MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

Sending Key-ins to the Product Through a DDE Link

You can send key-ins to MicroStation PowerDraft through a DDE link. For example, you can create a macro in a spreadsheet to start a DDE "conversation" with and send key-ins to MicroStation PowerDraft.

MicroStation PowerDraft understands the following types of DDE requests:

  • INITIATE — Establishes a DDE link with MicroStation PowerDraft.
  • EXECUTE — Passes key-in(s) to MicroStation PowerDraft.
  • TERMINATE — Ends DDE conversation with MicroStation PowerDraft .

Applications that can make these DDE requests include Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Object Vision, Visual Basic, and Word Basic.