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Secret Keyboard Commands

While most of our tools are now available on our ribbons, we've kept some of them as keyboard-only commands. These "secret tools" carry out a variety of helpful automated processes – from repairing problematic callouts to configuring all the layers in your drawing.

 

The Commands

Several of these "secret" keyboard commands are available as ribbon buttons in F/X CAD, our Autodesk authorized CAD engine for Land F/X users.

CONVERTALLTEXT

Converts all text in the drawing to multi-line text (MText).

 

DELREGAPPS

Deletes all Registered Applications (RegApps) from your drawing – an important component of the drawing cleanup process.

 

FX_DEVELOPMENTSCHEDULE

Run the legacy version of the Site Development (Concept Graphics) schedule. We updated this feature to the current vertical format in 2018 for various improvement reasons, including the ability to allow photos in the schedule. Use this command if you need to match the old format while editing an old drawing.

 

FX_MASKSIZE

Set all multileader (MLeader) background mask offset factors.

 

FX_OLDSPOTELEVATION

Use our old Spot Elevation tool for cases where you need to match the old style. Going forward, however, we highly recommend using our newer Spot Elevation tool from the ribbon.

 

FX_SPOTELEVATIONZALIGN

Assign a Z Elevation to a Spot Elevation callout to coordinate with Civil 3D, a surveyor, or with a 3D modeling program such as SketchUp, Rhino, or Revit. More information

 

GOBYLAYER

Converts all objects to the Color ByLayer setting – including blocks, or blocks within blocks). Color ByLayer is our recommended layer setting for CAD drawings.

 

LANDFX

Opens the Welcome screen with our latest training links.

 

LANDFXANNO

Turn on and off the ability to place Land F/X scaled objects as annotative objects instead. This tool is typically used to turn it OFF. See our documentation on annotative scaling.

 

LANDFXCLASSIC, LANDFXRIBBON

Toggles between Classic Mode (LANDFXCLASSIC) and the Land F/X and ACAD ribbons (LANDFXRIBBON).

 

LANDFXDIALOGRESET

This command resets the locations of all Land F/X dialog boxes. It can come in handy if you work in different monitors, if you are unable to locate a dialog box, or if one of our tools seems to freeze – for example, if you try to size the mainline in an irrigation design and your drawing seems to freeze. All open Land F/X dialog boxes will be located and returned to the front of your view on the monitor where you're using AutoCAD. 

 

NEWFLOWZONE

Fires the New Flow Zones command. Allows you to assign a shortcut key to use the tool rather than having to size the mainline to access the tool.

 

PRG (Instant Purge)

Automates the three-step AutoCAD PURGE command, which purges objects from your drawing.

 

REAL (Reload All Linetypes)

This command reloads all linetypes to correct scaling issues.

 

TEXT2ATTRIB (Text to Attribute)

Converts text within a callout block to an attribute – a piece of dynamic text that allows "smart" blocks, such as plant labels and irrigation callouts, to take on different values when inserted into a drawing.

Formerly Secret Commands Now Available Within Land F/X Ribbons

Below are some commands that used to be "secret" but that we've since built into the Land F/X ribbons:

 

DELETEFONT (F/X Site ribbon)

If you are no longer using one of your Text Styles, use this command to delete it from the list.

 

DELETEHATCH (F/X Site ribbon)

Deletes a hatch that was placed incorrectly or is no longer needed.

 

FX_LAYERCOLOR (F/X Admin ribbon)

Select an object and change the color of its assigned layer in the Layer Properties Manager of the active drawing. Works on linework inside blocks and Xrefs.

More information on FX_LAYERCOLOR

 

FX_RECALCZONES (F/X Irrigation ribbon)

Fires the Recalculate Zones command without the need to open the Circuiting tool. Allows for quicker recalculation to circuit zones when making modifications.

More information on FX_RECALCZONES

 

 

FXPLODE (F/X Admin ribbon)

Convert a Concept Line back to a polyline to edit its layout before turning back into a Concept Line.

More information on FXPLODE

 

IMPORTCSV (F/X Admin ribbon)

If you have a CSV file of coordinates, this command will place a block such as a tree or Northing-Easting Point at each location.

 

POLYDIVIDE (F/X Admin ribbon)

Divide a closed polyline into separate closed sections.

More information about POLYDIVIDE

 

REDEFINEBLOCK (F/X Admin ribbon)

Use this command to repair callout blocks that are behaving strangely. Note: This command will only work on files within the folder LandFX/Blocks/Graphics/Callouts.

 

REMOVEXDAT (F/X Admin ribbon)

Removes data associated with a "smart" object, turning it into a generic object (for example, turns a groundcover or Reference Note hatch into a generic hatch with no data).

More information about REMOVEXDAT

 

REAT (F/X Site ribbon)

Update all Land F/X Text Styles in the current drawing to match the active Preference Set.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:36
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