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Flow Problems

Hello

I am still trying to create a flow that will allow me to open a file, save it as with a new format, and do this for hundreds of files. The flow i am trying to create is on a program called CadKey 98. I created mouse actions for the mouse to hover over teh "open file" icon, and it seems to work fine. But I then sent a key with the command to open a file {LControlKey}({O}) and nothing happens.

 

Please help

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Why are you using the key shortcut if you have the mouse hoving on the 'open file' button? Just click.

Anonymous
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I have tried the click option, but the command is not executed and I do not get any errors from this step. At times I think that this problem may be related to how old the program is ( Cadkey 1998) 

@Anonymous, you might try automating using images since the program is so old.

Regards,

burque505

Try the following:

 

  1. Get details of UI element but choose location and size instead of the default own text.
  2. Convert text %AttributeValue['Left']% to number variable %Left%
  3. Convert text %AttributeValue['Top']% to number variable %Top%
  4. Convert text %AttributeValue['Width']% to number variable %Width%
  5. Convert text %AttributeValue['Height']% to number variable %Height%
  6. Send mouse click on coordinates X: %Left + Width / 2% and Y: %Top + Height / 2%

 

Anonymous
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I will send out an additional message with further details of what I am still having issues on.

Anonymous
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The image below shows the program environment I am working with.

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So far, I have been able to launch the program and make the cursor hover over to the file open icon and left click.

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  At this point, I would expect to see the following window open.

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Nothing happens after the left click is executed. I have seen some responses to my previous messages, but I feel this message explains the issue in greater detail. I am open to further suggestions at this point.

@Anonymous, you could try this approach, although since you're already using coordinates it might not work.

Capture the image to click on, should look more or less like this:

file-image-2.png

You can use this action to capture the image and have the flow send a click to it when it runs.

action.PNG

 

 

 

Anonymous
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So, I did as you suggested, but the left click action does not trigger the program to open the "open" window for some reason.

aatala22_3-1619011966952.png

 

I was afraid of that, since your flow using coordinates didn't work (and it seems like it should have). This is an interesting problem - I wish I had a copy of the program to experiment with, but I can't find it as abandonware anywhere.

Anonymous
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Unfortunately, the program has no more technical support and it seems to be on a phase out period. Mt original task was to open each of thousands of files and save them into a dxf format, and i did not want to have a person do this type of repetitive work.

 

Another way to approach this problem is by assigning the CRTl +O keys to open the "open" file window. I tried this approach by using the "send keys" action, but I did not get any response. I may have used the wrong syntax

@Anonymous, I have that part of your flow working with a Czech version (CAD 99) which seems almost identical. I haven't been able to change the interface, I don't speak Czech.

working.PNG

cad99.gif

 

Anonymous
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Is this the way your "send keys" look like?

 

aatala22_0-1619022924456.png

 

Once the Files dropdown appears, that key sequence doesn't work anymore. Here's what I did:

send_keys.PNG

 

Anonymous
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Does the program you open the dropdown by pressing the O. On mine, it requires to press control O

Anonymous
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I am not yet getting the dropdown open window to appear

That would be a problem - I haven't tried Ctrl-O yet, I just clicked on the image to get the dropdown to appear.

Anonymous
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I just wanted to clarify one point. This program allows you either point and left click to the Open icon, or you can press the Control O option. It just that I have tried moving the pointer over the Open icon, sent a left click key and there is no reaction to that command.

Just tried this, it worked (granted this is a different version, but back then there should have been no change that would affect this):

1) Open app

2) Use this action:

this_worked_without_image.PNG

Anonymous
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I am afraid I tried this before with no success.

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