Macros in CAD is Games Play

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 30 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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With each passing release of AutoCAD and Bricscad, we find that more and more key press sequences are being assigned by the application to provide shortcut keys to standard application features. While it is possible to create custom shortcuts using the CUI, it is becoming increasing difficult to do so without overriding a standard key sequence, or using more difficult key press sequences.

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Query Object (QO)

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 20 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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Query Object. Returns details on the selected objects in DXF code format. Useful in the development of lisp routines.

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Viewport Rotate (VPR)

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 20 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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Viewport Rotate. Allows you to rotate the view point of selected paper space viewports. Note in AutoCAD you can choose whether to rotate the view with the viewport.

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Bearing Distance (BD)

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 20 September 2011 | 0 Comments

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Bearing Distance. Places Bearing & Distance text on selected lines and polylines. If you use this routine inside a paper space viewport it will automatically work out the correct text height based on the viewports scale factor (Bricscad V12 currently doesn't support annotative text).

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Water Rocket

Posted by Jason Bourhill on 20 April 2011 | 0 Comments

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Stand by your recycling bins! Grab that old soft drink bottle, and man your bicycle pump! We have documented how you can make your own water rocket launcher. So what are you waiting for? Download the instructions and head for the garage/shed.

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