I would like to automate some simple I/E- operations and thought that macro recording (actions) in this case should
suffice. But to my great surprise a lot of standard operations available from the menus are ignored by the recorder.
One for instance can open a dwg-file through an action and also run Select All but there seems no way to record
Object/Artboards/Fit to selected Artwork bounds. Is this observation correct so far or am I just doing something wrong here?
Apart from that I would need a way to "super-expand" selected items temporarily - so that appearances and groups are
flattened. The outcome should be exported to .dwg - then all flatten-operations should get rolled back.
Again I naively assumed that one could simple include some Undo's into an action - but I had to realize that already
"expand appearance"doesn't record. Is it correct that one can not do such by Macro but rather needed to script?
both Expand Appearance and Fit to Artboard bounds commands are recordable, you need to go to the Actions Panel Flyout Menu and pick "Insert Menu Item" first. Undo is also recordable.
Thank you Carlos!