I have not written for my blog for a long time. Most of my activity was focused on the AutoCAD for Mac Forum. But today I want to offer you a pretty useful AutoLISP routine from the AutoCAD for Windows Express Tools collection – TCOUNT.
I made an attempt to adapt this command to AutoCAD for Mac, and looks like I did it. At least in my home tests, it works on Mac the same way as on PC.
You can try it yourself: download it here:
Unzip, than APPLOAD command to load the routine and start using new TCOUNT command.
For those who are not familiar with all TCOUNT command options I post here an excerpt from online Help for this command:
TCOUNT (Express Tool)
Adds sequential numbering to text and mtext objects as a prefix, suffix, or replacement text.
Numbering is added to individual text objects and to each line of multiline (mtext) objects.
Select objects: Use an object selection method
Sort selection set by X, Y, or Select-order <current>: Enter an option or press Enter
|X||Determines numeric order by increasing x-coordinate values of the selected text.|
|Y||Determines numeric order by decreasing the y-coordinate value of the selected text.|
|Select-order||Determines numeric order according to the order in which the text was selected.|
Enter count [Start, increment] <current>: Enter the starting number and increment, separated by a comma, or press Enter
|Start||Specifies the first number in the sequence.|
|Increment||Specifies the difference between the numbers in the sequence.|
Placement of text- Overwrite/Prefix/Suffix/Find&replace../ <current>: Enter an option or press Enter
|Overwrite||Replaces selected text strings with numbers|
|Prefix||Adds the number as a prefix to text|
|Suffix||Adds the number as a suffix to text|
|Find&replace||Replaces a user specified text string with a number|
Starting number = 1, increment = 1 added as prefix:
Starting number = 20, increment = -10 added as suffix:
Starting number = 2, increment = 2, Overwrite:
I also would like to note that when I created this routine, I took advantage of the valuable information from Lee Mac Programming site.
I’m waiting for your feedback on the routine, and I’m ready to make corrections if they are needed.