Loading Script when starting QCad

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Loading Script when starting QCad

Post by Mschmidt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:41 pm

Is there any way to automatically load script into the IDE when you first start the program. I feel it's a pain to have to load every time.

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Post by andrew » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:25 pm

On startup, QCad launches function "main" of the script <your home directory>/.qcad/autostart.qs, e.g. "/home/andrew/.qcad/autostart.qs". If you're under Windows, you might have to try some different directories since the home directory depends on your Windows flavor.

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Post by Mschmidt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:39 pm

andrew wrote:On startup, QCad launches function "main" of the script <your home directory>/.qcad/autostart.qs, e.g. "/home/andrew/.qcad/autostart.qs". If you're under Windows, you might have to try some different directories since the home directory depends on your Windows flavor.
Hmmm...I should have mentioned that I'm running Mac OS X Leopard. This is an office computer, so I may not have too many admin. privileges. I have tried placing autostart.qs to different folders in the uncompressed Qcad folder (which comes from the download). Nothing seems to work.

It does however load when running from the IDE.

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Post by andrew » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:17 pm

For OS X that's /Users/yourlogin/.qcad/autostart.qs, where "yourlogin" is your login name.

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Post by Mschmidt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:41 pm

Oh yes...thank you. I'm new to Mac so please excuse me.

I only now learned how to view system folders.

Thank you for your help.

Love the Program.

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