Command panel

A command panel offers intermediate user interaction when executing a command. The advantage of a panel compared to a dialog box is that the content of the drawing remains visible, instead of being partially blocked.

The following commands use a command panel:

  • ARRANGE
  • BLOCKIFY (Find Collections option)
  • FITLINE
  • FITARC
  • OPTIMIZE
  • BIMIFY
  • BIMDIMENSION
  • BIMINVERTSPACES
  • BIMQUICKBUILDING
  • BMBOMTEMPLATEEDIT
  • NUMBER
  • POINTCLOUDPROJECTSECTION
  • POINTCLOUDFITPLANAR
  • POINTCLOUDDEVIATION
  • POINTCLOUDREGIONMANAGER
  • BIMTAG
  • FINDOUTLIERS

The content of a command panel depends on the active command. It can be categorized into three domains:

  1. Necessary steps, e.g.:
    • Entity selection.
    • (Base) point selection.
    • Naming.
    • Choosing alternatives.
  2. Settings, e.g.:
    • On/off options.
    • Default values.
    • Tolerances.
  3. Command progress, e.g.:
    • Number of handled elements vs. total number of elements to process.
    • Progress meter.

The command panel opens when the command starts and closes when the command ends.