2005-12-09

2006 System Variables O-W

Continuing from previous posts, (part 3 of 3)

From the help files... 2006 system variables beginning with the letters 'O' through 'W':


OSNAPZ
Controls whether object snaps are automatically projected onto a plane parallel to the XY plane of the current UCS at the current elevation.
0
Osnap uses the Z-value of the specified point
1
Osnap substitutes the Z-value of the specified point with the elevation (ELEV) set for the current UCS


PREVIEWEFFECT
Specifies the visual effect used for previewing selection of objects.
0
Dashed lines (the default display for selected objects)
1
Thickened lines
2
Dashed and thickened lines

PREVIEWFILTER
Excludes specified object types from selection previewing. The setting is stored as a bitcode using the sum of the following values:
0
Excludes nothing
1
Excludes objects on locked layers
2
Excludes objects in xrefs
4
Excludes tables
8
Excludes multiline text objects
16
Excludes hatch objects
32
Excludes objects in groups

QCSTATE
Determines whether the QuickCalc calculator is active or not.
0
Not active
1
Active

RECOVERYMODE
Controls whether drawing recovery information is recorded after a system failure.
0
Recovery information is not recorded, the Drawing Recovery window does not display automatically after a system failure, and any recovery information in the system registry is removed
1
Recovery information is recorded, but the Drawing Recovery window does not display automatically after a system failure
2
Recovery information is recorded, and the Drawing Recovery window displays automatically in the next session after a system failure

SELECTIONAREA
Controls the display of effects for selection areas. Selection areas are created by the Window, Crossing, WPolygon, and CPolygon options of
SELECT.
0
Off
1
On


SELECTIONAREAOPACITY
Controls the transparency of the selection area during window and crossing selection. The valid range is 0 to 100. The lower the setting, the more transparent the area. A value of 100 makes the area opaque. The
SELECTIONAREA system variable must be on.

SELECTIONPREVIEW
Controls the display of selection previewing. Objects are highlighted when the pickbox cursor rolls over them. This selection previewing indicates that the object would be selected if you clicked. The setting is stored as a bitcode using the sum of the following values:
0
Off
1
On when no commands are active
2
On when a command prompts for object selection

SHOWLAYERUSAGE
Displays icons in the Layer Properties Manager to indicate whether layers are in use. Setting this system variable to Off improves performance in the Layer Properties Manager.
0
Off
1
On

SSMPOLLTIME
Controls the time interval between automatic refreshes of the status data in a sheet set.
The SSMPOLLTIME timer sets the time in seconds between automatic refreshes of the status data of sheets in a sheet set. Valid values are 20-600. The
SSMSHEETSTATUS system variable must be set to 2 for the timer to operate.

SSMSHEETSTATUS
Controls how the status data in a sheet set is refreshed.
The status data for sheets in the current sheet set includes whether a sheet is locked and whether a sheet is missing (or found in an unexpected location). This status data can be updated automatically for all sheets.
To refresh the sheet set manually, use the Refresh Sheet Status button on the Sheet List tab of the Sheet Set Manager.
0
Do not automatically refresh the status data in a sheet set
1
Refresh the status data when the sheet set is loaded or updated
2
In addition, refresh the status data at a time interval set by
SSMPOLLTIME

TABLEINDICATOR
Controls the display of row numbers and column letters when the In-Place Text Editor is open for editing a table cell.
0
Off
1
On

TEMPOVERRIDES
Turns temporary override keys on and off. A temporary override key is a key that you can hold down to temporarily turn on or turn off one of the drawing aids that are set in the
Drafting Settings dialog box; for example, Ortho mode, object snaps, or Polar mode.
0
Off
1
On


TOOLTIPMERGE
Combines drafting tooltips into a single tooltip. The appearance of the merged tooltip is controlled by the settings in the
Tooltip Appearance dialog box.
0
Off
1
On


VTDURATION
Sets the duration of a smooth view transition, in milliseconds. The valid range is 0 to 5000. (initial value: 750)

VTENABLE
Controls when smooth view transitions are used. Smooth view transitions can be on or off for panning and zooming, for changes of view angle, or for scripts. The valid range is 0 to 7. (see help file for detailed table)

VTFPS
Sets the minimum speed of a smooth view transition, in frames per second. When a smooth view transition cannot maintain this speed, an instant transition is used. The valid range is 1.0 to 30.0. (initial value: 7.0)

WINDOWAREACOLOR
Controls the color of the transparent selection area during window selection. The valid range is 1 to 255.
SELECTIONAREA must be on.

WSCURRENT
Returns the current workspace name in the command line interface and sets a workspace to current.
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