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  • I've been having this issue as well lately, since updating to the latest version of BricsCAD. It happened just a moment ago - I had turned a layer off and did regenall, and boom, crashed. Fortunately it let me save a recovery file, but it's still in…
  • @Roy Klein Gebbinck not a bad idea on the surface, but we tend to end up with some charts and similar things off to the sides of the border, just in case they're needed in the future. Plotting Extents and centering would end up with parts of the dra…
  • @H Martin Shoemaker said: Mike, I sent you a PM with a conversion done by FONTasm!. I don't know if that software is available now. FONTasm! does not optimize the converted file but the file does work. A SHX font will not look as s…
  • @James Maeding thanks, I'm surprised it wasn't taken as a username. The TTF bug isn't even a display issue; it's a plotting issue. Onscreen, everything shows up fine. As soon as the drawing is plotted out, any text located in the xref near the clipl…
  • That's the issue though: TTF is causing the problem, or rather a bug in BricsCAD having to do with XCLIP and text located in xrefs. I DON'T want a TTF, I want a SHX font.
  • Personally, I'd much rather have SHX fonts just to avoid issues like this. Specifically, I want Arial because it's my boss's preference for everything but adjacent property text. "Plus, the civil industry wants drawings that look like inked mylars,…
  • @James Maeding said: Hmm, takes same time to pick window as limits. I've been doing cad for 20 years, and one thing I have learned is plotting procedures evolve constantly. Between our pdf drivers, and lasers, its a monthly battle that i…
  • @James Maeding said: @Mike For starters, try plotting using window, not limits or layout. The laser printers all have quirks so we typically pick inside the exact trim line for window, then center the plot, then plot to fit since half s…
  • @Terry Dotson said: The ultra low cost GeoLocation+ does not contain surface functionality. The MapWorks product Chris mentioned contains tools to elevate based on Shapefile data, and even separate contours into layers based on a designated i…
  • @Terry Dotson , when importing shapefiles with GeoLocation+, does it assign elevation values to the polylines? Using MAPIMPORT in Civil 3D ended up requiring a whole querying process in order to accomplish this. Is there a way to filter the selectio…
  • @Terry Dotson said: Thanks for the mention Chris. If the OP has a very limited budget, our GeoLocationPlus add-on will handle the shapefiles and a lot more. However if the OP is giving up Civil3D they may miss more than MAPIMPORT over time a…
  • @Roy Klein Gebbinck said: The block are perhaps a bit old? They seem to predate the introduction of the BlockPlaceHolder field object. The attached block uses this object and can be copy-pasted. Note: to display the correct elevation after pas…
  • Update: This was identified as a bug in newer versions of v19, and has been fixed in v20. Unfortunately, there was another bug underneath of that which I didn't realize was there. The idea of our contour label blocks is that they are inserted at a…
  • This issue has been identified as a bug in the new version and should hopefully be fixed with the next update.
  • I've traced the issue to a setting in the Properties window: the "Adjust colors for background" dropdown. When this dropdown is set to yes, the pixelation occurs. When set to no, the PDF shows up as sharp and crisp as the original drawing does on pa…
  • @Greg Skelhorn said: Another great option for working with ESRI shape files is QGIS. It is simple to load shape files (vector layers) and export to DXF. You can output all to a single layer or have the layer be based on an attribute value. Look…
  • Edit: Resetting the .pc3 to default settings seems to have fixed the issue.
  • @Mike said: So far, Support has been less than helpful with this. The .pc3 file I was sent gets rejected by BricsCAD, with the error message that the driver/device can't be found. The suggestion was made to look in the custom settings to see w…
  • @Roy Klein Gebbinck said: FYI: I do not experience this issue in V18.2.20. If you have a V19 license you can also use V18. That seems to be Bricsys' work around as well. It doesn't seem to be the case in 19.1.11 either. Unfortunately this…
  • From our contact at Chasmtech Mike: NaN in a pdf means not a number. I simplified the drawings and generated the PDFs. Plotting from the x-labels drawing directly – all is good. Plotting from Base drawing, everything is now NaN – so at least we…
  • @Martin Drese said: I see. If you are not in UCS this happend. Ill update the Function. As long u need to set UCS to World, ode the torient and set ucs back Ah ok, I see. I'll keep that in mind in the future - TORIENT in Civil 3D didn't w…
  • @Anthony Apostolaros said: @Mike said: Perhaps it's only present in Civil 3D, but Under the C3D dropdown menu (top left corner) > Drawing Utilities flyout > Drawing Settings window, you can set drawing units, imperial to met…
  • @Anthony Apostolaros said: @Mike said: No, I'm referring to all of the scales. Dimscale, annotation scale, LT scale, etc. We do drawings at many different scales, and having to set them all individually for every plan we do would n…
  • @Louis Verdonck said: @Mike said: This was something easily done in Civil/AutoCAD, and seems like a very basic feature. Maybe you are referring to Annotation Scale. See https://help.bricsys.com/hc/en-us/articles/36000662…
  • New convert from Autocrap software here. This has been a minor annoyance since switching over to Brics, with all of the benefits of course far outweighing the few minor issues we've had this week. At any rate, there's no way to globally set the scal…
  • @Martin Drese said: @Mike what u mean exactly? I couldnt reproduce what u annotated See attached. I've included the properties window and tagged the polyline segment used for TORIENT.
  • The TORIENT command included with BricsCAD Express Tools works great for regular text, but every time I try to use it for mtext, it throws the angle way off from what it should be. Anyone have a solution for this?
  • @Roy Klein Gebbinck said: Try inverting the colors of the scans in an image editing program. There are any number of reason why I can't do it this way, all relating to my boss's OCD.
  • Is there any workaround aside from this? Having a white background is incredibly hard on my eyes. PDFCACHE might be an option, and I'll try it. The problem there would be big scans - some of the plans I deal with are 30x42 size, and I usually scan t…
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