Insert Multiply Parallel Lines (InsMul)
Type: Interactive/Batch Application
Inserts up to 10 parallel lines from an existing base line.
Inserts up to ten parallel lines with known XYZ offsets from an existing base line. The lines to be paralleled are defined and saved in a Parallel parameter file. Insert Multiple Parallel Lines offers the following modes:
When running in batch mode, layers that are turned off will not be used even if they have been specified. Insert Multiple Parallel lines is undoable.
The original line to be paralleled is called the base line. The new parallel lines are placed as passes from the parallel parameter file.
Workspaces to consider (WS= or WSTC=)
Defines the workspaces to consider when running in batch mode.
Layers containing base lines (Lay=)
Defines the layer(s) to search for existing base lines when running in batch mode.
Parallel parameter file (ParFil=)
Loads a previously defined parallel parameter file.
Runs application in batch mode using the current Workspace to consider, Layers to consider, and Parallel parameter file. This application will end after placing the parallel lines when using the Run command.
Use last saved line (DigLast)
Inserts parallel lines using the last save lines as the base line. This is useful when running Insert Parallel Lines from a Function Key’s OnEnd command. This application will end after placing the parallel lines when using the DIGLAST command.
Allows entry/edit of up to 10 parallel passes.
Specifies the name of each parallel pass (informational purposes only; does not modify image).
Turns individual passes on or off.
Layer for parallel line
Specifies the layer into which to place the line created by the current pass. An argument of -1 specifies that the new line should be placed in the same layer as the base line.
Graphic pointer of parallel line
Specifies the graphic pointer for the line placed by the current pass. An argument of -1 specifies that the new line should use the same graphic pointer as the base line.
Line offset distance Xy
Defines the distance in ground units from the base line to place the new parallel line. Positive numbers place the line to the right of the base line; negative numbers to the left.
Line offset delta Z
Defines in ground units the delta elevation to apply to each point on the parallel line.
Rev Line – Lock on
Allows a base line to be identified. After the base line identified is confirmed, the parallel lines are placed based on the current parameters. Insert Multiple Parallel Lines starts in Interactive Mode.
Reads baselines from user-defined layers. Workspaces to consider include the current workspace or all open workspaces.
Insert Multiple Parallel lines may be run unattended from a VrOne Function Key OnEnd command. Using this mode allows parallel lines to be placed after a line is saved. Following is and example of using an OnEnd command.
InsMul – Starts application
ParFil=c:\jobs\01-345\CurbGutter.mpp – Loads a previously defined parallel parameter file. The file postfix for a parallel parameter file is .mpp.
DigLast – Uses the last saved line as the base line. The application exits after the new parallel line(s) are placed.
Insert Multiple Parallel Lines can be run in batch mode from a macro. The following is an example of a macro that runs the application in batch mode:
Lay=1-19 23 25
After the new parallel lines are placed, Insert Multiple Parallel Lines ends.