List of Commands

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List of Commands

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Here is a full list of commands of ABViewer. Commands are entered into the command line. To open the command line, click the item Command line of the Lisp section on the Advanced tab.

Click the letter to pass to the corresponding section

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C

D

E

F

G

H

I

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

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2DWireframe

Turns the 2D Wireframe display mode on or off

3DFlatshading

Turns the 3D Flat shading display mode on or off.

3DHiddenlines

Turns the 3D Hidden lines mode on or off.

3DOrbit

Turns the 3D Orbit axis on or off to to rotate the drawing in the 3D coordinate system on/off

3DSmoothshading

Turns the Smoothshading mode on or off.

3DView

Turns the 3D Orbit axis on or off to to rotate the drawing in the 3D coordinate system on/off

3DWireframe

Turns the Wireframe mode on or off

A


About

Opens the information on the software.

Absolutescale

Changes size of the selected objects according to the set scale factor.

AddallFilesinFolder

Adds all the files of the specified folder to the favorites.

AddCurrent

Adds the current file to the favorites.

AddFiles

Adds the selected files to the favorites.

Align

Aligns the selected objects against other objects of the drawing according to two points.

Arc

Creates an arc using the start point, the endpoint and the height of the chord.

ArcsSplitted

Turns the mode of display of all the arcs, circles and ellipses as a sequence of short lines for a loaded CAD file on/off.

Area

Measures the area.

AttributeDefinition

Creates an attribute definition.

B


B/Wdrawing

Switches the black-and-white mode on/off.

BackgroundColor

Defines a custom background color.

Back

Opens the previous file in the Last files list.

BackView

Switches to the standard back view.

Batch

Converts a group of files.

BatchPrint

Prints a group of files.

Bevel

Creates a bevel between two segments.

BlackBackground

Switches the background color from the custom to the black one and vice verse.

Blockeditor

Edits the contents of the selected block.

BottomView

Switches to the standard bottom view.

Break

Breaks an element creating a gap between two points.

Breakatpoint

Breaks an entity at a certain point.

C


Calculator

Calls the calculator.

Cascade

Arranges the opened windows cascading.

Center

Turns the Center snap mode on/off

CheckUpdates

Checks if any updates are available.

Circle

Creates a circle.

Close

Closes the current file.

CloseAll

Closes all the opened files.

Closeblockeditor

Closes the mode Block Editor

Commandline

Closes the command line.

Comparefiles

Compares the contents of two files.

ConvertToPolyline

Converts the selected Circle, Arc, Ellipse, Leader and Wipeout objects to 2D Polyline. The ConvertToPolylineMode is used to change the conversion mode.

Copy

Copies the selected objects to the clipboard.

CopyasBMP

Copies the current drawing to the clipboard as BMP.

CopyasEMF

Copies the current drawing to the clipboard as EMF.

Copyfragment

Copies the area selected with the Fragment tool to the clipboard as BMP or EMF.

Copyfullfilename

Copies the path to the selected file in the Favorites panel.

Copyobject

Copies the selected objects and pastes them at a needed distance and in the necessary direction.

Copywithbasepoint

Copies the selected items with the base point to the clipboard.

Createblock

Calls the command Create block.

Customizequickaccesspanel

Enables customizing the quick access panel.

Customizeribbon

Enables customizing the ribbon.

Cut

Copies the selected objects to the clipboard and deletes them from the drawing.

D


Delete

Deletes the selected object, deletes the selected file from the Favorites list.

DeleteAll

Deletes all the files from the Favorites list.

DeleteFavorites

Deletes the selected file from the Favorites panel.

Dimension

Creates a parallel dimension.

DimensionStyles

Calls the Dimension Styles dialog box.

Distance

Measures the distance between two points.

E


Edge

Measures the length of the linear or curvilinear edge of the 3D model.

Editor

Activates the Editor mode.

Ellipse

Creates an ellipse.

Embedall

Embedding of all Xref files from the active layout to the current drawing.

Endpoint

Turns the Endpoint snap mode on/off.

Exit

Closes the program window.

Explode

Breaks connections between entities inside a complex object.

Explodeall

Breaks connections between entities of all complex and composite objects located in the current drawing layout.

Explodeallinserts

Breaks connections between entities of all composite objects (block references) located in the current drawing layout.

Explorer

Opens or closes the Explorer panel.

Extend

Prolongs an entity till it intersects with another one.

Extension

Turns the Extension tracking mode on/off.

Extensions

Opens the company website to download additional extensions.

 

F


FastEntitiesInput

Turns the mode of fast creating several entities of one type on/off.

Favorites

Opens or closes the Favorites panel.

FileInformation

Open the File Information dialog box.

Fillet

Creates an arc - a tangent to the two chosen segments.

