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Looping Mapkey?

Granite

Looping Mapkey?

Is it possible to create a looping Mapkey? 

I want to run a mapkey in each item in the model tree until I tell it to quit.

Thanks

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Re: Looping Mapkey?

Not solely with Creo mapkeys, but you could have a mapkey that imported another mapkey which was generated from some external scripting. The imported mapkey could import another mapkey and so one and so forth until some input to your external script made it stop including an import in the newly generated mapkey.

Re: Looping Mapkey?

For Fun Task

 

Create a Folder, change to that folder, and do some edit's. Get the 2 components testa.prt and testc.prt and your config files.

 

I thing recursive loading a mapkey is not possible, but two new ribbon buttons execute a mapkey will do this for me.

 

The button 'a' will call select button 'c' at the end, and vice versa.

 

Toolbar must be replaced by your own name, this was my test only

 

qaToolbar_QAT281052696 = qaToolbar_YourName and check the name

 

 

 

The mapkey sta will select the button 1 and run the mapkey ta

The mapkey stc will select the button 2 and run the mapkey tc

 

The mapkey alc will import the config testa.pro

The mapkey clc will import the config testc.pro

 

The mapkey alf will open the file testa.prt

The mapkey clf will  open the file testc.prt

 

The mapkey ta will call Quit Window;Load Model A;Load Config A;Pick the Button C

The mapkey tc will call Quit Window;Load Model C;Load Config C;Pick the Button A

 

Important

During the loop you can write/update your tesa.pro or testc.pro from another program. Than you can load and do whatever you want. It will run until a stack overflow. This is your loop. You can control this by doing an action where you see it is starting or ending, I would do a model info at the beginning, then you know it's running if you see the file.

 

The mapkey qw will quit/close the window

 

Note: If you don't modify aour action you have to kill Creo Smiley Happy

 

File testa.pro

mapkey qw ~ Command `ProCmdWinCloseGroup`;

mapkey alf ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;~ Command `ProCmdModelOpen` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Trail `UI Desktop` `UI Desktop` `DLG_PREVIEW_POST` `file_open`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Trail `UI Desktop` `UI Desktop` `PREVIEW_POPUP_TIMER` \
mapkey(continued) `file_open:Ph_list.Filelist:<NULL>`;~ Input `file_open` `Inputname` ``;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Update `file_open` `Inputname` `testa.prt`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `file_open` `Inputname`;

mapkey alc ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;~ Command `ProCmdRibbonOptionsDlg` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `ribbon_options_dialog` `PageSwitcherPageList` 1 `ConfigLayout`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `ribbon_options_dialog` `ConfigLayout.ImportExportBtn`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Close `ribbon_options_dialog` `ConfigLayout.ImportExportBtn`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `ribbon_options_dialog` `ConfigLayout.Open`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Trail `UI Desktop` `UI Desktop` `DLG_PREVIEW_POST` `file_open`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `file_open` `Ph_list.Filelist` 1 `testa.pro`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `file_open` `Ph_list.Filelist` 1 `testa.pro`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `ribbon_options_dialog` `OkPshBtn`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ FocusIn `UITools Msg Dialog Future` `no`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `UITools Msg Dialog Future` `no`;

mapkey ta  %qw;%alf;%alc;%stc


mapkey sta ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `qaToolbar_QAT281052696:ta`;

 

File testc.pro
mapkey qw ~ Command `ProCmdWinCloseGroup`; mapkey clf ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;~ Command `ProCmdModelOpen` ;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Trail `UI Desktop` `UI Desktop` `DLG_PREVIEW_POST` `file_open`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Trail `UI Desktop` `UI Desktop` `PREVIEW_POPUP_TIMER` \ mapkey(continued) `file_open:Ph_list.Filelist:<NULL>`;~ Input `file_open` `Inputname` ``;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Update `file_open` `Inputname` `testc.prt`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `file_open` `Inputname`; mapkey clc ~ Select `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Close `main_dlg_cur` `appl_casc`;~ Command `ProCmdRibbonOptionsDlg` ;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Select `ribbon_options_dialog` `PageSwitcherPageList` 1 `ConfigLayout`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Select `ribbon_options_dialog` `ConfigLayout.ImportExportBtn`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Close `ribbon_options_dialog` `ConfigLayout.ImportExportBtn`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `ribbon_options_dialog` `ConfigLayout.Open`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Trail `UI Desktop` `UI Desktop` `DLG_PREVIEW_POST` `file_open`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Select `file_open` `Ph_list.Filelist` 1 `testc.pro`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `file_open` `Ph_list.Filelist` 1 `testc.pro`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `ribbon_options_dialog` `OkPshBtn`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ FocusIn `UITools Msg Dialog Future` `no`;\ mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `UITools Msg Dialog Future` `no`; mapkey tc %qw;%clf;%clc;%sta mapkey stc ~ Activate `main_dlg_cur` `qaToolbar_QAT281052696:tc`;

Have Fun!!!

 

You can do this kind of mapkey loops in a blink of a second in Tcl Smiley Very Happy