The following are the miscellaneous global variables and constants that are used for a variety of purposes in COD scripts. Use is typically covered in the function reference they apply to.

Please take notice of the following notes…

(a) – Available only in 2018.3 and later versions of Autodesk Fabrication

eo_never2Unknown purpose / use
null0Number meaning no value. Same as zero
voidSpecial variable used when wanting to specify a default parameter
time_secs1Second Time Units
time_mins2Minute Time Units
time_hours3Hours Time Units
foroutput1File access mode for writing files
forinput2File access mode for reading files
istext4File access mode for text files
isunicode12File access mode for Unicode text files
utf820(a)File access mode for UTF8 Unicode text files
utf1612(a)File access mode for UTF16 Unicode text files
file_end-1Used by file.position to indicate file end
file_start0Used by file.position to indicate file start
lock_user1Used by item.dblock.can() to check access
lock_owner2Used by item.dblock.can() to check access
exec_default0Used by EXEC function for default execution
exec_wait1Used by EXEC function to wait for program to complete before continuing
exec_show_normal0Used by EXEC function for normal window
exec_show_min16Used by EXEC function for minimized window
exec_show_max32Used by EXEC function for maximized window
mappath_backup[path]Path to BACKUP folder
mappath_blocks[path]Path to BLOCKS folder
mappath_cnc[path]Path to CNC folder
mappath_database[path]Path to DATABASE folder
mappath_dxf[path]Path to DXF folder
mappath_filter[path]Path to FILTER folder
mappath_home[path]Path to MAP.ini folder
mappath_images[path]Path to IMAGES folder
mappath_install[path]Path to MAP.ini folder
mappath_items[path]Path to ITEMS folder
mappath_parts[path]Path to PARTS folder
mappath_project[path]Path to PROJECT folder
mappath_remnants[path]Path to REMNANTS folder
mappath_reports[path]Path to REPORTS folder
mappath_scripts[path]Path to SCRIPTS folder