FindNext

Passes to the next found text. The command is used after activating FindText.

FindPrevious

Passes to the previous found text. The command is used after activating FindText.

FindText

Searches for the text in the drawing with the given parameters.

FinezoominCtrlMouseWheelUp

Turns the fine zoom in mode on.

FinezoomoutCtrlMouseWheelDown

Turns the fine zoom out mode on.

FittoWindow

Fits the current drawing to the window.

FloatingLicenseRegistration

Calls the Floating License dialog box.

Forward

Opens the next file in the Last files list.

Fragment

Selects a rectangular area in the drawing for copying, printing and saving.

FrontView

Switches to the standard front view.

FullScreen

Activates the Full screen mode.

 

G


Grid

Turns the grid visibility on/off.

 

H


Hatch

Creates hatch or gradient fill.

Help

Calls ABViewer help.

HideRedline

Hides the redline file.

 

I


Image

Adds a raster image as an external link to the current drawing.

ImportPDF/EMF

Opens PDF, EMF and WMF files as vector file formats with ability for their further editing

InitialView

Returns to the initial position of the viewing camera, canceling the fulfilled rotation.

Insertion

Turns the Insertion snap mode on/off.

Intersection

Turns the Intersection snap mode on/off.

 

L


Layers

Opens the Layers dialog box for managing the list of layers and their properties.

Leader

Creates a leader.

LeftView

Switches to the standard left view.

Line

Creates a line.

Linetypes

Calls the Linetypes window.

Lineweight

Switches the mode of displaying lines according to their lineweight on/off.

LispDebugger

Calls the LISP debugger dialog window.

LoadRedline

Loads an earlier created redline file, The command is available only in the Redline mode.

M


Manual

Opens the quick reference file on ABViewer.

MatchProperties

Copies the properties of a selected object and assigns them to another object or objects.

Measure

Shows or hides the Measure panel.

Measurements

Shows or hides all the dimensions in the drawing.

MeasureOptions

Opens the Options settings for the measuring tools (see also Options)

Merge

Adds a vector file as an external link into the current drawing

Midpoint

Turns the Midpoint snap mode on/off.

MinimizeAll

Minimizes all opened files to their title and places them to the bottom left corner of the program window.

Mirror

Moves a selected entity or entities in a mirror reflection relative to a given axis.

Move

Moves a selected entity or entities at a given distance in a specified direction.

MovePicture

Offsets the drawing view in the program workspace at the stated distance in X- and Y-diraction in pixels.

MultilineText

Creates multiline text.

MultipagePrinting

Calls the command that enables printing a file on several sheets.

N


Nearest

Turns the Nearest snap mode on/off.

NEIsometric

Activates the standard NE Isometric view.

New

Creates a new file.

Newredline

Creates a new redline file. The command is available only in Redline mode.

NextFileinDirectory

Opens the next file in the current directory.

NextPage

Opens the next page of a multipage drawing.

Normal

Turns the Normal snap mode on/off.

Normalzoomin

Turns the normal zoom in mode on.

Normalzoomout

Turn the normal zoom out mode out.

NWIsometric

Activates the standard NW Isometric view.

O


OLE

Creates an OLE object.

Objecttrim

Deletion of object segments with the help of the specified contours. Segments for deletion are selected with the left mouse button.

Open

Opens a file.

Options

Calls the Options dialog box.

Ortho

Turns the Ortho mode on/off.

Orthogonal

Turns the orthogonal camera style on.

P


PagetoCAD

Converts current layout of the file to vector DWG or DXF

Pan

Moves the drawing within the working area with the help of the left mouse button.

Parallel

Turns the Parallel tracking mode on/off.

Paste

Pastes the contents of the clipboard to the drawing.

Pasteasblock

Pastes the earlier copied objects as a block.

PasteBlock

Pastes a block to the current drawing.

PDFtoDWG

Calls the Converting dialog box for conversion of PDF files into editable DWG or DXF files.

Pen

Draws a free form line.

Perspective

Turns the perspective camera style on.

Point

Creates a point.

Pointtrim

With one left mouse button click the side from the trimming contour against which all segments will be deleted is selected

PolarTracking

Turns the Polar tracking mode on/off

PolyEntityInput

Activates the Poly entity input mode.

Polyline

Creates 2D and 3D polylines

PolylineLength

Measures the length of a polyline.

PreviousFileinDirectory

Opens the previous file in the current directory.

PreviousPage

Opens the previous page of a multipage drawing.

Print

Prints the file with the help of the standard Print dialog box.

PrintPreview

Prints the file with the help of the Print preview dialog box.

PrintSetup

Opens the Print Setup dialog box.

PrintViewArea

Prints the area that is displayed in the window.

Properties

Shows or hides the Properties dialog box.

Purge

Enables deleting the unused ion the drawing objects.

