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  • Great, thanks so much - this is more than I expected! This should represent a viable workaround for my colleague - the only caveat that I see is that the original formula might also work for blocks that have been rotated, so maybe opening a SR sti…
  • Better mesh handling is definitely needed, but dynamic UCS on mesh faces is problematic by definition: since faces can have 4 vertices that do not need to be coplanar, a quad-face does not necessarily define a workplane. I guess adding a shortcut fo…
  • Well, as long as you do not forget to set all objects to visible before closing the drawing. As said before, if you want to use such code, you should force all commands to use bit60 by setting OBJECTISOLATIONMODE to 1 or 3. Otherwise the code will n…
  • @Jason Bourhill I just checked with V20.2.07 on Windows - and cannot spot any difference to the behavior on Linux: vla-put-visible will toggle bit 60 (= persistent visibility change), regardless of the value of OBJECTISOLATIONMODE. It therefore se…
  • If 'normal way' is to be understood as 'built-in functionality', then there is none I know of. However, if you are just looking for a more direct way to achieve what you want, you might try the attached - rather primitive - code (but beware, I did …
  • This puzzles me a little... can this be platform-dependent? On my V20 on Linux, OBJECTISOLATIONMODE has to be either 1 or 3 for this code to work reliably (unhide objects hidden by HIDEOBJECTS/ISOLATEOBJECTS)...
  • I was referring to the attached help text at the bottom of the settings window. Did you check if the problem is independent of particular drawings and visual styles?
  • I did not notice a slowdown on 20.2.06 on Linux. Since you already checked ZOOMFACTOR and VIEWRES, the remaining culprit might be AntiAliasScreen - see the warning in the settings dialog.
  • It might help to hit the shift key once the correct reference face highlights (thereby locking it) , and then to pay attention to where the snap marker displays (should be on the reference face) before selecting the insertion point. But I agree that…
  • IMO trying to convert such crab to ACIS geometry is just a waste of resources. If you need to work on stuff like this, you will have to re-model it, there are no corners you can cut. Still, handling of mesh geometry needs to improve substantially i…
  • I am absolutely not into that vl stuff, but it seems that the visibility property corresponds to the dxf group-code 60 - which changes an object's visibility persistently between drawing sessions. This will only yield the desired result if OBJECTISO…
  • On Manjaro I could start my proprietary Apps from sudo Terminal only, (Since they changed that behavior and as I don't know the way to proper install such things, if there is any) I never used Manjaro, but it would be very surprising if t…
  • I can confirm that PDFSHXTEXTASGEOMETRY seems to have no effect, at least not on V19 and V20 on linux - SHX texts are always exported as curves. Why these curves display so badly in FlexiPDF can probably only be answered by its developers. As a wor…
  • Hello RoatanBill, it is possible to persistently highlight objects - all you have to do is type (redraw(car(entsel))3) and select an entity (unhighlighting would then need (redraw(car(entsel))4), or simply a REGEN). I know you do not want to dive i…
  • I am not sure if i understood the problem, but to rotate relative to a base angle, I use dmrotate in 3d, and a little shortcut in 2d: (defun C:RR ( / selset rpnt) (setvar "CMDECHO" 0) (if (not (setq selset (ssget "I"))) (setq selset (ssget)) …
  • @Jeff King Your pdf-file does not contain any text (in a technical sense, because all font glyphs have been exploded to curves). I guess you had set PDFTTFTEXTASGEOMETRY to 1 when exporting or printing to pdf. This is generally a bad idea; it incr…
  • What you describe is exactly what I had in mind when I talked about my occasional frustration. I guess it remains to be seen if Bricsys can uphold its commitment to Linux after the acquisition by Hexagon.
  • Hello Anthony, I absolutely did not want to suggest that you should change your established workflow. I had a hard time deciding for myself if I should adjust mine to these new features, and if I had correctly anticipated the amount of work require…
  • Yes, user experience on windows is so much better. I fully understand that the amount of developer hours that can be put into the Mac and Linux versions is limited, but it still gets frustrating sometimes...
  • Yes, but if your line shows in a plan viewport with a scale of 1:100 and a detail viewport with a scale of 1:10 on the same layout, the dashes will be ten times longer in detail than in plan, which is not always wanted.
  • Hello Michael, I think much of the confusion is due to the fact that there are two basic approaches of dealing with scales in .dwg. One is the approach that Louis referred to, and that is described in the help page: All drawing - in modelspace and…
  • Anthony, how do you achieve having two differently scaled viewports with uniformly scaled linetypes on one layout without PSLTSCALE? I always thought this was impossible...
  • Hello Michael, do I understand correctly that you did not experience the glitches that I described with the distros that you use? As to the problems that you mentioned: I also see the GUI opening with some standard toolbars, and then rebuilding …
  • I did not notice real progress on the GUI related problems, from the first V20 beta until the recently released V20.3. But I am quite far on the unsupported side (running debian 10 with LXDE desktop on an aging macbook 6.1 with the nouveau driver),…
  • Hello Michael, annotation scale in layout should IMO be ignored not for 98%, but for 100% - it should simply not exist. If you work in millimeters in modelspace, you are already on the safest side, and should not experience many problems... settin…
  • I can only second Tom's remarks: Distance input while dragging an endpoint should yield identical results, regardless of the DYNMODE setting. Since the distance is measured from the dragged point when DYNMODE is off, this should also be the default…
  • Hello Michael, yes, everything concerning units and scaling is much too complicated in .dwg. This is IMO due to design flaws that Autodesk introduced long ago, and that still cannot be corrected for the sake of compatibility. A reasonable scaling…
  • Sorry, but there is no straight answer to your question: - What exactly do you want to scale? The bounding box around all objects in your drawing? A certain part of it? - What exactly do you want to scale to? A DIN/ISO sheet size? With or without …
  • Hello Anthony, everything regarding units and scaling is indeed so profoundly messed up in .dwg that it hurts my brain. Decades ago, I wrote simple code for my needs, that automated things so far that I could mostly forget about these issues in my …
  • Hello Anthony, everything regarding units and scaling is indeed so profoundly messed up in .dwg that it hurts my brain. Decades ago, I wrote simple code for my needs, that automated things so far that I could mostly forget about these issues in my …
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