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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.
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.
Companies with multiple users often use profiles to assist in configuring Bricscads many options. ThisÂ 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.