Global for Favorites Mode

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  James Murray 3 weeks, 6 days ago.

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  • #4634

    James Murray
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    Is there any way, like GLOB_VIEW_TYPE and GLOB_PREVIEW_MODE, to tell if an object is being shown as a favorite preview? Two reasons this would be useful: 1) Rotating an object to face the preview’s camera. 2) Smart labels often don’t look good when not associated to something.

  • #4636

    Barry Kelly
    Participant

    Yes it is GLOB_PREVIEW_MODE = 3

    Barry.

    Versions 6.5 to 22
    Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
    Dell Precision M6800 - i7 4700MQ @ 2.40GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro M6100 (2GB), Windows 7 64bit

  • #4638

    James Murray
    Participant

    Thank you Barry. That’s what I get for looking at the 21 version of the book.

  • #4645

    Barry Kelly
    Participant

    That’s what I get for looking at the 21 version of the book.

    I still use the book from version 6.5 – as it was the last physical book printed and I find it much more convenient than opening a PDF.
    Good job most of the basic stuff is still the same.
    I just keep forgetting to look at the new options though.

    Barry.

    Versions 6.5 to 22
    Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
    Dell Precision M6800 - i7 4700MQ @ 2.40GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro M6100 (2GB), Windows 7 64bit

  • #4682

    James Murray
    Participant

    Well I finally got around to implementing this. It works for 3D, and for 2D symbols, but it doesn’t seem to work for labels.

    This code:

    content_ = 'Text'
    IF GLOB_PREVIEW_MODE = 3 THEN content_ = 'Fave'
    
    TEXT2 0, 0, content_

    …works for a drawing symbol subtype object, but fails when you convert it to a label. (The favorite preview reads ‘Text’.)

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