Patch 'footprint' view when using command line?

It would be nice if the patching ‘footprint’ (green highlight bar on universe channel view) would work when patching from the command line.

Unless there is some secret I’m unaware of I cannot patch multiple fixtures using the Fixture patch tool which DOES provide the pop-universe window with the green footprint highlight but if I go to the command line where I can patch multiple fixtures at once there is no green highlight of the channel space that would be utilized by the entered patch command.

This is very helpful if you have some fixtures in a high range and then you’re trying to patch into a lower channel range that is currently vacant.