Custom Actions

Custom actions can be used as shortcuts to run tasks that are regularly performed. Each action can be customised to emulate the effect of dropping a tree object onto the current GeoPlan Window, or dropping a workspace object onto the main window. Alternatively, a Ruby script can be associated with the action.

There are two types of custom action:

The actions are properties of the master database. Each master database may have up to 10 actions of each type defined.

Editing custom actions

Note: Shared custom actions can only be edited by users with permission to change database-wide settings.

To edit a custom action:

  1. Select Master database settings | User custom actions or Master database settings | Shared custom actions from the File menu. The Custom Actions dialog will be displayed.
  2. In this dialog:
    • Select the action to edit from the Custom action dropdown list.
    • Optionally enter an Action Title. This title will be displayed in the Actions Menu and in the tooltips for the Custom Actions Toolbar.
    • Optionally enter an Action Description. This description will be displayed in the Status Bar when hovering over the action menu items or toolbar buttons.
    • Select a database tree object to be applied to the GeoPlan when the custom action is run. Alternatively, browse for a Ruby script to be run when the custom action is selected.

The database objects that can be associated with a custom action are:

Applying custom actions

To run a custom action on the current network, either select the menu option for the action from the Actions Menu or click the toolbar button for the action on the Custom Actions Toolbar.

The operation carried out depends on the type of object associated with the action:

Custom Actions Dialog

User Permissions