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Load a drawing silently
« on: January 25, 2007, 08:49:49 AM »
This is just fanciful thinking but from a programming point of view it would be nice to load a drawing silently and manipulate it like a normal drawing with basiccad or OLE except it doesn't have a screen display nor would the user know I loaded/opened up a second drawing.


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Re: Load a drawing silently
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007, 07:37:27 PM »
Hello Prl,

Yes.  Silent Open and Silent New Would be great. Never have to cleanup scratch work, just close the file.

   Silent Layer:  Would allow invisible and silent drawing to a layer in current drawing ( for scratch work )
   Get Layer:     Would return a free layer number  (for any purpose)
   Get Invisible Layer:  If no layers are free, find an invisble layer number to use for scratch work.

Even more fancifully
   layer(-1) :     Would specify a dedicated non persistent scratch layer for visible or invisible scratch work.