For those times when you really wish you had a “Black Box” for your (or someone else’s) modelling session. :)
Today’s tool is all about capturing information while working on your models. It has been around for years but many folks have never used (or even heard of) it.
In short, engaging LOGFILEMODE will retain all of the information displayed or entered into your Command line Window during your editing session. Now you may be thinking…. Why do I care about this?
Having access to this information can be helpful in many ways including… troubleshooting, evaluating commands used during a editing session, training purposes, reviewing coordinate entry, or even helping to serve as a black box by recording all command transactions on a particular model.
For me personally, it was helpful in tracking down why one of my end users was the ONLY person in the office having “issues” with almost every .DWG they touched. Turns out they weren’t doing anything wrong. They were just using a command (they learned in a training session) that no one else was and it was this command that was causing the problem.
(Because you are probably curious now… :) It was the LENGTHEN command. Back in the early 90’s, extending a Polyline via. the LENGTHEN command caused “issues”.)
Check out the video below to see how it works.