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    What's the most obscure least known command that you know, that works in 2008? No, I'm not writing a book... just wanting to pick up some new things to try. Iv'e learned alot just reading the threads let alone asking this question.

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    Default Re: What's the most obscure, least known command that you know and will share?

    Does it have to be 2008?
    For 2000 and up,
    Off the top of my head, I'd say the one that throws most people (who approach me needing help) is: "convertpstyles"
    For changing the drawing from color plotting (ctb) to named plot style tables (stb).
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    Hi Ted,
    No, I think alot of folks would be interested in commands for other releases. I like the 2008 ones because that's what I'm using.
    Your right too, that one throws me, I have never heard of it. Thats the kind of info I was hoping to get, the stuff you can't find in the books!

    Thank you

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    Default Re: What's the most obscure, least known command that you know and will share?

    SELECT got no mention at all in the manuals and Help for several releases.
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    Default Re: What's the most obscure, least known command that you know and will share?

    TRACE still works tho' its functionality has been included in Polylines ever since they became available.
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    Default Re: What's the most obscure, least known command that you know and will share?

    Oops ......

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    Thanks! I am getting all kinds new of commands to try out!

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    Default Re: What's the most obscure, least known command that you know and will share?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpseifert View Post
    Oops ......
    ^^ That still works?
    I thought of another one:
    MULTIPLE
    Type this (and hit enter) before a command, and it will repeat the command until you cancel out of it.
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    Default Re: What's the most obscure, least known command that you know and will share?

    Here's an old chestnut we like to throw out from time to time.
    At the command line type -array, pick the object(s), enter, now you are presented with Rectangular or Polar as options, but the old Circular option still works, type C, enter and watch the command line for further options with in that command.

    The change command is often over looked by many people. I like to use it to bring ortho lines perpendicular to another line, or maybe more importantly with lines slightly off ortho you can straighten them to be ortho. With ortho on, Change, pick lines, enter, now pick a point to extend or shorten the lines. If you pick lines too far apart you may get some unexpected results.

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