ACTBASEPOINT Command

ACTBASEPOINT Command

Inserts a base point or base point prompt in an action macro. 

As you record an action macro, you can use this command to insert a prompt for base point input. During playback, the macro pauses to display the prompt and does not continue until a point is specified. 

Subsequent actions in a macro are located relative to each basepoint. The base point can serve as a pause for user input or can be converted to an absolute coordinate location. 

In the Action Tree window, the base point pause is represented by the following icon: 

You can change the listed base point value to an absolute value by right-clicking the icon and clearing the Pause for User Input checkmark. You can also insert a new base by point right-clicking an action macro or the command node in the Action tree. 
When you play back the action macro (with a base point inserted) in a version older than AutoCAD 2010, an error message is displayed and the action macro is removed from the location of available action macros. 
The following prompt is displayed: 
Base Point
Specify a point to serve as a base point during the action macro playback. 

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