In some cases, some features and customizations of Plex-Earth 5D are not accessible directly from the ribbon but can be accessed using the command line of AutoCAD or BricsCAD.
In this tutorial, you will find some useful commands that will help you to use Plex-Earth 5D at its maximum potential.
Customization and Fixing commands
Below you can find commands that affect predefined options of Plex-Earth 5D and commands that fix common issues.
|PXV_RIBBON_FIX||Use this command to fix the ribbon of Plex-Earth 5D, in case it did not load correctly|
|PXV_VAR_AUTOSTART||Enables automatic start of Plex Earth 5D, on CAD load.|
|PXV_VAR_AUTOPALETTE||With this command, you select if you want the pallettes of Plex-Earth 5D (like the Imagery Manager) to open automatically, when you start the software, or not|
|PXV_CLEAR_PLOTS||Clears plot cache|
|PXV_GEO_CLEAR||Removes any applied georeference system from the drawing|
Below you can find commands related to the imagery features of Plex-Earth 5D.
|PXV_VAR_AUTORESTORE||Automatically restore Plex-Earth 5D imagery included in the drawing when it opens (predefined value YES)|
|PXV_IMAGERY_XREFUPDATE||Execute this command to load XREFed Plex-Earth 5D images included in the drawing. More info about this can be found here|
|PXV_VAR_ZOOM_DISPLAY||Display the quality of the images either with Zoom Level or cm/pixel (or in/pixel)|
|PXV_VAR_MOSAIC_OVERLAP||Change tiles overlap for the mosaic creation|
|PXV_VAR_MOSAIC_MAXFETCH||Increase the number of maximum tiles that can be downloaded per mosaic|
|PXV_VAR_NEARMAP_APIKEY||Set your Nearmap API key so you do not consume your credits when creating Nearmap mosaics. More info here|
Raster Imagery commands
Here you will find commands related to the raster file images you create or process with Plex-Earth 5D.
|PXV_OPTIONS_RASTERMERGE||Opens the Raster Images Options. There you can choose if you will keep the draw order for the images and if you will remove the original images or not|
|PXV_VAR_MAXIMGSIZE||Define how many pixels a merged raster image can have. If you reach the limit, the mega tiles are divided into more than one. This can create issues when draping or when printing to PDF.|
|PXV_VAR_USEDOCSAVEPATH||Raster images will be saved in the same location with your drawing if set to YES. Set to NO if you want to be asked each time where your raster file should be saved|
|PXV_VAR_JPEGQUAL||Defines the quality of the raster image (percentage)|
Below you can find commands related to the terrain feature of Plex-Earth 5D.
|PXV_OPTIONS_TERRAIN||Directly opens the Terrain Options|
|PXV_VAR_MESH_MAX||Defines the maximum number of allowed points at mesh objects (predefined value 100.000, keep in mind that values beyond that value, may cause issues using your CAD)|
|PXV_VAR_TERRAIN_POINTS_MAX||Defines the maximum number of allowed points per terrain grid (predefined value 1.000.000, keep in mind that values beyond that value, may cause issues using your CAD)|
|PXV_VAR_NUMFORMAT_ELEV||Define the format and the decimal points of the elevation and contour labels (predefined format + 0.00;-0.00;0.00)|
|PXV_VAR_NUMFORMAT_VOL||Define the format and the decimal points of the volume labels (predefined format + 0.00;-0.00;0.00)|
Below you can find commands related to contour creation.
|PXV_OPTIONS_CONTOURS||Directly opens the Contour Options|
|PXV_VAR_CONTMJR_COLOR||Specify the color of the major contours.|
|PXV_VAR_CONTMNR_COLOR||Specify the color of the minor contours.|
|PXV_VAR_CONT_MAXPERRANGE||Defines maximum contours per range (predefined value 50)|
|PXV_VAR_CONT_TYPE||Defines if the contour lines will be polylines or splines|
Import and Export to Google Earth commands
Here you will find commands related to import and export 2D and 3D objects to Google Earth.
|PXV_OPTIONS_EXPORTKML||Directly opens the Export to Google Earth Options|
|PXV_VAR_PASTE_ALLOW||Allow Paste operation for KML objects to CAD (predefined value Yes)|
|PXV_VAR_KMLIMPORT_AUTOZOOM||When enabled, it allows zoom into CAD to the imported KML/KMZ object after finishing the import (predefined value Yes)|
|PXV_VAR_KMLIMPORT_DATA_DESCR_MAXLEN||It defines the max length of the text description in imported KML/KMZ objects (predefined value 4000)|
|PXV_VAR_KMLIMPORT_FORCE_LABEL_COLOR||Force importer to set a Label color from other styles when the Label style configuration is missing (predefined value No)|
|PXV_VAR_KMLIMPORT_INCLUDE_DATA||Choose to include object data in KML import|
|PXV_VAR_KMLIMPORT_PM_ICONS||Choose if you want to import placemark icons|
|PXV_VAR_KMLIMPORT_PM_TEXT||Choose if you want to import placemark names as text objects|
|PXV_EXPORT_COLLADA||Exports selected items in CAD as a Collada model (.dae file format)|
|PXV_PREP3D||Prepare Mesh or 3D Faces, imported into CAD from SKP files, to export to Google Earth|
|PXV_PREP3D_MESH||Preparing Mesh, imported into CAD from SKP files, to export to Google Earth|
|PXV_PREP3D_FACES||Preparing 3D faces, imported into CAD from SKP files, to export to Google Earth|
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