Using the Classic Interface: An Example
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This segment will serve as en example of how you would create a circle entity while navigating using the Classic interface. It will walk you through the necessary steps.

Before you begin, be certain that you are in Classic Interface Mode by enabling "Use Classic Mode Menus" under Tools>Options and then selecting Classic Menu from the View pull-down menu.

Example – Creating a Circle in Classic Mode

  1. Select the CREATE button from the Classic Function window. The next set of options appear.

  1. Select CIRCLE from the Function window. The next set of options appear. You can use these options to choose the method to use in creating the circle.

  1. Select CTR + RAD to create a circle by choosing a center point and typing in a radius. You are then prompted to enter the radius on the Conversation bar. (Notice too, that the ACCEPT button has appeared in the Function window.)

  2. Type in .5 for the radius.

  3. At this point, you can either click on the ACCEPT button in the Function window, or press the ENTER key to move on to the next level. The Position Menu appears in the Function window and the Conversation Bar.

  4. Choose CURSOR from either area to indicate that you wish to cursor select the location for the circle. You will be prompted to choose a location for the circle.

  5. Click anywhere in the drawing to place the circle. The Position Menu remains active in the Function window so that you can choose to place another circle. At this point you have the following options:

  6. Click to place another circle.

  7. Choose a new placement method by clicking on the appropriate Position Menu button.

  8. Press BACKUP to move one level back (in this case, to specify a new radius for the circle).

  9. Press ESCAPE to cancel the function and return to the first level of the Function window. The nested menu structure closely follows that of the standard Windows interface and you should be able to follow any of the instructions in the documentation using the Classic Menu interface.

Classic Menu Structure:

Assemblies and their associated functions are fully accessible from the Classic Menu system. Selecting Tools (#9) from the Classic Function window can access them.

The listed applications all appear in the Classic Menu even if you do not have all of the programs loaded (or installed on your system). If you select a function in a program that is not loaded, a dialog will appear indicating that the function is "not available."