Toggle Background Colour (TBC)

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 26 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Toggle Background Colour. Toggles the background colour between black and white. Note this routine will only work in Bricscad. Updated to work with AutoCAD and Bricscad. The original version is still included, as the newer version may not work for Linux Bricscad users.

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Creating a New User Profile

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 18 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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There will be times when Bricscad may act strangely, or you have changed a setting that stops Bricscad from working. In these situations, creating a new user profile can be useful to reset your user settings to their defaults.

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VLE LISP Function Summary

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 10 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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The release of Bricscad V12.2 has brought with it a raft of new VLE lisp functions, and the promise of much more to come. Info on these new functions, and their use is a little thin on the ground at the moment, so I have prepared a summary based on information kindly provided by the developer.

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Bricscad Profile Importer

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Companies with multiple users often use profiles to assist in configuring Bricscads many options. This  batch file will automatically import a profile on a users machine, and set it to be current. Note you can use the same technique with AutoCAD, or modify to provide AutoCAD LT users a way of having different profiles.

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Bricscad Silent Installation on Multiple Machines

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Example batch files to silently Install & Remove Bricscad on multiple machines based on the provided response file.

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Bricscad V12.1.22 - Image Performance

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 15 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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I thought Rakesh Rao's post on the new image handling capabilities of Bricscad worthy of a test to see whether the claimed improvements actually stack up.

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Using eTransmit

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 14 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever received a drawing from someone, but on opening the drawing find that most of it is missing, because it uses xrefs? Or you want to print the drawing, but don't have the pen configuration file that they used? Do you send files to clients, only to have them call and say they need you to save the drawing to an earlier DWG version, because they can't open it?

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Aligning Images

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 12 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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I often have users talk to me about their frustration of working with images on their drawings. They complain of having to repeatedly use SCALE, ROTATE, and MOVE to position their image correctly relative to drawing objects, and also find that the image can get in the way during the process. There is an easier way! You can use ALIGN to manipulate your image into place in one go, and can split your modelspace into two using the VPORTS command. Working in combination they make positioning your image a breeze.

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Using Special Characters and Symbols with Text

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 9 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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It's fairly common when working with drawings to use special characters and symbols with text, such as º, ø ,±. The most common ones can be simply inserted from by picking on the symbol button in the MTEXT editor.

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Finding your Start In Folder using Lisp

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 6 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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Sometimes you may need to know what folder AutoCAD/Bricscad is running out of. This may not necessarily be the same folder as any drawings you have currently open. It is dependant on the "start-in" folder specified in the shortcut that you have used to launch the application.

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