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 floating command panel:
- BMBOMTEMPLATEEDIT opens BOM Manager panel
The following commands use a Command Context panel, which is a dockable panel. It appears at the same size and location that it did before it was closed or collapsed, and like any other dockable panel, the Command Context panel can be either floating, docked or stacked.
- BLOCKIFY (Find Collections option)
The content of a command panel depends on the active command. It can be categorized into three domains:
- Necessary steps, e.g.:
- Entity selection.
- (Base) point selection.
- Choosing alternatives.
- Settings, e.g.:
- On/off options.
- Default values.
- 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.