 

Q


Quadrant

Turns the Quadrant snap mode on/off.

Quickselect

Selects several objects in the drawing according to the chosen filter conditions.

R


Rectangle

Creates a rectangle.

RectZooming

Selects a rectangular area on the drawing and enlarges it to fit to window.

Redline

Switches to the Redline mode.

Redo

Redoes the last undone operation.

Refresh

Refreshes the object tree in the Explorer panel.

Registration

Calls the Registration Dialog.

Relativescale

Scales selected objects according to a new value of length of the set base segment.

Reloadfile

Reopens the current file.

ReportonAttributes

Exports the values of the attributes to an external XLS, RTF or DXF file.

Ribbon

Turns the ribbon on or off.

RightView

Switches to the standard right view.

Rotate

Rotates the selected entity or entities.

RotatebyAngle

Rotates the selected entity or entities by a certain angle along the axes X, Y, Z

RotateClockwise

Rotates of the loaded image clockwise by 90 degrees along the axis Z

RotateCounterclockwise

Rotates of the loaded image counterclockwise by 90 degrees along the axis Z

RunAutoCAD

Opens the current DXF or DWG drawing in third party CAD software if it is installed on the computer.

 

S


Save

Saves the current file.

SaveAs

Enables saving the current file in a different directory, a different format or with a different name.

SaveRedline

Saves a redline file. The command is available only in Redline mode.

SaveRedlineAs

Saving of the markups file under another name, into another catalogue or format. The command is available only from the mode Redline.

Scale

Changes the size of the selected entity according to the specified scale factor.

SEIsometric

Activates the standard SE Isometric view.

Select

Selects objects that are completely or partially included in to the selection rectangle that is specified by two coordinates via the command line

Selectall

Selects all the displayed objects in the drawing.

SelectByScreenPoint

Selects the object located at the specified coordinates.

Sendasattachment

Enables sending the current file as DXF per e-mail

SendasPDF

Enables sending the current file as PDF per e-mail

SendtoBatch

Adds all the files of the Favorites list to the batch conversion list.

SendtoBatchPrint

Adds all the files of the Favorites list to the batch print list.

SetCurrentWindowsDrawingSize

Sets width and length of the current drawing window in screen pixels.

SetGeoCoordinates

Enables georeferencing a drawing.

ShowforModel

Shows the plott settings for the Model.

Showplotsettings

Displays plot settings.

Showpoint

Searches for the point in the drawing with the given coordinates and displays it in the center of the view area.

Showprintarea

Shows the print area.

ShowScrollbar

Turns on/off the scroll bars in the right and bottom part of the workspace

Showwindow

Show the window, specified by the user for print.

SingleLineText

Creates single line text.

Snap

Turns object snap on/off.

Spline

Creates a spline.

Structure

Displays the structure of the current file.

SWIsometric

Activates the standard SW Isometric view.

Switchtomodel

Switches to the model layout.

 

T


Table

Creates a table entity.

Tangent

Turns the Tangent snap mode on/off.

Text

Creates multiline text

TextsShow

Shows or hides texts in the drawing.

TextStyles

Calls the Text Styles dialog box.

Thumbnails

Opens the Thumbnails subprogram.

TileHorizontally

Tiles the opened drawing windows window by window fitting them to the workspace

TileVertically

Tiles the opened drawing windows next to each other.

ToolbarConf

Controls visibility of the toolbars and ribbon menu tabs.

TopView

Activates the standard top view.

Tothebackground

Brings the selected object(s) to the foreground.

Totheforeground

Sends the selected object(s) to the background.

Tracking

Turns the Tracking mode on/off.

Triangulationquality

Sets 3D model display quality. If triangulation is maximal, the 3D model is displayed smoother.

Trim

Deletes the specified segment outside or inside the selected outline.

Trimraster

Cuts off the white borders around raster images

 

U


Undo

Cancels the previous operation.

UnionEdges

Checks whether the outline is closed. If the outline is not closed, an interconnecting line is drawn automatically if the break between the outline edges does not exceed the precision value set by the UnionEdgesPrecision command.

UnionEdgesPrecision

Sets the maximal distance at which the nearest outline points for creating an interconnecting line with the UnionEdges command can be located.

Unite

Unites coaxial entities.

V


Viewer

Switches to the Viewer mode.

Viewport

Adds a viewport to a layout.

W


Wipeout

Creates invisible areas in the drawing.

X


XMLIDE

Calls XML.exe, a demo application

Z


ZoomAtPoint

Increases or decreases the scale of the current file display area relative to the top left corner of the main screen.

ZoomIn

Enlarges the current scale according to the selected scale mode.

ZoomOut

Reduces the current scale according to the selected scale mode.

ZoomUndo

Turns the image to the previous zoom size.

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