The Begin Journaling command allows you to specify a Glyph
script (.glf) file to which your GUI commands will be echoed.
Note: Journaling your work to a script file is a great way
to become more familiar with Glyph and also to determine commands necessary to
perform certain tasks. However, when creating a complex script to perform large
scale operations, it is best to develop these types of scripts by hand for
efficiency and robustness.
Select Script, Begin Journaling. Specify the directory and
file name to which you wish to journal in the file browser that appears. After
specifying the file name, use the menu seen in (shown below) to select
initialization options to be included at the top of the journaled script
The Initialization frame in the Begin Journal panel provides
options by which you can send script startup information to your
The options within the Initialization frame influence what initial
steps your script will take with each execution.
||Clear all entities and reset all tolerances/defaults to their original
values. You would choose this initialization option to ensure that replaying
the script starts from nothing.
||Do not write any initialization commands.
Once finished journaling, the End Journaling command
(Script, End journaling) can be used to stop journaling and close the
You can also echo these GUI commands in the Messages window so that
you can see what is being written to your Glyph script file. Allow Journal type
messages to be output via the Edit, Preferences panel or the
right-click menu in the Messages window (Gui, Pointwise interface, Messages).