Many tools in Terrasolid TerraMatch can be started by entering a key-in command in the MicroStation Key-in line. The Browse Key-in option of the Key-in line can be used to find out the syntax of a key-in command. To bring up the key-in dialog press enter in an active MicroStation view window.
If you select TMatch in the list at the lower right corner of the Browse Key-in dialog, the selection of commands is limited to TerraMatch commands only. There are four list fields that show available commands. Select the first word of a command in the left list. This adds the word to the command line and displays matching second words in the second-left list field. Select the second word of a command. This adds the word to the command line and displays any matching third words in the next list field. Continue until a command is complete.
If you know approximately, how a command looks like, you may start typing the command in the Key-in line. The software automatically completes words of the command, so you just type the first letter(s) and then, confirm the suggested word with <Space>.
Press <Enter> in order to execute a key-in command. This starts the corresponding tool or performs another action called by the command.
Key-in commands are handy because you can assign them to function keys in MicroStation. This can speed up some manual tasks significantly as you can call tools by pressing a key instead of mouse clicks. Especially tools with optional parameters in their key-in commands are well suited for speeding up manual work with function keys.
This lists key-in commands and their optional parameters that you may consider assigning to function keys
Match Add Elevation Point
Match Add Elevation Point key-in command for starting elevation point placement.
match add elevation point
Corresponding menu command: Add Elevation point
Match Add Known Point
Match Add Known Point key-in command for starting elevation point placement.
match add known point
Corresponding menu command: Add Known point
Match Add XY Point
Match Add XY Point key-in command for starting XY point placement.
match add xy point
Corresponding menu command: Add XY point
Match Action key-in command starts action with name xxxxx. Actions are linked to dialog push button iteams or dialog pulldown menus. Action can be started only when dialog is open. This is used with the scripting interface.
Match Action xxxxx
Match Action HideDialog
Match Action HideDialog key-in command instructs the application to keep the next modal dialog hidden and close it with OK. This is used with the scripting interface.
Match Action HideDialog
Match Log Dialogs
Match Log Dialogs key-in command begins the process of creating and writing a log file with action and variable names. User will utilize the tool and select the desired settings. When the tool is closed, this action will write variable names and selected values to the designated logfile location – xxxxx. This is used with the scripting interface.
Match Log Dialogs xxxxx
Match Set key-in command assigns value xxxx to variable with name nnnn. If there is no matching variable in an open dialog, the application stores this assignment in a buffer. When the next dialog is created, the application will apply assignments in the buffer and clear the buffer. This is used with the scripting interface.
Match Set nnnn=xxxx
Additional Key-in Commands:
add ground line
add ground point
add known line
add section line
combine rotation angles
define coordinate setup
define tie lines
find range correction
find tie line fluctuation
find tie line match
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