A Comment Re Printing in V18
The price one pays for being Dumb – and not reading the release notes for a new version
I was screaming - HELP
Quite frankly this was driving me absolutely nuts -
I just want it to work – time is precious and I can not afford to be spending massive amounts of time trying to understand why I can not PRINT or bring up the relative screens – it works fine in my Windows version
I just want to print a drawing – surely not an unreasonable request.
I am not a tech geek and am very cautious about playing with things I don’t understand.
Anyway – after much Googling and reading vast amounts of incomprehensible data I was totally confused and frustrated.
Commands and files I don’t understand, Bricscad dropping out, vague messages - What exactly is a PC3 file, what is PMP and what do they do ? – I don’t care – I just want to PRINT - everything is defaulting to pdf files ??????? Why ???
What is happening and how do I fix it ??
For reference – I still have V16 of Bricscad on my computer – When I open a drawing in V16 and go to the “Print” command – it works fine – Allows me to select my office printer – All Good.
Maybe I should just keep using V16
And then …….more by good luck than good management I stumbled upon the V18 release notes - and again, more by good luck – I actually read them.
(Normally the release notes leave me totally confused so I don’t bother to read them.)
Then - ****** EUREKA******
PRINT FLOW - BricsCAD now always prints to PDF. BricsCAD relies on Mac OSX for previewing and physical printing. The standard Mac OSX print dialog can be opened via Preview. BricsCAD Page setup remains available as before. PDF export remains independent from PDF Printing as before.>
As an aside – can anyone tell me exactly what BricsCAD Page set up actually does ??
If anyone from BricsCAD gets to read this post – Can I BEG you to highlight any significant changes – such as this print issue. Shout it from the rooftops.
If in fact you did – and I missed it – Then I unreservedly apologise
I need beer.!!!!!!!!!!!!