDS       0
DYNPIFORMAT       0
DYNPIVIS          1
DYNPROMPT         1
DYNTOOLTIPS       1
DEFAULTINDEX      0
DIGITIZER         0                                    (read only)
DIMCONSTRAINTICON 3
DYNCONSTRAINTDISPLAY 1
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