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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Bricscad V12 System Variables

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 29 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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Ralph Grabowski recently commented on the new system variables that arrived with the release of Bricscad V12 for Linux. It's not just the Linux version getting this treatment. If you run the SETVAR command on the Windows version, and list all the variables, you will see some additions towards the end appearing as a second alphabetised list.

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Bricscad Drawing Explorer

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 28 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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Bricscad's Drawing Explorer enables you to do more than just view and manipulate the table objects on your current drawing. If you have multiple drawings open, you can use the Drawing Explorer to quickly copy and paste table data from one drawing to another. You can also use this feature to quickly update (re-define) objects too.

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Entering your Bricscad license key - Windows 7/Vista

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 16 December 2011 | 0 Comments

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A lot of users Windows 7/Vista users (and now Windows 8) contact us with issues entering their Bricscad License key. This isn't Bricscad! It is the User Account Control (UAC) introduced with Windows Vista. UAC results in some operations requiring Administrator rights before it is actioned, such as installing applications and entering your Bricscad License key.

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Utilities

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 27 November 2011 | 0 Comments

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This is a list of some applications that you may find useful to use in conjunction with CAD. Note this is given as an example of what is available out there. You of course need to make your own decision on there suitability to your needs.

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CAD Symbols / Blocks

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 26 November 2011 | 0 Comments

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We often get asked where to look for Blocks (symbols) to use in Bricscad. There are thousands of symbol libraries available on the internet, some are free, others aren’t. examples are:

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Bricscad Help

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 26 November 2011 | 0 Comments

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There is a growing amount of information out there providing support for Bricscad, a few of which are listed below. Need more hands on help? Take a look at our Training options, or contact us for tailored support package.

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Enjoy the Freedom of GIS

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 9 October 2011 | 0 Comments

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The preliminary and proposal stages of projects can present a number of challenges to those involved. The amount of information available is often scant, and unverifiable in terms of accuracy. It is also not unusual for the Client to have little or no existing information in the site in question. Yet somehow you need to present to the Client a coherent and clear plan on how they could best proceed to meet their requirements. This situation is exacerbated further when the site in question is remote, or difficult to access. It is here that the access to GIS data is real advantage, even more so when a large amount of this information can now be found for FREE.

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