Is there any way to clear CIW window (message/log window) from menus or with a SKILL command?
Not that I know of. You can always do something like this: printf("\n\n\n\n\n\n") to print multiple blank lines which will have the effect of clearing the CIW output pane. Can I ask why you want to do this? Or if you are asking about what goes into the CIW output pane, use the Options -> Log Filter to control what gets filtered.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Lawrence for your answer. I am simply intrested in clearing the CIW output pane once in a while because it is always filled with messages/warnings from previous actions and if a new series of warning/error messages are generated after doing a new action it takes time to figure out where the new series of messages start in the output pane. The ability to clear the output pane from previous messages would be an easier way to track what is printed in the output pane after a new action is performed.
It is strange that there is no function to clear the CIW output pane but using printf("\n\n\n") should be a useful workaround! Thanks.
I find that turning on everything in the Log Filter (CIW Options menu) helps a lot. As CAD, I have all log settings tuned on, but most of my users have a subset turned on. When I look at their CIW windows, I typically only see error and warning messages and find it difficult to know if they are related to a recent command. When the log filter at least shows the input (Accelerated Input in 6.1, or Input Menu Commands in 5.1.41), the the log filter is constantly scrolling every time you perform an action (zoom, scroll, select, etc). The Warnings and Errors are then associated with the command on the preceding line.
Just my 2 cents ...